It’s time to put the heat on South Sudan’s leaders, bishop says

Rome, Italy, Jan 28, 2016 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale joined his brother prelates from South Sudan and Sudan for a time of rest and prayer in Rome last week, during which they were able to discuss key issues the two countries face, including decades of internal conflict and war.South Sudan – which won its independence from Sudan in 2011 – has endured its own civil war for more than two years, since a power struggle erupted between President Salva Kiir … [Read more...]

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Christians are united by mission and conversion, Pope Francis reflects

Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2016 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday marked the conclusion of the Week for Christian Unity, saying all Christians are united by the call to conversion and the mission to proclaim the Gospel.  “Beyond the differences that still separate us, we joyfully recognize that, at the origin of the Christian life there is always a call whose author is God,” the Pope during his Jan. 25 homily at Vespers for the Feast of the Conversion of St. … [Read more...]

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Young people in London hear Catholic view on sex and love

London, England, Jan 24, 2016 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Helping young Catholics engage their culture on matters of human dignity and sexuality – based on the writings of St. John Paul II – was the aim of a recent symposium held in the heart of London.“Young people are hungry for knowledge about the true meaning of personal love and human sexuality,” said conference speaker Robert McNamara.Over the course of the Jan 13-17 symposium, McNamara, an adjunct professor of … [Read more...]

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Watch this video and ‘wake up’ from indifference to persecuted Christians

Santander, Spain, Jan 21, 2016 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A video that shares the testimonies of people who have personally suffered the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is calling on their fellow Christians in the West to “wake up” to the grave crisis facing their brethren.The most important thing that Christians can do for their brethen in Iraq and Syria is to build a courageously Christians society in their own countries, an exiled Iraqi bishop says in his … [Read more...]

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Is love fading from your marriage? Ask Mary for help, this bishop advises

Cordoba, Spain, Jan 20, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The love in a marriage is like “the wine at the wedding feast of Cana,” a Spanish bishop said in a recent pastoral letter, in which he encouraged spouses to turn to the Virgin Mary for help when their relationship is troubled.Bishop Demetrio Fernández Gonzalez of Cordoba encouraged the faithful to pray to the Virgin so that love is never lacking in their union in a Jan. 14 letter: “May the good wine of a renewed … [Read more...]

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This man has been in a coma for 33 years – and his wife has stayed by his side

Lyon, France, Jan 20, 2016 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After sustaining a damaged leg tendon in 1982, 34-year old international footballer Jean-Pierre Adams thought that a routine knee surgery at a hospital in Lyon, France would relieve some of his discomfort.By the end of the day, the surgery had left Adams in a comatose state, unable to perform normal bodily functions like walking or talking.That was over thirty years ago.Today, his devoted wife Bernadette personally cares for … [Read more...]

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Let’s unite against war and violence, Pope Francis urges at Roman synagogue

Rome, Italy, Jan 17, 2016 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking Sunday at the major synagogue of Rome, Pope Francis called on Jews and Christians to counter the conflict, war, violence and injustice that open deep wounds in humanity.These call us “to strengthen our commitment for peace and justice,” he said Jan. 17. “The violence of man toward man is in contradiction with every religion worthy of this name, and in particular with the great monotheistic … [Read more...]

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