A year after riots, Baltimore leaders unite for Rome pilgrimage

Rome, Italy, Mar 10, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly a year after violent riots erupted in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, religious leaders from across the city have banded together for a pilgrimage to Rome which they hope will help them to build bridges in their community.“One of the things that any community like Baltimore needs are leaders who will build bridges, build bridges over partisan divides, socio-economic divides, and … [Read more...]

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Here are the faces of the nuns who were martyred in Yemen

Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2016 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, Sister Marguerite, and were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen.These sisters left their homes in India and Africa to serve the poor, elderly, and disabled in the war-torn country of Yemen. They worked together with volunteers at the convent's home care center, where they served around sixty to eighty patients of all … [Read more...]

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There’s no question – the Missionaries of Charity ‘died as martyrs’

Rome, Italy, Mar 6, 2016 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a recent attack at a Missionaries of Charity convent in Yemen claimed the lives of four of the sisters there, the bishop overseeing the area said he has no doubt they died as martyrs.“For me there is no doubt that the sisters have been victims of hatred – hatred against our faith,” Bishop Paul Hinder told CNA March 6.“The Missionaries of Charity died as martyrs: as martyrs of charity, as martyrs because they … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Pell shares emotional meeting with abuse survivors

Rome, Italy, Mar 3, 2016 / 09:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal George Pell and a dozen survivors of clerical sex abuse met in Rome on Thursday, where they shared an emotional encounter and drafted a joint statement committing to work toward peace and healing.“I just met with about a dozen of the Ballarat survivors, support people and officials and heard each of their stories and of their sufferings. It was hard; an honest and occasionally emotional meeting,” Cardinal Pell, who is … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Müller: Can’t receive Communion? You can still participate in Church’s life

Cologne, Germany, Mar 3, 2016 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A focus on the reception of Holy Communion by the divorced-and-remarried misses the larger point of pastoral care: participation in the Church's whole life, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said in an interview on Tuesday.“The Pope always says that it is not about Holy Communion alone, but about integration within the life of the Church,” Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told … [Read more...]

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As abuse hearing ends, Cardinal Pell says he ‘should have done more’

Rome, Italy, Mar 3, 2016 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to an Australian committee investigating institutional responses to child sex abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell has expressed his regret for failing to take more action against abusive priests in the 1970s and '80s.One of the things Cardinal Pell has most lamented throughout the process is that he “should have done more” as a priest-advisor to his bishop, and as an auxiliary bishop.He expressed regret “that … [Read more...]

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As abuse hearing ends, Cardinal Pell says he ‘should have done more’

Rome, Italy, Mar 3, 2016 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to an Australian committee investigating institutional responses to child sex abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell has expressed his regret for failing to take more action against abusive priests in the 1970s and '80s.One of the things Cardinal Pell has most lamented throughout the process is that he “should have done more” as a priest-advisor to his bishop, and as an auxiliary bishop.He expressed regret “that … [Read more...]

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