There’s no question – reporting abuse is a must, Cardinal O’Malley says

Rome, Italy, Feb 16, 2016 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After recent media reports suggested the Vatican is telling bishops to cover up sexual abuse, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said that reporting abuse is not just a civil responsibility, but a moral one.“The crimes and sins of the sexual abuse of children must not be kept secret for any longer. I pledge the zealous vigilance of the Church to protect children and the promise of accountability for … [Read more...]

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[Coming Up] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis celebrating Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians at “Venustiano Carranza” Stadium in Morelia, Mexico at 11:00am EST. … [Read more...]

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Those letters between John Paul II and a woman? Not so secret, actually.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Experts and friends of Pope St. John Paul II responded quickly to a BBC promotion of a documentary about his friendship with Polish-born female philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka – questioning some of the portrayals of their friendship and outright dismissing others.“John Paul II's friendship with her was neither secret nor extraordinary,” Poland's national library, which hosts Tymieniecka's letters from the … [Read more...]

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For Antonin Scalia, faith and work did not conflict

Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of deep Catholic faith who saw his work through the eyes of vocation, said those who knew him.“I think he’s an excellent example of someone who is a public servant because of his faith, and understands that he is living out the vocation. He’s not just doing a job, but he is living out his calling,” said Kevin Walsh, a law professor at the University of … [Read more...]

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Even wounded families are better than isolation, Pope Francis says

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, Feb 15, 2016 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although families today deeply struggle in a society rife with dysfunction and pain, this fundamental relationship is still essential for our lives and preferable to being alone, Pope Francis said.“Today we see how on different fronts the family is weakened and questioned,” the Pope said Monday while meeting with families in Mexico's southern city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.“It is regarded as a model … [Read more...]

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Even wounded families are better than isolation, Pope Francis says

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, Feb 15, 2016 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although families today deeply struggle in a society rife with dysfunction and pain, this fundamental relationship is still essential for our lives and preferable to being alone, Pope Francis said.“Today we see how on different fronts the family is weakened and questioned,” the Pope said Monday while meeting with families in Mexico's southern city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.“It is regarded as a model … [Read more...]

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[LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with Families

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, Feb 15, 2016 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis' Meeting with families in the “Víctor Manuel Reyna” stadium in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico at 5:15pm EST. … [Read more...]

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