‘Pope’s mailmen’ deliver dreams of 70,000 students to the Vatican

Rome, Italy, Sep 23, 2014 / 11:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nicknamed “the Pope’s mailmen,” a group of five Argentinean fathers traveled on bicycle from Buenos Aires to the Vatican to deliver letters from 70,000 students to the Holy Father. Juanjo Vargas, Manuel Fernandez, Rodolfo Deccico, Santiago Fernandez and Pablo Pascual arrived in Rome on Sept. 18, after bicycling across Argentina, Spain, France and Italy, covering more than 3100 kilometers. The men are part of the … [Read more...]

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Don’t overcomplicate the Christian life, Pope Francis warns

Vatican City, Sep 23, 2014 / 04:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis resumed daily Mass Tuesday after his papal visit to Albania, telling those present that living the Christian life is simple: listen to God's word and put it into practice. “These are the two conditions in order to follow Jesus, hear the word of God and put it into practice. This is the Christian life, nothing more,” the Pope said Sept. 23 at the Saint Martha residence.   “Simple, easy. Maybe … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Burke: Media hijacking Synod on the Family

Vatican City, Sep 23, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Next month's Synod on the Family has undergone an attempted hijacking by some media sources, which are fueling expectations that impossible changes will be made to Church doctrine, said the head of the Church's highest court. “I don’t think you have to be brilliant to see that the media has, for months, been trying to hijack this Synod,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect for the Supreme Tribunal of the … [Read more...]

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Vatican marriage commission could drop mandatory appeal for annulments

Detroit, Mich., Sep 23, 2014 / 02:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After it was announced that Pope Francis had appointed a commission to study a reform of the process of marriage annulment, a canonist in the U.S. has suggested that dropping the requirement for mandatory appeals could preserve justice in the process. “Mandatory appeal” is the requirement that to have a supposed marriage recognized as in fact null, when one tribunal finds it to be null, the case must be sent to an appeals … [Read more...]

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Criticism of abortion funding in health care law spans party lines

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2014 / 12:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life Republicans and Democrats alike have voiced condemnation for the findings of a recent report showing that federal subsidies are funding abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act. “All of this is completely unacceptable,” stated Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. “Now we see that provisions that were included in the law in regard to taxpayer funding of … [Read more...]

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Thousands of prayerful witnesses dwarf black mass turnout in OKC

Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 22, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, Eucharistic processions, and demonstrations, as the city’s archbishop emphasized God's love and mercy. “We are gathered as witnesses to hope at a time when darkness seems to be gaining ground both here and around the world,” Archbishop Paul Coakley said in a homily for a Holy Hour at Oklahoma … [Read more...]

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Pope praises brotherhood forged among Albania’s religions

Aboard the papal plane, Sep 22, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on the return flight from Albania praised the country for its youth and its “higher culture” that is “capable of building brotherhood” among Christians and Muslims. The Pope said Albania is “a European country,” evidenced by the cooperation between Muslims, Orthodox Christians and Catholics. He stressed the importance of the majority Muslim country’s culture of … [Read more...]

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