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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Pope meets with Chilean miners five years after ‘miraculous’ rescue

Rome, Italy, Oct 15, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis met this week with a group of Chilean miners who spent more than two months in a collapsed mine in 2010, before a dramatic rescue that many have hailed as miraculous. The miners had a chance to meet the Pope after his weekly general audience. They presented him with a miner’s helmet and other gifts. Among those present to meet the Holy Father were Ariel Ticona, one of the miners who was trapped underground, along with his … [Read more...]

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Naming the unknown martyr: could these remains be St. John Plessington?

Shrewsbury, England, Oct 14, 2015 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The English priest St. John Plessington was among dozens martyred because of an anti-Catholic hoax in the seventeenth century. Now a diocese seeks to confirm whether remains long venerated as a martyr’s relics are his. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury praised the saint’s “faithfulness to the point of death” and his witness to priestly life and mission in the diocese. St. John Plessington was canonized in … [Read more...]

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More scheming outside the synod? Soros foundation rep attends LGBT lobby event

Rome, Italy, Oct 14, 2015 / 12:11 am (CNA).- Attendees at an LGBT activist event lobbying the Synod of Bishops included an official from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, one of the most influential funders in the world. “Open Society Foundations program officer Peter Matjasic was one of the participants of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics assembly,” Antonia Zafeiri, the foundations’ European communications officer, confirmed to CNA Oct. 13. Zafeiri … [Read more...]

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Polish archbishop: Unless we recognize sin, Christ’s incarnation is meaningless

Rome, Italy, Oct 13, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a wide-ranging and hard-hitting interview with EWTN Germany, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish bishops' conference, said that were we to cease to recognize sinfulness, then Christ's Incarnation would be rendered “void of its meaning.” “We void the meaning of the whole work of the incarnation because we say that Christ has not come to us; however, beyond Christ, there is no … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Ruini reflects on the Magisterium’s continuity

Rome, Italy, Oct 8, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rome when Venerable Pius XII was Pope, emphasized in a recent interview that he has experienced the continuity of Popes, from Pacelli to Bergoglio. “I have no difficulty in recognizing that there are differences, some of them significant, between Pope Francis and his closest predecessors. I collaborated for twenty years with John Paul II, and then briefly with … [Read more...]

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