French court bans TV ad showing happy kids with Down syndrome

Paris, France, Nov 23, 2016 / 02:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A French court has drawn international backlash for ruling that a popular video showing happy children with Down syndrome was “inappropriate” for French television.“It’s so absurd. I have never heard of a ruling so egregious,” said Michelle Sie Whitten, president and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.She called the decision “shocking” and “offensive,” adding that it … [Read more...]

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For Cardinal Tobin, Pope Francis is in step with his predecessors

Rome, Italy, Nov 23, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a sit-down interview with CNA Monday, Cardinal Joseph Tobin opened up about his appointment and his thoughts on the U.S. elections, as well as Pope Francis’ warning to cardinal’s against ‘polarization’ and his emphasis on mercy.The new cardinal, who not only got his red hat Saturday, but was recently appointed Archbishop of Newark, admitted that all the changes he’s undergoing have “been … [Read more...]

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A Missionary of Mercy’s advice for priests after Jubilee

Rome, Italy, Nov 19, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having spent the Holy Year fulfilling his mandate as one of Pope Francis’ Missionaries of Mercy, Fr. John Paul Zeller has some advice for his fellow priests when it comes to forgiveness and the sacrament of Confession.“We need courageous priests that preach and teach clearly about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of His Church,” Fr. John Paul told CNA Nov. 17.“If we do not preach and teach about the … [Read more...]

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So what is a consistory, anyway?

Rome, Italy, Nov 18, 2016 / 03:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a simple rite this Saturday, 17 prelates will receive a red biretta from Pope Francis and thus join the College of Cardinals.   Dressed in their red robes, the cardinals-to-be will gather in St. Peter Basilica, profess the Creed, and then approach Pope Francis one by one. The Pope will give each of them the red biretta, and their cardinal’s ringThe Pope will place the red hat on each cardinal’s head and say:“To … [Read more...]

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New Venezuelan cardinal says country’s crisis prompted red hat

Rome, Italy, Nov 18, 2016 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Venezuelan Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo is one of the Pope's picks from the peripheries who will get a red hat this weekend, which the new cardinal-elect says is a sign of the Vatican's concern for the people amid the country’s ongoing crisis.“The Holy Father has shown a special interest for Venezuela,” Cardinal-elect Porras told journalists Nov. 15.“I think that never as now, here in the … [Read more...]

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Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says.

Madrid, Spain, Nov 16, 2016 / 03:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit that disrespected the Catholic faith.The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers announced it would file an appeal and be prepared “to go to the highest court necessary in the face of what is becoming a campaign of serious offenses against the Christian faith and religious freedom.”Abel Azcona stole more … [Read more...]

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Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says.

Madrid, Spain, Nov 16, 2016 / 03:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit that disrespected the Catholic faith.The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers announced it would file an appeal and be prepared “to go to the highest court necessary in the face of what is becoming a campaign of serious offenses against the Christian faith and religious freedom.”Abel Azcona stole more … [Read more...]

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