Archdiocese speaks ahead of Netflix series on murdered nun

Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2017 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- No one knows who killed Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik.A young nun who was on a year’s leave of absence, Sister Cathy, as friends called her, was murdered sometime while running an errand on the evening of November 7, 1969. She was 26 years-old.  Her body was found in a dump two months later, though authorities have never been able to identify her killer.This summer, a Netflix documentary series called “The … [Read more...]

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As Mexico tops list of violent countries, archdiocese reacts

Mexico City, Mexico, May 17, 2017 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexico archdiocese's newspaper Desde la Fe wrote an editorial decrying the “disastrous situation in Mexico” as the country ranks number two in a report on the world's most violent nations.In its recent analysis, the International Institute for Strategic Studies ranked Mexico second on a list of the incidence of violent homicides.The institute said that in 2016 Mexico was one place above Iraq and one place … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Mueller to graduates: ‘Dare to be great’

Front Royal, Va., May 17, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With God’s grace, you can accomplish great things, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller challenged young Catholics at Christendom College last weekend at their 2017 commencement ceremony.“The summary of all natural and Christian anthropology is to say, ‘Dare to be great in the grace of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen’,” Cardinal Mueller, prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, told … [Read more...]

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Medjugorje, the findings of the Ruini report

Vatican City, May 17, 2017 / 10:29 am (Vatican Insider / La Stampa).- Thirteen votes in favor of recognizing the supernatural nature of the first seven appearances in Medjugorje, one vote against and one “suspensive” ballot, which will give a final answer later. A majority of suspensive votes and many doubts instead, concerning the apparition phenomenon from the end of 1981 to today.These are the results of the work done by the commission on Medjugorje established in 2010 by … [Read more...]

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Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral

Mexico City, Mexico, May 17, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Mexican priest is in “delicate but stable” condition after being stabbed in the neck Monday evening at Mexico City’s cathedral, according to government and church authorities.Father José Miguel Machorro Alcalá, 55, was stabbed in the neck and torso May 15 at the conclusion of saying Mass at the cathedral.Witnesses reported that it appeared the attacker's intention was to slit the … [Read more...]

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Pope points to Mary Magdalene as an apostle of hope

Vatican City, May 17, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is, Pope Francis said Wednesday, adding that after this intimate encounter, Mary then becomes an apostle of hope for the world, announcing the Lord’s rising.“Mary: the revolution of her life, the revolution destined to transform the existence of every man and woman, begins with a name that echoes in the … [Read more...]

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What the littlest children can teach us about suffering

Denver, Colo., May 17, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “There will be saints among the children.”So said Pope Pius X, when he lowered the age that children could receive their First Holy Communion. Previously, children had to be 10 or 12, now they are typically in second grade, or about seven or eight years old, though exceptions are made for some who are even younger.Last weekend, Pope Francis canonized Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the child visionaries of the … [Read more...]

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