Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, pastor of Janamuato, was taken from the rectory of his parish by unknown persons on Monday, September 19. His whereabouts remain unknown, as does the motive for the kidnapping. His car was also stolen.His abduction occurred on the same … [Read more...]

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Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, pastor of Janamuato, was taken from the rectory of his parish by unknown persons on Monday, September 19. His whereabouts remain unknown, as does the motive for the kidnapping. His car was also stolen.His abduction occurred on the same … [Read more...]

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The Vatican is changing how it verifies miracles

Vatican City, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Changes to the regulations for confirming alleged miracles during the causes of saints aim to preserve the scientific rigor of the examination and maintain its distinction from matters of theology, it was announced Friday.The changes, which were approved by Pope Francis Aug. 24, were announced by the Vatican Sept. 23. They concern the professional secrecy of the proceedings regarding presumed miracles and hold that a supermajority of … [Read more...]

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Religious Christmas carols to be allowed in veterans’ hospitals

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2016 / 06:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- New clarifications about Department of Veterans Affairs rules have resolved a dispute about religious Christmas carols, gifts and displays in veterans’ hospitals, a chaplains’ group has said.“No one should try to water down Christmas for our veterans just because they object to any religious references or items. I am most grateful that the VA has clarified their policy prior to the upcoming holidays,” Chaplain … [Read more...]

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What a Charlotte priest will tell his flock after a fatal police shooting

Charlotte, N.C., Sep 23, 2016 / 03:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Patrick Winslow is a priest at a Catholic church in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood.After a police shooting left a man dead and roused hundreds of people in protest amid conflicting stories, he’s been thinking about what he can say to his flock.“I think they need to hear a simple message of prayer, of charity, and reassurance that we are called to be a light in the midst of many darknesses in this … [Read more...]

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For Bishop Olmsted, Pope Francis shows continuity on marriage

Phoenix, Ariz., Sep 23, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has not changed Catholic practice on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. Rather, his goal is to help welcome them to the Church, Phoenix’s Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has said.The Pope gives “special attention to those who walk on the edge of despair” because of personal failures, family problems, and “the complex and contradictory situations in which they find themselves now,” Bishop … [Read more...]

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Journalism can’t be a ‘weapon of destruction’, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2016 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Emphasizing the importance of respect for human dignity, Pope Francis told journalists Thursday that their profession can never be used as a destructive weapon, nor should it be used to nourish fear.“Certainly criticism is legitimate, and, I would add, necessary, just as is the denunciation of evil, but this must always be done respecting the other, his life, and his affect. Journalism cannot become a 'weapon of destruction' … [Read more...]

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