The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession.“St. Padre Pio is a pretty powerful intercessor…a priest said to me once that he’s probably one of the most active saints in the Church,” Fr. John Paul Zeller MVFA, told CNA in an … [Read more...]

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What is the ‘beating heart’ of the Church? The Eucharist

Genoa, Italy, Sep 21, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eucharist is the source of mercy and the beating heart of the Church, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has said.He was appointed Pope Francis’ special envoy for the Italian National Eucharistic Congress, held in Genoa Sept. 15-18.      “I would say that this congress is the response to a world order without God. It is also a testimony – for the city of Genoa and for the country - that living a good … [Read more...]

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A final farewell to Rome’s exorcist: the funeral of Father Amorth

Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2016 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his Sept. 16 death at the age of 91.“He accompanied with great humility, faith, generosity, and charity those who were tormented by the evil one,” and “ and encouraged them on the difficult journey to liberation,” a priest of the International Association of Exorcists said during the Sept. 19 … [Read more...]

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In Assisi, Pope Francis slams ‘paganism of indifference’

Assisi, Italy, Sep 20, 2016 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In efforts for peace, indifference is the greatest sickness of our time, Pope Francis said at an interreligious summit in Assisi on Tuesday.“It is a virus that paralyzes, rendering us lethargic and insensitive, a disease that eats away at the very heart of religious fervor, giving rise to a new and deeply sad paganism: the paganism of indifference.”“We cannot remain indifferent,” he said. “Today the world … [Read more...]

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March for life in Berlin draws thousands

Berlin, Germany, Sep 17, 2016 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 7,500 people took part in the annual March for Life in Berlin on Saturday, under the motto: “No Child is Unsuitable.”The peaceful gathering was organized by the Federal Association for the Right to Life. Participants brandished placards supporting the right to life from conception to natural death.Five bishops took part in the event: Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg, who also celebrated the closing … [Read more...]

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Rome’s exorcist, Father Gabriel Amorth, dies at age 91

Rome, Italy, Sep 16, 2016 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Gabriel Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who drew worldwide attention, died on Friday at the age of 91.Leaders of the Society of St. Paul remembered him with “great affection and gratitude,” SIR News reports.“Now he rests from his many battles with the devil,” Spanish theologian Father Jose Antonio Fortea told CNA Sept. 16.The priest first met Father Amorth in 1995 during theological studies … [Read more...]

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These converts met the Church through EWTN in the Middle East

Stockholm, Sweden, Sep 15, 2016 / 10:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arne and Barbara Sahlstrom are a Swedish married couple, both brought up as Lutherans, though they were not practicing.They began to be interested in the Catholic faith with the visit of Pope John Paul II to Sweden in 1989, and got fully into it through programs on EWTN while they were living in Dubai and they finally entered the Catholic Church. This is their story.As told by José Miguel Cejas, author of the book … [Read more...]

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