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Birmingham, Ala., Sep 8, 2016 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The life and legacy of Mother Angelica will be the focus of EWTN Global Catholic Network’s family celebration in Birmingham Sept. 17-18.“This year’s EWTN Family Celebration is our first since the death of Mother Angelica and provides us with an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the extraordinary life of Mother and what she meant to her EWTN family and to the world," said EWTN chairman Michael P. … [Read more...]

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Was the IUD controversy at a Catholic hospital fake?

Chicago, Ill., Sep 7, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Last month, a Chicago woman with a dislodged intrauterine device claimed she was turned down for removal of the device at a Catholic hospital, because her doctor said the procedure went against Catholic rules on contraception.Melanie Jones, 28, slipped and fell in her bathroom, dislodging her copper IUD to the point that it needed removal. She visited her doctor at Mercy Medical Group at Dearborn Station, an off-site location of … [Read more...]

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Phyllis Schlafly remembered as a pro-life inspiration

Washington D.C., Sep 7, 2016 / 02:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The passing of author, commentator and political activist Phyllis Schlafly prompted some pro-life advocates to remember her leadership across decades of political involvement.Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said Schlafly “inspired millions to the fight against abortion.”“Phyllis is the reason the Republican Party is a pro-life party,” Hawkins said Sept. 5. “Phyllis will be … [Read more...]

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Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Port au Prince, Haiti, Sep 7, 2016 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.Sister Isabel Sola Macas, 51, from the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, was killed while she was driving on the Port-au-Prince highways Sept. 2. Several unidentified individuals fired on the car in which she was traveling. The motive for the attack is … [Read more...]

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Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Port au Prince, Haiti, Sep 7, 2016 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.Sister Isabel Sola Macas, 51, from the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, was killed while she was driving on the Port-au-Prince highways Sept. 2. Several unidentified individuals fired on the car in which she was traveling. The motive for the attack is … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Don’t use God to defend your own interests

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2016 / 08:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against making Jesus into the person we want him to be, and thus creating obstacles to a true relationship with Christ and his mercy.“The admonition of Jesus is always present: even today man constructs images of God that prevent him from enjoying his real presence,” the Pope said during the general audience Sept. 7.“Some carve out a 'do it yourself' faith that reduces God in … [Read more...]

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Father James Martin wins award from dissenting Catholic group

Washington D.C., Sep 7, 2016 / 05:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Media personality and America magazine editor Father James Martin, S.J. will receive an award from a dissenting Catholic group that has been the subject of warnings from the U.S. bishops and the Vatican for confusing Catholic teaching.Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, said Sept. 6 that the award for Fr. Martin recognized his ministry of communication which has “helped to expand the dialogue on LGBT … [Read more...]

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