Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our ‘vocation to charity’

Vatican City, Sep 4, 2016 / 04:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday.“The task which the Lord gives us ... is the vocation to charity in which each of Christ's disciples puts his or her entire life at his service, so to grow each day in love,” the Pope said in his homily for the Canonization Mass of … [Read more...]

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Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Vatican City, Sep 4, 2016 / 02:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for.“For the honor of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian life, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, after due … [Read more...]

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Abortion linked to mental health problems down the road, study finds

Washington D.C., Sep 3, 2016 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion during the late teen and early adult years raises a woman’s risk of mental health problems and may be linked to almost one in ten cases of these women’s mental disorders, a new study says.“Evidence from the United States confirms previous findings from Norway and New Zealand that, unlike other pregnancy outcomes, abortion is consistently associated with a moderate increase in risk of mental health disorders … [Read more...]

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Pakistani Muslim: We should learn from Mother Teresa

Rome, Italy, Sep 3, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA).- As the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Caluctta draws near, the son of a leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan praised the nun’s example, recalling how his late father had admired her and believed in learning from her example.“We should learn from her. Muslims should adopt the concept of missionary spirit. We have been negligent on many levels, not many people are involved in humanitarian mission.”These are the words of … [Read more...]

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Only sister to survive Yemen attack: despite danger, ‘we chose to stay’

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2016 / 09:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A year before a March 4 attack killed four sisters, the Missionaries of Charity opted not to leave, but to remain with their patients in the war-torn country of Yemen, the sole survivor said on Saturday.“In the midst of this dangerous situation, our dearest Sr. Prema, MC, general superior, called us from Calcutta and spoke to us individually. She gave us a choice to remain or leave the place,” Sr. Sally shared at an event in … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis makes surprise stop at Vatican unveiling of Our Lady of Aparecida

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2016 / 07:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of his meeting with volunteers Saturday, Pope Francis decided to pop in for the inauguration of a new statue of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Vatican Gardens.The fact that the statue has been placed I  the gardens is significant, since have not received a new piece of art since 2010.“I'm glad that the image of Our Lady of Aparecida is in the Gardens,” Pope Francis said at the unveiling Sept. 3. “In 2013 I … [Read more...]

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As Ukraine conflict continues, Christians seek unity and peace

Rimini, Italy, Sep 3, 2016 / 05:50 am (CNA).- To overcome conflicts, to fight hatred with goodness, to make Ukraine a free and European country: these are the tasks of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, according to a priest with knowledge of the situation.Christians in Ukraine are facing a difficult experience. Despite the near-constant conflict, the humanitarian emergency Ukrainian Christians face has disappeared from the world’s sight.Ukrainian priest Fr. Oleksandr Khalayim spoke about … [Read more...]

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