Vatican analyst explores ‘The Francis Miracle’ in new book

Rome, Italy, Mar 17, 2015 / 02:28 am (CNA).- Pope Francis is the subject of a new book by noted Vatican analyst and author John Allen, Jr. From the Pope’s Argentinian roots to his journey to the papacy and view to the future, “The Francis Miracle” seeks to offer a definitive resource on the Roman Pontiff and the legacy he will leave behind. CNA spoke with Allen about “The Francis Miracle,” which is available this month from TIME Books. The text of the interview is … [Read more...]

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‘Family is not a fad’: Dolce & Gabbana spark firestorm in backing traditional marriage

Rome, Italy, Mar 16, 2015 / 07:11 am (CNA).- Creators of the luxury Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana sparked global controversy over the weekend after coming out in defense of marriage, saying that children have the right to a mother and a father. “The family is not a fad,” said co-founder of the fashion empire, Stefano Gabbana, in an interview with the Italian Magazine Panorama. “In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.” Sharing this view with his … [Read more...]

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Here’s what the Church in Pompei is doing about the mafia

Pompeii, Italy, Mar 15, 2015 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompei said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has several initiatives in place to help affected families. “The Italian church has always taken into great consideration the problems relating to the South of Italy,” where mafia activity in its various forms is deeply seated, Archbishop Tommaso Caputo told CNA Feb. 28. Archbishop Caputo … [Read more...]

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Power of prayer: Contemplative cloisters coming to Crimea?

Simferopol, Crimea, Mar 14, 2015 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been one year since fighting broke out in Ukraine. The death toll has surpassed 6,000. Almost 1 million people have been displaced. And a February ceasefire agreement with Russia has created only a tenuous halt in hostilities, leaving the future uncertain. But, Bishop Jacek Pyl of the Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol has a plan; he wants to invite a contemplative order of sisters into the heart of the Crimean … [Read more...]

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Holy See’s hospital works to help inmates re-enter society

Rome, Italy, Mar 14, 2015 / 06:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for inmates at the Rebibbia New Complex Prison in the suburbs of Rome. But the Vatican’s concern for those at the prison does not stop there. Since 2011, the overcrowded prison has partnered with the Holy See-owned hospital Bambino Gesù in a work education program to help train inmates and help them be re-accepted in society. The prison’s inmates have worked for the … [Read more...]

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Journalist blasted for lying in confessional, recording priests’ answers

Bologna, Italy, Mar 13, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The confessional is one of the most private and privileged places in the world. So when an Italian journalist violated the bond of trust between penitent and priest, the Archbishop of Bologna decried her “grave lack of respect” for all Catholics. Laura Alari writes for Quotidiano Nazionale, which is headquartered in Bologna. She authored a series of four articles in the newspaper which disclosed the responses of priests in … [Read more...]

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Abortion support blights European Parliament report, critics charge

Strasbourg, France, Mar 13, 2015 / 01:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Parliament has ignored the needs of children by adopting a human rights report that supports abortion access in the name of “human dignity” while encouraging efforts to redefine marriage, critics have said. “Children are entitled to special care and assistance according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe affirmed March … [Read more...]

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