Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2015 / 07:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of the Focolare movement, Chiara Lubich. The ceremony will take place on January 27 at the cathedral in Frascati, where the international headquarters of the movement is located and where Lubich is buried. Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement, celebrated the news and encouraged members to be “living … [Read more...]

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Ahead of Synod, UK Catholics to venerate relics of St Therese’s parents

Portsmouth, England, Jan 16, 2015 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the Diocese of Portsmouth will have an invaluable opportunity this May to venerate the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux’s parents, a saintly married couple, ahead of the upcoming Synod on the Family. “To focus our prayers in the lead-up to the Synod, I have invited to the Diocese the relics of Blessed Louis and Blessed Zélie Martin, one of the first married couples ever to be beatified,” wrote … [Read more...]

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Scottish archbishop credits God’s grace for healing process in diocese

Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan 13, 2015 / 05:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the 2013 resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien as Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, his successor acknowledges the healing process for the diocese is continuing by God’s grace, but will take time. “Time is a great healer, and that is certainly helping us. But there is also the grace of God assisting us in moving on from any difficulties we might have had in the past,” Archbishop Leo Cushley … [Read more...]

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For refugees, Spanish bishops propose ‘a Church without borders’

Albacete, Spain, Jan 13, 2015 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Spanish bishops have released a message for their nation's Day of the Immigrant and Refugee, which will be held Jan. 18, entitled "A Church without borders, a Mother for all." Bishop Ciriaco Benavente Mateos of Albacete told CNA, “Today there is much talk about borders, and sometimes immigration is seen almost as an attack, but the theme of the day sums up the spirit of a Church without borders, a Church that … [Read more...]

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How a crucifix restoration in Rome offers hope to the poor

Rome, Italy, Jan 11, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After receiving inspiration from an aged crucifix, Cardinal James Stafford commissioned it to be restored as a sign of compassion for Rome’s suffering poor and unemployed population. Cardinal Stafford told CNA Jan. 9 that the cross has been restored “out of a hermeneutics of compassion and to rediscover compassion, to help the poor rediscover the fact that there is a compassionate world (out) there.” The restoration … [Read more...]

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For Sri Lanka, Pope’s visit solidifies peace after brutal civil war

Rome, Italy, Jan 9, 2015 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Falling just five years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Pope Francis’ visit to the country is seen as a sign of reconciliation, a message expected to be shown through his gestures more than his words. “We are going to have (Pope Francis) in an atmosphere in which we have finished a war – a civil war for 30 long years – and we are in need of a real process of reconciliation; spiritually, materially, … [Read more...]

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Haitian amputees lace-up soccer cleats on Roman sports field

Rome, Italy, Jan 9, 2015 / 04:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Five years after the island of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, three young amputees will have the opportunity to play soccer in Rome through the help of the Knights of Columbus. Wilfrid Macena, Mackenson Pierre and Sandy J.L. Louiseme each lost a leg in the 2010 earthquake that tore through the island nation, and will be present in the Vatican for a Jan. 10 conference called by Pope Francis to observe the fifth anniversary of … [Read more...]

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