What is the devil’s favorite sin? An exorcist responds

Madrid, Spain, Feb 16, 2017 / 03:17 am (CNA).- Is an exorcist afraid? What is the devil's favorite sin? These and other questions were tackled in an interview with the Dominican priest, Father Juan José Gallego, an exorcist from the Archdiocese of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.Almost a decade after Fr. Gallego was appointed as exorcist, he was interviewed by the Spanish daily El Mundo. The priest said that in his experience, pride is the sin the devil likes the most.“Have … [Read more...]

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Rome angered over ‘Godfather’ themed funeral for alleged mob boss

Rome, Italy, Aug 22, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An outlandish funeral for an alleged Italian mob boss, complete with a horse-drawn carriage, flower petals strewn from a helicopter and a brass band playing theme music from the movie “The Godfather” was slammed by Rome’s politicians Thursday as an intolerable display of impunity. Hundreds gathered outside the church of San Giovanni Bosco on the outskirts of Rome to pay their respects to Vittorio Casamonica, 65, … [Read more...]

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Greece tour brings Saint Paul’s ministry to life for priests

Athens, Greece, Aug 18, 2015 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A two-week trip to Greece will let priests in Rome follow in the steps of St. Paul: all the way from his conversion in Philippi, to his preaching in Corinth and finally his overnight stop in Crete as a prisoner. “Studying the Bible in the places where it was written – the Holy Land, Greece, Turkey – is essential for all students of Scripture, in my opinion,” Father Scott Brodeur S.J. told CNA Aug. … [Read more...]

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In UK, assisted suicide vote looms as a key moment for disabled

London, England, Aug 14, 2015 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid strong Christian opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide in the U.K., former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has broken away. He took part in a video for a group backing assisted suicide and claims that it is “profoundly Christian” to help people end their lives. “There’s nothing noble about excruciating pain and I think we need as a nation to give people the right to decide their … [Read more...]

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US embassy to the Holy See begins move to new location

Rome, Italy, Aug 11, 2015 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has begun its move to a new building – which shares the same campus as both the U.S. Embassy to Italy and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. “We are looking forward to a larger, more modern facility that can provide a more functional space for our staff,” U.S. ambassador Ken Hackett said in an Aug. 11 statement announcing the move. He said the Unites States’ … [Read more...]

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Greece in crisis – and what Catholics are doing to help

Athens, Greece, Aug 6, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Greece's financial and political situation reaches a fever pitch in complexity, Caritas has stepped up and is offering help to the growing number of poor and migrants inhabiting the country. “Here everything is blocked, everything is difficult. There isn't work, there isn't anything. Also Greeks are looking for work, everyone is. It's a very, very difficult situation,” Father Andrea Voutsinos told CNA Aug. … [Read more...]

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This 100-year-old priest still has a very important task: fighting Satan

Madrid, Spain, Aug 5, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of life, Father Francisco Acevedo says he still has important work to do. “St. Peter says: 'Be sober and keep watch, because the devil as a roaring lion walks about, seeking whom he may devour,” said Fr. Acevedo in an interview published by the Bishop of Malaga. “I still have to resist the devil, but it's not … [Read more...]

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