Pope in Mexico: Don’t anesthetize the hope of your youth

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 15, 2016 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In today's throwaway culture, young people are being anesthetized against the desire for a better world, Pope Francis said Monday, celebrating Mass in Mexico's Chiapas region.“In many ways there have been endeavours to subdue and lull our children and young people into a kind of lassitude by suggesting that nothing can change, that their dreams can never come true,” the Pope said.The pontiff spoke of the … [Read more...]

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[Coming Up] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas

Tuxtla GutiĆ©rrez, Mexico, Feb 15, 2016 / 08:45 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis celebrating Holy Mass with representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas in the municipal sport center in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico at 11:15am EST. … [Read more...]

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Did a Massachusetts court ruling essentially ban Catholic schools?

Boston, Mass., Feb 15, 2016 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Massachusetts court ruling against a Catholic school may have set a dangerous precedent that interferes with religious schools’ ability to hire staff consistent with their mission, critics said.“This court decision makes it impossible for faith-based institutions to survive,” Andrew Beckwith, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, told CNA.Beckwith was responding to a court ruling that Fontbonne Academy, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis names new Permanent Observer to the UN in Geneva

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2016 / 06:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Slovenia-born Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic will be the Holy See’s next Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, a significant appointment given his experience in diplomacy.Archbishop Jurkovic has served as nuncio to Russia and Uzbekistan since 2011. The announcement of his new role came on Feb. 13, just one day after Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met in Cuba for the historic first encounter of a Pope and … [Read more...]

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At a Mexico children’s hospital, Pope Francis prays with young patients

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 14, 2016 / 05:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday visited a pediatric hospital in Mexico City. He met the children being treated there, gave them rosaries and prayed with them.In simple language, he spoke to the children about Jesus’ childhood.“He was very small, just like some of you,” he said.The Pope thanked God that he could visit the children and their families in the hospital “to share a little of your life and of those who … [Read more...]

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[Coming Up] Papal visit to Mexico: Visit to the “Federico Gómez” children’s hospital

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 14, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- Watch LIVE footage of Pope Francis' visit to the “Federico Gómez” children's hospital in Ecatepec, Mexico at 6:45pm EST. … [Read more...]

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Catholics who actually read the Bible – one woman’s online ministry

Tempe, Ariz., Dec 21, 2016 / 04:43 pm (CNA).- Jenna Guizar is a busy woman.When she’s not spending time with her husband and three daughters or being a full time respiratory therapist at a local hospital in Tempe, Ariz., she’s the Creative Director for “Blessed is She,” an online women’s ministry for Catholic women.Guizar was running a personal blog a few years ago, mostly for close friends and family, when she noticed that the Protestants had somewhat cornered … [Read more...]

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