Pope Francis to parents: Come out of ‘exile’ and educate your children

Vatican City, May 20, 2015 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his general audience Pope Francis spoke of the essential role parents play in educating their children – a role he said has been usurped by so-called experts who have taken the place of parents and rendered them fearful of making any correction. “If family education regains its prominence, many things will change for the better. It's time for fathers and mothers to return from their exile – they have exiled … [Read more...]

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Converted by love, not ideology: An archbishop’s reflection on Dorothy Day

Fort Wayne, Ind., May 20, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told scholars at the Dorothy Day Conference at St. Francis University that the social activist was not converted by ideology, but by love. “It was not the teachings of the Church that convinced her to leave the past behind and change her life. She was changed by Love, changed by the over-powering awareness of the reality of God’s love and mercy,” the archbishop said … [Read more...]

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Nearly every House member voted for this anti-human trafficking bill

Washington D.C., May 19, 2015 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday establishing a fund for victims of human trafficking and strengthening federal and state enforcement against trafficking. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act passed on May 19 by an unusually large bipartisan margin of 420-3, almost a month after it passed the Senate following a weeks-long hold-up by Senate Democrats. The bill hikes penalties against convicted traffickers and … [Read more...]

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Brooklyn diocese receives two new bishops from Pope Francis

Vatican City, May 19, 2015 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday named two priests to become auxiliary bishops of the Diocese of Brooklyn: Monsignor James Massa and Father Witold Morziewski. Bishop Nicolas DiMarizio of Brooklyn praised the two as “men of faith who daily communicate the great joy of the Gospel.” “These two men represent the very best of the diocese. One is a parish priest who at heart is a missionary pouring himself out for others. The other … [Read more...]

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Boston bomber gets the death penalty – how should Catholics respond?

Washington D.C., May 19, 2015 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- The death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a legitimate use of state authority, even if Catholics may disagree with it, said a moral theologian in the nation’s capital. “We accept that the state has done its job, that this is the decision of the state which the state is morally free to make, according to the Church’s teaching,” Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., dean at the Dominican House of … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Are you ready for your final goodbye?

Vatican City, May 19, 2015 / 02:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis focused on many different “goodbyes” that happen during life, and asked whether attendees were ready for the final, most important farewell before going to the Father. “Am I prepared to entrust to God all that I have? To entrust myself to God? To say that word which is the word of the son entrusting himself to his Father?” the Pope asked May 19. “I'm thinking of the … [Read more...]

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Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

Vatican City, May 19, 2015 / 10:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy, although he clarified that no concrete plans have been made. Fr. Lombardi told CNA May 19 that the possible canonization of Mother Teresa during the Holy Year is “a working hypothesis.” “There is no official date but you can say that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints is … [Read more...]

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