What was JPII’s secret to inspiring the youth? His mere presence, secretary says

Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2015 / 03:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of next year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the saint inspired a generation even though many never saw him in person. “The thing that was attractive, that attracted young people to John Paul II, was not even what he was saying to them, but who he really was,” Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, told CNA through a translator. For the youth, “it … [Read more...]

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A triumph through remarkable trial – the story of one Catholic athlete

Naples, Fla., Oct 6, 2015 / 03:07 am (Sports Up Today).- Remembering the words spoken by then-five year-old Valeria Tkacik still gives her mother, Anne, goose bumps. “I turned around to look at her, and she was looking at me and smiling, and I’ll never forget that day. She said, 'Mommy, I was born to make people happy.' I said to her, 'I know you will.' I truly believe she was getting a message from the angels right then. And from all her achievements, I know this … [Read more...]

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Here’s what it was like when Pope Francis visited the homeless in DC

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2015 / 12:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ visit to homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., was “life-changing,” said the head of Catholic Charities in the nation’s capital. He added that many of those who met the Pope described the event as validating their dignity and showing them the presence of God. Along with every major speech to a political body during his U.S. visit, Pope Francis also paid a visit to the poor or vulnerable, … [Read more...]

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Despite objections, Calif. governor signs assisted-suicide bill

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 5, 2015 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After months of debate and strong opposition, California governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill enabling doctors to prescribe drugs that will end the lives of terminally ill patients. “This is a dark day for California and for the Brown legacy,” said Californians against Assisted Suicide. The group warned in an Oct. 5 statement that people and families in the state could be harmed “by giving … [Read more...]

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This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions

Detroit, Mich., Oct 4, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Trinity Health Corporations, one of the largest Catholic health care operations in America, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union over its refusal to provide women with abortion services at their medical facilities.   "This case has no merit.  A federal court already dismissed a similar ACLU claim, and we will seek dismissal of this suit for the same reason," stated Eve … [Read more...]

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‘You are not alone’ – Oregon bishops, priests support a community in shock

Portland, Ore., Oct 2, 2015 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, members of a local Catholic parish are reaching out to offer sympathy, comfort and hope. “I think people are just in shock. In the small town of Roseburg…nothing like this has ever happened. We hear about it in the news throughout the United States but never hitting home, and now it has hit home,” said Fr. William Holtzinger. After serving … [Read more...]

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Dating apps could be leading to a rise in STDs – and Tinder isn’t happy about it

Denver, Colo., Oct 1, 2015 / 04:46 pm (CNA).- A new billboard linking dating apps with an increase in sexually transmitted disease rates spurred one app – Tinder – to issue a cease and desist order against the group behind it. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which posted the billboard in Los Angeles, said they hoped to raise awareness about increasing STD rates, which have been linked to an increase in dating app use. The billboard featured four silhouettes of men and women with … [Read more...]

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