Cardinal Pell strikes back at allegations of child abuse

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2016 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Cardinal George Pell forcefully denied an alleged police investigation's claim of “multiple offenses” of child sexual abuse, calling the accusations patently untrue.“The allegations are without foundation and utterly false,” a Feb. 19 statement from Cardinal Pell’s office read.The timing of the media leak on the alleged investigation “is clearly designed to do maximum damage to the … [Read more...]

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EWTN disappointed but hopeful after latest HHS mandate ruling

Washington D.C., Feb 18, 2016 / 02:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a 2-1 decision delivered Feb. 18, a federal court ruled against the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in its challenge to the federal contraception mandate.“We are disappointed in the Court’s refusal to protect our religious freedom,” EWTN chairman and CEO Michael Warsaw said.“We simply want to continue to practice the same faith we preach to the world every day,” he said in a Feb. 18 statement. … [Read more...]

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This little girl only has half a heart, but she’s full of joy for Pope Francis

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 18, 2016 / 02:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sabrina Puig is eight years old. Due to a rare condition, she only has half a heart. But when Pope Francis passed by, she ran to him.Sabrina and her mother, Karla Robles, were behind the crowd barrier outside the apostolic nunciature in Mexico City when the Pope visited there Sunday.  When the Pope left the nunciature, the people began to push forward. Sabrina saw her chance.“Then she began to run towards the … [Read more...]

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What did Pope Francis actually say about contraception?

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2016 / 02:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a rush of headlines claiming Pope Francis is softening the Church's stance on contraception, a closer look at his recent remarks could suggest otherwise.During an in-flight press conference on his way back from Mexico, Pope Francis was asked by a reporter about the threat of Zika virus in many Latin American countries.Noting that the virus may be linked to birth defects when transmitted from a pregnant woman to her … [Read more...]

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Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Mexico to Rome

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2016 / 11:00 am (CNA).- In his hour-long inflight news conference on his way from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis touched on a wide range of hot-button topics, including immigration, pedophilia, the spread of the Zika virus and his meeting with Patriarch Kirill.In the 60 minute interview, the Pope answered 12 questions posed in English, Spanish and Italian while on his overnight flight from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to Rome.Among the more salient themes of the interview … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Abortion is evil, not the solution to Zika virus

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2016 / 10:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On his return flight from Mexico, Pope Francis strongly rejected abortion as a response to the fears surrounding the Zika virus outbreak. “Abortion is not the lesser of two evils. It is a crime. It is to throw someone out in order to save another. That’s what the Mafia does. It is a crime, an absolute evil,” the Pope said Feb. 18.A journalist had asked the Pope about authorities’ proposals to respond to the … [Read more...]

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If Trump builds walls he’s not Christian, Pope Francis says

Aboard the papal plane, Feb 18, 2016 / 10:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his inflight news conference en route from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis responded to recent criticism from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who called the Pope “political” and has threatened to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel,” … [Read more...]

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