Rick Santorum, Catholic and Republican, to run for US president

Pittsburgh, Pa., May 28, 2015 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Second-time presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced his campaign for the U.S. presidency on Wednesday, standing behind his goals to shrink the government, heal the middle class, and focus on social issues, while honing in on his image as a "blue collar conservative." "I am proud to stand here among you and for you, the American workers who have sacrificed so much, to announce that I am running for president of … [Read more...]

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Obama’s immigration order stalls. For 5 million immigrants, now what?

Washington D.C., May 28, 2015 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Obama administration’s massive immigration order met a roadblock in federal court, Catholic immigration advocates are unhappy but are helping undocumented immigrants any way they can. “Obviously, we're extremely disappointed,” Jeanne Atkinson of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network told CNA in response. CLINIC was founded by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and serves dioceses throughout the … [Read more...]

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Vatican rolls out first-ever guidebook for Arab pilgrims

Vatican City, May 28, 2015 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a move intended to reach out to Arab pilgrims who make their way to the Eternal City, the Vatican has for the first time published a guidebook entirely in the Arabic language. At the May 20 presentation of the book, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri said that “We cannot forget the sufferings and the challenges which Christians and more generally the populations of the Middle East are facing.” He expressed his confidence that the … [Read more...]

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Another Christian youth is accused over blasphemy law in Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan, May 28, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Tension and fear have gripped the Christian community in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, after a Muslim mob attacked the community on Sunday when a young Christian man was accused of blasphemy. The city's archbishop, Sebastian Shaw, has credited local authorities with containing the mob and diverting the worst of the possible violence. On May 24, Humayun Faisal Masih was burning newspapers in Sanda, a Christian … [Read more...]

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What does four decades as a priest look like? One bishop shares his story

Bismarck, N.D., May 28, 2015 / 03:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On his 40th anniversary as a priest, Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck says he has a deeper understanding of his own vocation than when he was first ordained. “My vocation is who I am and it is not just what I do at times. I think I understand much better now that I am a priest forever,” he told CNA in a recent interview. “This is a tremendous grace which gives me much consolation every day, but it is the daily challenge … [Read more...]

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For the Vatican bank, a new direction means profitability

Vatican City, May 28, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Bank’s net profits in 2014 jumped to $75.5 million from only $3.2 million the previous year, reflecting a change in its financial management and investments.   The Institute for Religious Works (IOR), known informally as the 'Vatican bank', released its third annual report on May 25. The report registered a massive increase in net profits. This increase may be attributed both to a sharp rise in the … [Read more...]

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Documentary follows JPII’s footprints across the Western Hemisphere

New Haven, Conn., May 27, 2015 / 11:05 pm (CNA).- During his time as Pope, Saint John Paul II visited the American continent 22 times, traveling everywhere from Boston to Bolivia in an effort to unite the Western Hemisphere in faith. The Polish Pope's American endeavors are now being featured in a new documentary with rare footage of his trips to North and South America, highlighting how his presence played a weighty role in shaping their modern day history. The film was produced by … [Read more...]

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