Exorcist says there’s a demon that targets the family

Rome, Italy, Sep 24, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There's a demon that specializes in attacking the family, said exorcist César Truqui, a priest who participated in a course on exorcism held in Rome last year.Fr. Truqui warned that everything that is harming the family, including divorce, pleases the devil.Speaking to the Italian weekly Tempi in 2015, the priest said that there is “a demon who specializes in the attack on the family, also cited in the story of Tobias, … [Read more...]

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How Catholic leaders are responding to the Queen’s prison reform speech

London, England, May 26, 2016 / 12:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are ready to support the government’s proposed prison reforms outlined in Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to Parliament.“The Church has a strong practical contribution to make. Our chaplains work in every prison throughout England and Wales, and are often at the forefront of supporting prisoners in their rehabilitation,” Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton … [Read more...]

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No special treatment for these athletes, but ‘a chance’ to play

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of athletes took to the fields in Rome over the weekend for the launch of this year's “Special Olympics European Football Week,” an unique event which saw people both with – and without – intellectual disabilities competing side by side.“This is about the athletes, about their abilities, about giving them a chance,” said Logan Ludwig, deputy supreme knight for the Knights of Columbus, which … [Read more...]

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Are we less free than a 1950s housewife? A look at contraception

Rome, Italy, Jun 8, 2017 / 02:58 am (CNA).- What started as a means to liberate women seems to have taken an ironic twist.The past century has witnessed the widespread normalization of artificial contraception, with its promise of empowering women and teenage girls to gain freedom over their bodies and fertility, along with a level of sexual liberation equal to that of men.This freedom has emerged from what is seen as a longstanding culture of misogyny – exemplified by the so-called … [Read more...]

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Polish rallies seek stronger protections for unborn children

Warsaw, Poland, May 17, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of Polish pro-lifers have called on parliament to pass a bill that would further restrict abortion in the country.“Today we are calling on our state authorities to guarantee full legal protection of unborn children,” Pawe? Kwasniak said to a Sunday rally of over 1,000 people in Warsaw.Kwasniak heads the Support Center for Life and Family Initiatives, the Warsaw-based pro-life NGO that organized support for the … [Read more...]

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Don’t let fear keep you from World Youth Day, cardinal says

Rome, Italy, May 17, 2016 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With millions of youth set to arrive in Krakow for World Youth Day in just a few weeks, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that “there is no danger” and urged those still on the fence to not miss the opportunity out of fear.“Come to Krakow, we’re waiting for you, don’t be afraid!” the cardinal said in a May 30 message to young people around the world. “I say clearly to the youth: do not be … [Read more...]

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Don’t let fear keep you from World Youth Day, cardinal says

Rome, Italy, May 17, 2016 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With millions of youth set to arrive in Krakow for World Youth Day in just a few weeks, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that “there is no danger” and urged those still on the fence to not miss the opportunity out of fear.“Come to Krakow, we’re waiting for you, don’t be afraid!” the cardinal said in a May 30 message to young people around the world. “I say clearly to the youth: do not be … [Read more...]

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