These monks are convinced: Gregorian chant will make your life better

Rome, Italy, Jun 3, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Benedictine Monks of Norcia spend their lives in prayer and labor – “ora et labora” – chanting the psalms and producing crafts to support themselves. This week, they also released an album meant to share their prayer with the world – music, they say, that has what your soul needs. “The monks spend hours every day chanting the Mass and the Divine Office. It’s part of the air we breathe. … [Read more...]

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How a baker in Northern Ireland is standing up for faith in the workplace

Belfast, UK, Jun 2, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a legal ruling deemed a bakery in Northern Ireland to have discriminated against a gay customer, the bakery’s owners have decided to appeal the decision, hoping to promote the place of faith in the public square. Ashers Baking Company, a bakery owned by a Christian family located in County Antrim, was charged with discriminating against a gay customer who ordered a cake with a pro-gay marriage theme: the bakery had declined to … [Read more...]

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A supernatural sign? Rare solar halo appears at Romero beatification

Rome, Italy, Jun 1, 2015 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the relics of Blessed Oscar Romero were brought out for veneration during his beatification Mass in San Salvador, the cloudy skies parted and a ring of light – known as a “solar halo” – appeared around the sun. “Honestly, I think this one of the most supernatural things I have ever experienced in my life,” Father Manuel Dorantes told CNA May 29. A priest of the diocese of Chicago and Spanish … [Read more...]

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After mounting criticism, Scotland’s assisted suicide bill defeated in Parliament

Edinburgh, Scotland, May 31, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The controversial Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill was defeated on Wednesday by the Scottish Parliament 82-36 in a free vote in Edinburgh, following rising dissent against the legislation. "Today our parliamentarians took a step towards building a society that has the dignity of the human person - and especially the most vulnerable - at its very heart, and for that we are grateful," Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews … [Read more...]

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As conflict rages on, Ukrainian troops make a pilgrimage for peace

Lourdes, France, May 29, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of the Ukrainian army recently traveled to Lourdes, France for an international military pilgrimage aimed at promoting peace – something the whole country is said to be praying for. To come to the shrine with soldiers actively fighting in conflict zones “is very important to us because like this we feel very supported by the whole world,” Father Ivan Yavorskyy told CNA May 16. “We also want to show … [Read more...]

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Not a burden, but a grace: The indissolubility of marriage

Rome, Italy, May 27, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The sacrament of marriage, characterized as it is by indissolubility, is good news for the people of today, according to a Spanish priest who specializes in family and marriage issues. “The family is in crisis: divorce, models of the family contrary to the Gospel, abandoned children, abortion … it’s true there are problems, but before anything else the family is good news and the indissolubility of marriage is not a … [Read more...]

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‘Little’ friars credit vocation boom to Pope’s name

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Gathered in Rome for their general chapter meeting, members of the Order of Friars Minor – better known as Franciscans – said that while vocations in general have been down in recent years, numbers have begun to rise again after Pope Francis’ election. Polish Friar Fr. Filemon Janka spoke with CNA after the order’s May 26 audience with Pope Francis, saying that his papal name selection “is significant for all … [Read more...]

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