Rabbi: From John XXIII to Francis, Catholic relations with Judaism have improved

Rome, Italy, Oct 29, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fifty years ago the way the Catholic Church related with other religions changed forever when the Second Vatican Council declaration Nostra aetate sparked a wave of unprecedented welcome – a revolution one rabbi says has gained steam with every Pope since. “Saint John XXIII was the revolution. He deserves the copyright,” Rabbi David Rosen told CNA in an Oct. 28 interview. “He really transformed the relationship … [Read more...]

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With a child’s touch, sculpture seeks to comfort those who mourn abortion

Rome, Italy, Oct 24, 2015 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Five years ago a young Slovakian artist set out to create a statue that would offer hope and healing to post-abortive women suffering from pain and regret – and the project would touch hearts around the world. The statue portrays a suffering mother in imitation stone. She is grieving with her face buried in her hands. She is approached by her aborted baby, depicted in a young child’s transparent form. The child reaches up to … [Read more...]

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For Thai Cardinal, the art of living includes witness to the Gospel

Rome, Italy, Oct 23, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Every Christian has a role to play in evangelization, and the first step is to take the Word of God into their hearts, the Archbishop of Bangkok has said. “We need to give a concrete testimony of faith in living the Word of God, building small Christian communities and then we also have the obligation to announce the Good News,” Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij told CNA. He explained that Christians must … [Read more...]

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Spain’s socialist party would ban religion classes – even in private schools

Madrid, Spain, Oct 22, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Spain prepares for its general election in December, Pedro Sánchez, the leader of the nation's socialist party, has said that if elected his government will pull religion courses from both public and private schools. Sánchez leads the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), the largest opposition party in the nation. General elections will take place Dec. 20, for all the seats in the lower house of Spain's … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput: In Philly and in synod, support for Francis is obvious

Rome, Italy, Oct 19, 2015 / 09:38 am (CNA).- In an Oct. 19 interview, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite an implied assertion in America Magazine over the weekend, no synod father is an “opponent” of Pope Francis. “If the welcome we gave Pope Francis in Philadelphia last month looked like ‘opposition,’ people need a trip to a really good eye doctor,” the archbishop told CNA, adding that Pope Francis “has explicitly invited … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput rejects claim that he opposes Francis

Rome, Italy, Oct 19, 2015 / 09:04 am (CNA).- In an Oct. 19 interview, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite an implied assertion in America Magazine over the weekend, he is not an “opponent” of Pope Francis. “If the welcome we gave Pope Francis in Philadelphia last month looked like ‘opposition,’ people need a trip to a really good eye doctor,” the archbishop told CNA, adding that Pope Francis “has explicitly invited candor and … [Read more...]

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Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

Rome, Italy, Oct 16, 2015 / 02:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in Rome. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, the Primate of All-Ireland, told CNA that his family, who shares the same surname as the Little Flower family, has a special devotion to the Martins, including parents Louis and Zelie, who will be canonized Oct. 18. “In our family, the story of St. Therese is very dear to … [Read more...]

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