This man was 9 years-old when he saw John Paul II get shot

Washington D.C., May 13, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Thirty-five years after Saint John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, a witness from the front rows of the security barricades says that the now-canonized Pope offers an example – and a challenge –   of forgiveness for children who witness violence.For witnesses and victims of violence, many experience the temptation of hopelessness, despair and even hatred, David DePerro told CNA in an … [Read more...]

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How being poor wrecks your chances of good legal representation

Washington D.C., May 12, 2016 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It's not a social justice issue that tops most Catholic's priorities, but it needs to be, legal experts are saying. The problem? How much money you have – or don't – makes every difference in how you're represented in court.In January, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Louisiana's Orleans Parish public defender’s office for putting clients, some of who were in jail, on a waiting list for … [Read more...]

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She was kidnapped by Boko Haram and escaped. This is her dream.

Washington D.C., May 12, 2016 / 03:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “I have a dream of a safe Nigeria.” This is the hope voiced by one of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped captivity by the terror group Boko Haram, speaking before members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.“Sa’a,” was one of hundreds of Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. She testified Wednesday before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, … [Read more...]

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Mary statue in California appears to weep miraculous tears

Fresno, Calif., May 11, 2016 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno, Calif. appears to be weeping miraculous tears, according to witnesses.The family that owns the statue says the tears have been coming and going for about the past year and a half.According to witnesses, the tears appear to well up in Mary’s right eye and stream down her face. Maria Cardenas, owner of the statue, placed a glass under the statue's chin to collect the apparently miraculous … [Read more...]

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Is this really about women’s health? The ACLU’s latest tiff with Catholic hospitals

New York City, N.Y., May 10, 2016 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The American Civil Liberties Union's claims that Catholic hospitals are denying emergency care to pregnant women in the U.S. is not about healthcare – it's about forcing religious groups to perform abortions, critics say.A recent ACLU report finds that one out of every six beds in the country's acute care hospitals is in a hospital with Catholic affiliations and that Catholic hospitals make up 15 percent, or 548, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis names new bishop for Arizona-based Byzantine eparchy

Phoenix, Ariz., May 9, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named a new bishop of a Phoenix-based Eastern Catholic eparchy: Bishop John Stephen Pazak, C.Ss.R.Bishop Pazak, 69, will head the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, according to a May 7 announcement.The Pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Gerald Nicholas Dino, the Phoenix eparchy’s previous head. The bishop had reached the age of 75, when all bishops must submit their … [Read more...]

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A crash course in Miracles 101

Denver, Colo., May 8, 2016 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?Both bore what appeared to be images of Mary. One was determined to be authentically miraculous, the other was not. Not to spoil any secrets, but it’s not Our Lady of the Grilled Cheese that converted Mexico and continues to draw millions of people on pilgrimage every year.But have you ever wondered just how the Church determines the bogus from the … [Read more...]

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