Prayers offered upon death of prominent dissenting theologian

Hartford, Conn., Jan 26, 2015 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Richard P. McBrien, a Notre Dame theology professor who came to prominence for opposing Catholic teaching on several issues, died on Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 78. “While often controversial, his work came from a deep love of and hope for the Church. We pray for eternal rest for his soul,” University of Notre Dame President Father John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. said of Fr. McBrien Jan. 25. Fr. McBrien chaired … [Read more...]

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Should the West take on Nigeria’s terrorists? Bishops say yes

Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 26, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Against the background of continuing attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, bishops in Nigeria are appealing for military aid from Western governments, as well as solidarity and prayer from around the world. In the past week, Boko Haram has: captured nearly 80 people in Cameroon, freeing 24 of them; seized control of Monguno, a city of more than 100,000 located 85 miles northeast of Maiduguri; and twice attacked Maiduguri, the … [Read more...]

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Women are irreplaceable in passing on the faith, Pope says

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2015 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Women in the family have a crucial role in transmitting the faith from one generation to the next, said Pope Francis during morning Mass for the feast of saints Timothy and Titus. Addressing the congregation gathered in the Vatican's Santa Marta residence on Jan. 26, the Pope centered his reflection on Paul’s letter to Timothy – who writes that his “sincere faith” comes from the Holy Spirit “through his … [Read more...]

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Millennials’ pro-life commitment wows bishops

Washington D.C., Jan 26, 2015 / 01:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Roman and Orthodox Catholic bishops were stirred by the presence of the Millennial generation at the 2015 March for Life. “You look out in the crowd and you see so many young people,” remarked Orthodox Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey. He said it gave him great hope for the future of the pro-life movement. The primate of the Orthodox Church in America, Metropolitan Tikhon, shared that hope. “I do … [Read more...]

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Pope to canon lawyers: Annulment process must be secure, prompt

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2015 / 11:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a speech delivered on Saturday to participants in a conference on how to handle causes of nullity, Pope Francis encouraged a marriage process that is both sure of its judgements and prompt. The three-day conference is sponsored by the Pontifical Gregorian University, and marks the 10th anniversary of Dignitas connubii, an instruction of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to tribunals on handling causes of the nullity of … [Read more...]

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Pope: Dialogue between religions key in countering violence

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2015 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Jan. 24 stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing violence and promoting peace. “Perhaps now more than ever such a need is felt, because the most effective antidote against all forms of violence is education towards the discovery and acceptance of differences,” he said, according to Vatican Radio. The Pope spoke to members of the Pontifical Institute … [Read more...]

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Christian unity demands encounter – not theory, says Pope

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2015 / 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than “theoretical discussions,” what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,” said Pope Francis as he marked the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. “Christian unity will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions,” the Pope said during vespers at Saint … [Read more...]

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