Detroit Mass highlights need to recognize sin in order to enjoy mercy

Detroit, Mich., Oct 12, 2016 / 12:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Seeking God’s forgiveness for generations of failures in the Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit held a Mass of Pardon asking God for grace and mercy.“Repent and believe in the Good News, this is an inseparable prayer,” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said in his homily for the Oct. 7 Mass.He said the Mass is about “transforming those faults in our sins, the wounds we bear that bear death, and transforming those … [Read more...]

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Colo. assisted suicide bill criticized for preying upon fear

Denver, Colo., Oct 11, 2016 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado ballot proposal to legalize assisted suicide relies too much on fear and anxiety and ignores the ways better hospice care can provide for the terminally ill, a local hospice leader has said.“Hospice is the antidote to physician assisted suicide because it’s a highly specialized area of medicine that focuses on education, symptom management and compassionate support,” said Kevin Lundy, CEO at the … [Read more...]

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Why millions of girls can’t celebrate the UN’s girl awareness day

New York City, N.Y., Oct 11, 2016 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Today is International Day of the Girl Child, declared by the United Nations as a day to raise awareness of programs and services that are needed to empower girls around the world, particularly in the areas of health, safety, education, and rights.But millions of girls won’t experience this day, because their right to be born was never acknowledged.That’s what Reggie Littlejohn, president of advocacy group … [Read more...]

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Priest shot with rubber bullets during student protest in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct 11, 2016 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Jesuit priest was shot in the face with rubber bullets by police in Johannesburg while trying to protect student protestors in a violent clash with authorities on Monday.South African students have been protesting in recent weeks after the government proposed increasing university tuition by eight percent in 2017. They are now demanding free education.Father Graham Pugin, a priest at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the … [Read more...]

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The Green Pope isn’t who you think it is.

Vatican City, May 4, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.”He earned the title from both the religious and the secular alike, because he wrote frequently about the environment and asked all Catholics to be better stewards of God’s creation.  Under this pope’s pontificate, the Vatican became the world’s first sovereign state to become carbon-neutral, meaning that all of the small country’s greenhouse gas … [Read more...]

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How do we evangelize the Americas?

Rome, Italy, Oct 11, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As society becomes increasingly global, the question of how to spread the Gospel, particularly in the U.S., depends more and more on how effectively we engage with the varying cultures around us  – just as the many missionaries to America did before, say Catholic leaders.“The whole point is, as the world globalizes, the Church becomes Christ himself, and the community of the Church become a center around which the world … [Read more...]

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Trump tape splits Catholic support

Washington D.C., Oct 10, 2016 / 04:49 pm (CNA).- Recently released audio of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005 has created a split in his Catholic supporters – with some continuing to back him and others pulling away from the GOP nominee.Joseph Cella, Catholic liaison to the Trump campaign and founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, called the comments “repulsive and undignified” and said they “cannot be condoned or defended.”He … [Read more...]

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