Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause could soon be moving forward

Peoria, Ill., Jun 15, 2016 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The stalled beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen could soon resume, thanks to a petition by his family members weighing in on where he should be buried.Joan Sheen Cunningham, the archbishop’s oldest living relative, was joined by other relatives of the archbishop in filing the legal petition with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, asking that the body be transferred to Peoria, Illinois.“With the progress … [Read more...]

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Charisms help the Church answer life’s challenges – Cardinal Müller

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The new letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was issued to help the Church in her mission of providing answers in the face of difficulties, the congregation's head said on Tuesday.“The Church must give answers to the big challenges of the world of today … We have so much isolation in the youth, broken families, and so it is good to have these new movements,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller, … [Read more...]

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Are you ‘bothered’ by the cry of the poor? If so, it’s a problem, Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 04:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our hearts because we are “bothered” by their constant pleas for help.Reflecting on the miracle in Chapter 18 of Luke’s Gospel in which Jesus heals a blind man who cries out to him on the side of the road, Francis noted how the man had “a strong voice,” but the people around “rebuke him … [Read more...]

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There’s a generation that didn’t know John Paul II – this film is for them

Denver, Colo., Jan 2, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he served as the Holy Father; the courage he had in fighting communism; his immense love; and his adventurous spirit.But that was eleven years ago.The generations of young people who grew up during the papacies of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis … [Read more...]

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They died for the faith: 115 Spanish Catholics recognized as martyrs

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 12:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has officially recognized 115 Catholics who were killed during the Spanish Civil War out of hatred of the faith.The newest martyrs are Servants of God José Álvarez Benavides y de la Torre, Spanish dean of the Cathedral Chapter of Almería, and his 114 companions. They were killed between 1936 and 1938 during Spain’s brutal civil war.The June 14 recognition means that they are considered … [Read more...]

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Judge drops charge against Planned Parenthood investigator

Houston, Texas, Jun 14, 2016 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A county court on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor charge against the man responsible for undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, although a related felony charge is still pending.“The dismissal of the first indictment today sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work,” said the Center for Medical … [Read more...]

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Here’s how Benedict XVI will celebrate his 65th anniversary as a priest

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2016 / 12:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 29 Benedict XVI will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – a milestone he will commemorate in a special ceremony with Pope Francis inside the Vatican’s apostolic palace.Announced by the Ratzinger Foundation, the ceremony will take place at the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace June 28, the eve of the anniversary. Both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, who rarely appears outside of the … [Read more...]

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