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...]

Is ‘Charlie Charlie’ a harmless game? Exorcist says absolutely not

Lima, Peru, May 27, 2015 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A game that purports to invoke a Mexican demon – known as “Charlie, Charlie” and considered to be a simplified version of the Ouija board – has gone viral on social media among young people, prompting one exorcist to warn of its dangers.    The game, which has gained significant traction online in recent days, involves a pair of pencils or pens, a sheet of paper, and the invocation of a spirit named … [Read more...]

Is ‘Charlie Charlie’ a harmless game? Exorcist says absolutely not

Lima, Peru, May 27, 2015 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A game that purports to invoke a Mexican demon – known as “Charlie, Charlie” and considered to be a simplified version of the Ouija board – has gone viral on social media among young people, prompting one exorcist to warn of its dangers.    The game, which has gained significant traction online in recent days, involves a pair of pencils or pens, a sheet of paper, and the invocation of a spirit named … [Read more...]

‘Mother of Mercy’ beatification in Kenya draws tens of thousands

Vatican City, May 27, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mother of mercy” to the Kenyan people she cared for. Pope Francis remembered the new blessed during his Regina Caeli address on Sunday in Rome, recalling how the member of the Consolata Missionaries had served the Kenyan people “with joy, mercy, and tender … [Read more...]

‘Mother of Mercy’ beatification in Kenya draws tens of thousands

Vatican City, May 27, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mother of mercy” to the Kenyan people she cared for. Pope Francis remembered the new blessed during his Regina Caeli address on Sunday in Rome, recalling how the member of the Consolata Missionaries had served the Kenyan people “with joy, mercy, and tender … [Read more...]

Love requires work – not just attraction or feelings, Pope tells couples

Vatican City, May 27, 2015 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said the process of engagement is essential for any couple on their way to marriage since it not only allows love to mature, but helps future spouses deepen in knowledge of one another. “Marriage, as a vocation from God, is not just a relationship based on attraction and feelings, of a moment, of something short. It requires a journey,” the Pope told pilgrims present in St. … [Read more...]

Bishop Conley asks for prayers as Nebraska legislators vote on death penalty (Updated)

Lincoln, Neb., May 27, 2015 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).-  Updated at 4:04 p.m. MT: Nebraska's Catholic bishops commended the state legislature on the vote, adding: "We recognize many men and women of good will on both sides of this debate. May all Nebraskans continue working together for peace, justice, safety, and the common good. We encourage all people to pray for our civic leaders, for police officers and first responders, for the victims of violent crimes and their … [Read more...]


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