Hope for Mexico: one bishop’s reflection on the papal visit

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Pope Francis had a simple message to tell the people of Mexico: “you are not forgotten.”Bishop Cantú, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ committee on international justice and peace, said the Pope’s visit showed Mexico “that the Holy Father cares about you, and that God is with us even in difficult moments, even in the darkness of life.”He was one of two … [Read more...]

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What Archbishop Shevchuk saw in the meeting of the Pope and Patriarch Kirill

Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What’s next for ecumenism? After the recent meeting between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has emphasized that “the first thing is to free religion from politics.”  “We cannot reconcile with geopolitics, but we can reconcile with our brothers,” Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych told CNA Feb. 23.   He reflected … [Read more...]

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There’s no question – reporting abuse is a must, Cardinal O’Malley says

Rome, Italy, Feb 16, 2016 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After recent media reports suggested the Vatican is telling bishops to cover up sexual abuse, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said that reporting abuse is not just a civil responsibility, but a moral one.“The crimes and sins of the sexual abuse of children must not be kept secret for any longer. I pledge the zealous vigilance of the Church to protect children and the promise of accountability for … [Read more...]

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A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller ‘Risen’

Rome, Italy, Feb 10, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.“The film presents us with the element of a second chance, of forgiveness, of redemption,” Joseph Fiennes told CNA. “Whether you're a believer or not, I think there's a … [Read more...]

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A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller ‘Risen’

Rome, Italy, Feb 10, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.“The film presents us with the element of a second chance, of forgiveness, of redemption,” Joseph Fiennes told CNA. “Whether you're a believer or not, I think there's a … [Read more...]

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EU joins voices labeling ISIS actions a ‘genocide’

Strasbourg, France, Feb 4, 2016 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities, at the hands of the Islamic State.A resolution adopted by the parliament states that “so-called ‘ISIS/Da’esh’ commits genocide against Christians and Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities.”The vote followed last week’s … [Read more...]

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This LGBT advocate changed his mind about Christian bakers

London, England, Feb 3, 2016 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.In 2014, he proclaimed his condemnation against Ashers Bakery in Belfast, Ireland, which was found guilty of “discrimination” because a pair of Christian bakers refused to ice a cake that would read “Support Gay Marriage.”But now, two years later, Tatchell has halted his previous claims … [Read more...]

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