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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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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Texas bishops: The death penalty is a pro-life issue

Austin, Texas, Oct 10, 2016 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The abolition of the death penalty is “undeniably a pro-life issue” that would better serve society and lead criminals to penitence, the Texas bishops have said.“Our call to abolish the death penalty is not a call to deny justice. On the contrary, it is a call to the whole community to recognize that the death penalty does not fulfill justice, nor does it console the inconsolable,” the Texas Catholic Conference of … [Read more...]

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In service, conversion of heart is the first step, says Pope Francis

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2016 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In this transitory and often difficult life, it is necessary to have Christ as the center of everything you do, working to increase your own faith in Jesus and the faith of those you serve, Pope Francis said Monday.“Contemplating the life of Jesus and looking at our life as pilgrims in this world with so many challenges, we feel the need of a profound conversion and the urgency of reviving faith in Him,” he said.In a private … [Read more...]

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One fewer Christian-owned bakery after religious freedom fight

Portland, Ore., Oct 10, 2016 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Christian couple has closed their Oregon bakery, which faced heavy fines after they declined to make a cake for a same-sex “wedding” ceremony.“We have closed Sweet Cakes,” the bakery said on its Facebook page Sept. 29. “We appreciate everyone’s continued prayer and support!”The announcement did not give further explanation for the closure. Its storefront in Gresham, Oregon was closed in 2013 … [Read more...]

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Aquinas College in Nashville marks a year of firsts with on-campus dorm

Nashville, Tenn., Oct 9, 2016 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Five decades into their establishment as a college, Aquinas College in Nashville is breaking ground on campus for the first time in over forty years, making a landmark addition to their school: a new residence hall.“We are now able to house all full time students on campus, which allows us to draw from outside the Nashville metropolitan area,” the school’s president, Sister Mary Sarah, told CNA in an email … [Read more...]

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