Study documents abortion’s global health threat to women

Geneva, Switzerland, May 31, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new study released during the 66th annual World Health Assembly identified and exposed what it claimed to be the harmful and often overlooked impact that abortion has on women's health. Decades-long research analysis issued by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach and National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund makes the case that rather than being a routine medical procedure, abortion is detrimental to the … [Read more...]

Man prayed over by Pope says he suffered from demons

Rome, Italy, May 30, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- A 43-year-old Mexican man whom Pope Francis prayed over in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday said that he had suffered from demonic possession for more than a decade. Father Gabriele Amorth, the famous exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, told CNA on May 22 that Angel had received a “prayer of deliverance” from the Pope, who laid hands on him and prayed after Mass on May 19. In an interview published by the Spanish newspaper El … [Read more...]

Holy See decries intolerance ‘in the name of tolerance’

Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement from the Holy See warned that prejudice against Christianity is growing in Europe, often under the guise of “tolerance.” “Intolerance in the name of ‘tolerance’ must be named for what it is and publicly condemned,” said Bishop Mario Toso, SDB. “To deny religiously informed moral argument a place in the public square is intolerant and anti-democratic.” “Or to put it … [Read more...]

Holy See decries intolerance ‘in the name of tolerance’

Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement from the Holy See warned that prejudice against Christianity is growing in Europe, often under the guise of “tolerance.” “Intolerance in the name of ‘tolerance’ must be named for what it is and publicly condemned,” said Bishop Mario Toso, SDB. “To deny religiously informed moral argument a place in the public square is intolerant and anti-democratic.” “Or to put it … [Read more...]

Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi begin stage of prayer and penance

Rome, Italy, May 29, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Legionaries of Christ and the members of Regnum Christi will enter a period of atonement and prayer in preparation for upcoming events that will determine the future of their spiritual family. The announcement was made in a May 28 letter signed by Fr. Sylvester Heereman, the Vicar General and acting Director General of the Legion, along with Gloria Rodríguez and Jorge López; directors of the female and male branches … [Read more...]

Wisconsin cardinal takes possession of Roman see

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2013 / 02:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Far from his native Milwaukee, Cardinal James M. Harvey took possession of his “titular church” in Rome, a vibrant suburban parish that will now look to him as its cardinal patron. “Be assured of my continued remembrance in the Lord and of my friendship, my friendship for all of you regardless of how you collaborate within this reality, this parish community,” Cardinal Harvey told parishioners at St. Pius V a Villa … [Read more...]

Schönstatt Movement overjoyed at receiving original chapel

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2013 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One of the oldest movements in the Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, but on Wednesday its members received an early gift when they learned that the chapel where it all started was being given to them. Father Andrew Pastore, the movement’s communications officer, explained in a May 23 interview with CNA that the Pallottine Fathers announced during their provincial assembly that “they’re actually … [Read more...]


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