Colo. bishops refute claims regarding personhood ballot measure

Denver, Colo., Oct 26, 2014 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- The Colorado Catholic bishops responded last week to a recent media campaign sponsored by Catholics for Choice against Amendment 67, saying the campaign was “riddled with inaccurate facts and statistics.” “Before responding to the claims made by Catholics for Choice, it should be noted that this group does not speak for the Catholic Church,” read an Oct. 23 statement from the Colorado Catholic Conference. Catholics for … [Read more...]

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English bishop shares ‘never failing’ gift of the rosary with his diocese

Portsmouth, England, Oct 26, 2014 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Since prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary “never fail,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth is commemorating this month of the rosary by giving every parishioner in his diocese a free recording of the Marian prayer.“For we are now coming to the end of the month of October when, as in May, our hearts and minds customarily turn to the Woman but for whom we could not be here,” Bishop Egan stated in a … [Read more...]

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English bishop shares ‘never failing’ gift of the rosary with his diocese

Portsmouth, England, Oct 26, 2014 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Since prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary “never fail,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth is commemorating this month of the rosary by giving every parishioner in his diocese a free recording of the Marian prayer.“For we are now coming to the end of the month of October when, as in May, our hearts and minds customarily turn to the Woman but for whom we could not be here,” Bishop Egan stated in a … [Read more...]

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‘What is being proposed is not marriage’ – Pope calls for defense of family

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world. “The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized,” the Pope told those in attendance at the Oct. 25 audience. He warned against the common view in society that “you … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: God’s image is revealed in the face of our brothers

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 06:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united, and that we see God’s face most clearly in the weak and vulnerable. “In the middle of the thicket of rules and regulations – of the legalisms of yesterday and today – Jesus opens a gap that allows you to see two faces: the face of the Father and that of the brother,” the Pope told … [Read more...]

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Twelve Iraqi priests, monks suspended for breaking vow of obedience

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 04:41 am (CNA).- Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako I has suspended a group of monks and priests who fled Iraq without consulting their superiors, saying a priest’s primary duty is to serve his flock wherever he is asked. “Before his ordination, the ‘Priest’ announces the offering of his whole life to God and the Church. It is an offering grounded in the obedience to his superiors without any conservation,” Patriarch Sako said in his Oct. … [Read more...]

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Vatican gives global communications group official stamp of approval

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2014 / 06:42 pm (CNA).- In a rare move, the Vatican has officially recognized the public communications organization SIGNIS as a Catholic association, which, according to a Vatican official, happens less than once a year. “SIGNIS is called to form lay Catholics who work in the media to be truly salt and light, and to be a leaven that transforms the world from within,” Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko said in the Oct. 24 ceremony for the consignment of the Decree of … [Read more...]

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