Head of Comboni Missionary Sisters urges renewal

Rome, Italy, Oct 13, 2013 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ten years after the canonization of Saint Daniel Comboni, the head of the Comboni Missionary Sisters has exhorted the congregation’s members to deepen their focus on Christ as they pursue their founder’s work.Sister Luzia Premoli, the missionary sisters’ general superior, in an Oct. 5 letter to the congregation, encouraged the sisters to continue to become “women of the Gospel, mothers and sisters of humanity in … [Read more...]

Experts meet to consider women in the Church, world

Rome, Italy, Oct 12, 2013 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Approximately 100 women from around the world gathered in Rome from Oct. 10-12 to discuss the “feminine genius” described by Bl. Pope John Paul II 25 years ago.The study seminar was hosted by the women’s section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and focused on the theme, “God entrusts the human being to the woman.”Experts in various disciplines ranging from medicine and law to academia and art … [Read more...]

Regnum Christi general assembly to be held in December

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2013 / 10:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the Papal delegate overseeing Regnum Christi and the Legion of Christ, has announced that consecrated women of Regnum Christi will have their first general assembly later this year. “The General Assembly should represent the whole association and, by analogy with what the Code of Canon Law establishes for general chapters of religious institutes, should be 'a true sign of its unity in … [Read more...]

Pope rescued hundreds from military dictatorship, author says

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian journalist Nello Scavo has released a book entitled “Bergoglio’s List,” recounting the efforts of Pope Francis to help hundreds escape persecution by Argentina's military dictatorship. Scavo told CNA that his book was based on interviews with numerous eyewitnesses and on testimonies reconstructed after thorough research in Argentina.   “From all these stories emerges a list of persons saved by … [Read more...]

Pope rescued hundreds from military dictatorship, author says

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian journalist Nello Scavo has released a book entitled “Bergoglio’s List,” recounting the efforts of Pope Francis to help hundreds escape persecution by Argentina's military dictatorship. Scavo told CNA that his book was based on interviews with numerous eyewitnesses and on testimonies reconstructed after thorough research in Argentina.   “From all these stories emerges a list of persons saved by … [Read more...]

Italy’s Orvieto miracle inspires thousands during jubilee

Rome, Italy, Oct 7, 2013 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In light of the jubilee instituted by Benedict XVI in honor of the Eucharistic miracle in Orvieto, Italy, the number of pilgrims coming to the area has increased, deepening the faith of those who come. “It just makes you thankful that you can come somewhere where these things have happened that just reiterate the faith. It’s so real, it’s so tangible,” Jenna Schaffer of San Francisco, Calif., told CNA Oct. … [Read more...]

Legion of Christ general chapter announced for January

Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2013 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Papal delegate overseeing the Legion of Christ has announced that the order's general chapter will commence Jan. 8, 2014, to establish new constitutions for the order and to elect its new leaders. “The General Chapter should represent the whole institute and be 'a true sign of its unity in charity,'” Cardinal Velasio De Paolis wrote in an Oct. 4 letter to the Legionaries of Christ. “The upcoming … [Read more...]


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