Vatican announces commission to streamline marriage process

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2014 / 12:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the procedure while maintaining the indissolubility of marriage, the Holy See Press Office announced Saturday.According to Vatican Radio, the decision was made on Aug. 2 of this year and the commission will be chaired by Monsignor Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Roman Rota.“The work of the commission will start as … [Read more...]

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Girl’s Christmas letter to atheist dictator shows plea for peace

Tirana, Albania, Sep 20, 2014 / 05:28 pm (CNA).- A little girl’s Christmas letter asking Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha to pray for peace, not knowing of his repressive and murderous atheistic rule, has been preserved in an Albanian museum exhibit dedicated to religious belief. The letter was displayed at the Albanian National Museum in Tirana, for the special exhibition “Faith.” “We displayed that letter because we want to show that nobody was aware of what was … [Read more...]

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Filipinos unite around faith as volcano forces mass evacuations

Legazpi City, Philippines, Sep 20, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's Catholic charity agency is preparing to help those whose lives are disrupted. A lava dome appeared at the top of Mayon volcano last month, and on Sept. 15 increased rockfall and seismic activity led the Philippine Institute of Volcanology to raise the alert level to three (on a scale of zero … [Read more...]

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Albania prepares for papal Mass

Tirana, Albania, Sep 20, 2014 / 01:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Franciscan involved in the preparations for Pope Francis’ trip to Albania said that he hopes for a surprise from a Pope who has made a habit of breaking his routine to visit the sick. “We set the area with young people and sick people in the front, at the right and the left of the altar. Pope Francis will address young people at the beginning of the Mass, but he is not expected to go and spend time with sick people. But, … [Read more...]

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Next Chicago archbishop aims to nourish faith

Chicago, Ill., Sep 20, 2014 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing the need to be attentive to God’s voice. “My priority as a priest and now as a bishop is to recognize that God is already at work in the lives of people,” the archbishop-designate told a Sept. 20 press conference in Chicago. “People come to us as … [Read more...]

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Weapons, low funding hinder Middle East humanitarian aid

Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2014 / 07:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Foreign weapons and a lack of funding are among the serious challenges facing humanitarian response efforts in the Middle East, said participants at a recent conference in Rome. Leaders of the Caritas Internationalis family met Sept. 15-17 to address the escalating crises throughout the Middle East and discuss a coordinated regional and international response. According to Caritas Internationalis secretary general Michel Roy, the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis taps Blase Cupich to lead Chicago archdiocese

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2014 / 05:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed Spokane, Wash. Bishop Blase Cupich as the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Chicago, replacing retiring Cardinal Francis George. The 65-year-old prelate was named Chicago's new archbishop on Sept. 20. He sits on numerous committees at the U.S. bishop's conference including the Subcommittee on the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Born in Omaha, Neb. In 1949, he was ordained a priest in 1975 … [Read more...]

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