St John Paul II relic to tour East Coast, starting in Boston

Boston, Mass., Jun 20, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A relic of St. John Paul II will begin a tour of the U.S. in Boston on Saturday, giving the Catholic faithful in several major cities the chance to venerate one of the Church’s newest saints. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said St. John Paul II “meant so much to the people of the Archdiocese of Boston and around the world, enlivening in them the presence of God’s grace and love.” The relic, a vial of … [Read more...]

Marriage breakdown threatens society, religious leaders say

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2014 / 06:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The redefinition of marriage and movement from its focus on children affects not only families but entire communities and all of society, religious leaders warn. “People see marriage as a relationship between adults rather than a man and a woman coming together to bond and produce children. Rather than being a child-centered institution, it’s an adult-centered institution,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San … [Read more...]

Eucharist the ‘bread of love’, Pope says on Corpus Christi

Rome, Italy, Jun 19, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis exhorted the faithful to avoid the “false bread” of the world, and to remember that God’s food truly satisfies. “To live the experience of faith means to let the Lord nourish us and to build our existence not on material goods, but on the reality that does not perish: the gifts of God, his word and his body,” the Pope said in his June 19 homily during … [Read more...]

Marriage stabilizing for society, activists proclaim

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2014 / 02:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Political leaders told crowds at the March for Marriage to not be afraid to speak the truth about marriage and the unique and essential role both a father and a mother play in a child’s life. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum told CNA during the June 19 March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. that supporters of marriage should “reclaim marriage” and be “proclaiming marriage for the public good it … [Read more...]

Chilean bishop: World Cup should remind us of human dignity

Valdivia, Chile, Jun 19, 2014 / 01:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The World Cup should be an opportunity to emphasize that all persons, soccer players included, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition, a Chilean bishop has said. May the World Cup be “an opportunity to keep in mind that all people, including soccer players, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition or the value of their passes,” … [Read more...]

Auxiliary bishop of Baltimore transferred to Springfield

Springfield, Mass., Jun 19, 2014 / 12:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, an auxiliary of the Baltimore archdiocese, as the head of Massachusetts' Diocese of Springfield, who accepted with gratitude. “It is with deep gratitude to Almighty God, to His Holiness, Pope Francis and to our Papal Nuncio Archbishop Vigano, that I accept His Holiness’ appointment to be the Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts,” Bishop Rozanski said … [Read more...]

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized the miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby attributed to Sheen’s intercession. The Diocese of Peoria said June 17 that its bishop, Daniel Jenky, was informed of the decision by the seven-member theological commission that advises the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. A medical … [Read more...]


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