These three Catholic inmates in Milan are making Eucharistic Hosts

Milan, Italy, Jan 15, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The penitential path for three convicted murderers in Italy includes a unique role at Mass: they make the Eucharistic hosts to be consecrated by prison chaplains, a cardinal, and perhaps one day the Pope.Cristiano Vallanzano, Giuseppe Ferlitto and Ciro D'Amora are among 1,300 inmates at the Opera maximum security prison in Milan, They are taking part in the “Meaning of Bread” program, which aims to create a process of … [Read more...]

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How Christians in remote India came together to celebrate Christmas

Miao, India, Jan 14, 2016 / 09:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the remote foothills of India’s Patkai-Bum mountains, a Catholic parish joined Christians of various denominations to share the joy of Christmas and forge friendships to serve a common vision of harmony and peace.“Christmas is an event of joy and unity and we must strive to live it,” Father Felix Anthony, head of communications for Diocese of Miao, told CNA Jan 10.“The aim of this fellowship is to foster … [Read more...]

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Anglican leaders smack Episcopal Church over gay marriage

London, England, Jan 14, 2016 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A meeting of national leaders of the Anglican Communion on Thursday issued a statement reprimanding the Episcopal Church, its American branch, for having allowed its clergy to perform same-sex marriages.“Recent developments in The Episcopal Church with respect to a change in their Canon on marriage represent a fundamental departure from the faith and teaching held by the majority of our Provinces on the doctrine of … [Read more...]

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Child labor, sexual abuse, death – the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2016 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The life of a refugee is rarely easy. But it is particularly difficult for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, most of whom cannot obtain legal status and are vulnerable to exploitation, says a new report by the group Human Rights Watch.The new Lebanese residency policies adopted in 2015 “are making life impossible for refugees in Lebanon and are pushing them underground,” stated Nadim Houry, the group’s deputy Middle East … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis invites 2,000 homeless, migrants to circus

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2016 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday afternoon the office for papal charities offered a unique charity event for Rome's marginalized: an entire circus organized especially for them.The poor, homeless, refugees and a group of prisoners were treated to the special entertainment, which was offered to them free of charge at the Rony Roller Circus. The company had made all of its 2,000 seats available for the occasion.An initiative of the Office of the Papal … [Read more...]

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Mexican bishop: ‘El Chapo’ blood money should be returned to community

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 14, 2016 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia of Celaya, Mexico praised the capture of the notorious drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” saying that he hopes it will lessen the extent of drug trafficking and that the cartel’s money will be returned to the local community.“I hope this will slow down drug trafficking a bit,” Bishop Castillo Plascencia told reporters Jan. 12. … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Wuerl explains why Church workers must be consistent with the Gospel

Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2016 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Church workers have to lead people toward Catholic teaching in their public lives, not away from it, the Archbishop of Washington has said. His comments follow the firing of a part-time church cantor after his D.C.-area parish learned he was in a same-sex marriage.“When a person involved in ministerial activity offers a counter-witness to Catholic teaching by words or public conduct, however earnest they may be, experience shows … [Read more...]

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