This priest in Cameroon evangelizes through soccer

Mamfe, Cameroon, May 25, 2016 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father William Cañón is a Colombian missionary in Cameroon who transforms into a soccer coach every Sunday, helping to bring joy to some 60 local children through sport and camaraderie.“After going to the Eucharist, we gather and provide a time of Christian formation; then, with my limited knowledge of sports, we play soccer,” Father Cañón told Pablo Romero of El Tiempo, a Colombian daily.The … [Read more...]

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Here’s what the next World Meeting of Families will focus on

Vatican City, May 25, 2016 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “The Gospel of family, joy for the world.” This is the theme for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, and it is meant to emphasize the family's role as a stabilizing force in society, said the local archbishop.“The family is not just the object of the attention of the Church,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told journalists at a Vatican press briefing Tuesday.Rather, he said, families have a … [Read more...]

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Pray without ceasing – not just when you want to, Pope says

Vatican City, May 25, 2016 / 06:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Pope Francis, prayer is neither a “magic wand” used to get what we want nor something casual we do only when we feel like it, but is rather the strength that sustains our faith in difficult moments.“Jesus says that we need ‘to pray always, without growing tired,’” the Pope said May 25. What that means is that “it’s not just praying sometimes, when I feel like it. … [Read more...]

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With Albino killings on the rise, Malawi’s bishops speak out

Lilongwe, Malawi, May 25, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid increased violence against albinos in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, the bishops' justice and peace commission has condemned their killing, which is linked to the practice of witch doctors.“Albinos are being abducted and killed for ritual purposes. Graves have been exhumed and some people have been caught by the police with bones and other albino body parts,” Martin Chiphwanya, acting national … [Read more...]

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In South Carolina, unborn babies’ pain drives latest pro-life bill

Charleston, S.C., May 25, 2016 / 12:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- South Carolina has moved closer to stronger legal restrictions against abortion, with a bill to ban most abortions after 19 weeks, due to evidence that unborn children can feel pain at that point.Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston said the passage of South Carolina’s latest pro-life bill marks “a truly great day… especially for the many children that will be saved by this important life-affirming … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

Washington D.C., May 24, 2016 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided two more mandate cases with Catholic plaintiffs on Monday.The court was expected to rule this summer on the constitutionality of the “opt-out” process for non-profits with the HHS contraception mandate.The Little Sisters of the Poor, who care for the poor elderly in homes across the country, have argued … [Read more...]

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Don’t love concepts – love people, Pope Francis tells aid workers

Istanbul, Turkey, May 24, 2016 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing a global summit on humanitarian aid, Pope Francis offered encouragement and a reminder – don’t ever forget that each suffering person you encounter has a name.“(T)here must be no family without a home, no refugee without a welcome, no person without dignity, no young man or woman without a future, no elderly person without a dignified old age,” the Pope said.“‘Leaving no one … [Read more...]

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