Pope Francis tells Georgians to imitate St. Therese’s ‘little way’

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2016 / 01:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s important to follow the example of St. Therese's “little way,” trusting in God and his consolation with the faith a small child, Pope Francis said Saturday, which marked the feast of the young saint and Doctor of the Church.Quoting from her autobiography, he said St. Therese “shows her 'little way' to God, the trust of a little child who falls asleep without fear in his Father’s arms, because … [Read more...]

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In Georgia visit, Pope finds a country of Christian tensions

Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on his visit to Georgia will find a country where dialogue among Christians is particularly difficult, with cool relations between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the country’s tiny Catholic minority.For this reason his trip is “ecumenical, but not according to the common meaning of the word ecumenism,” a top official of the Catholic Church in Georgia told CNA.The Georgian Orthodox Church – an … [Read more...]

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Bishop Conley: You actually don’t have to vote for either

Lincoln, Neb., Sep 30, 2016 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics who can't in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a third option, says Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.Voters need to discern whether there is a candidate in each race who can “advance human dignity, the right to life and the common good,” he said in his Sept. 30 column for the Southern Nebraska Register.“When there is, we should feel … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to Georgian Orthodox: Christ’s love unites us

Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 / 08:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- God's love and our unity in Christ are what enable us to overcome conflict and disagreement, and to spread the Gospel – which is what bears spiritual and artistic fruit, Pope Francis said in Georgia on Friday.“Truly, the love of the Lord raises us up, because it enables us to rise above the misunderstandings of the past, above the calculations of the present and fears for the future,” the Pope said in a meeting … [Read more...]

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In Georgia, Pope says true peace is built on justice, mutual respect

Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 / 06:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis landed in Georgia Friday, telling leaders of the former Soviet republic that peace is urgent in today’s troubled world, and can only be achieved by the pursuit of justice and mutual respect for the sovereign rights of every nation.After landing in Georgia Sept. 30, the Pope insisted that peaceful coexistence among all peoples and states in the region “is the indispensable and prior condition” for an … [Read more...]

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‘Our generation can stop abortion’, says pro-life leader in Poland

Warsaw, Poland, Sep 30, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Magdalena Korzekwa-Kaliszuk, director of campaigns for CitizenGo in Poland, has pointed to last week's progress of a bill in the Polish parliament banning abortion as a “triple victory,” saying, “our generation can stop abortion.”On Sept. 23, with a 267-154 vote in favor, Polish lawmakers sent a bill that seeks the total ban of abortion in the country to committee for further consideration.Abortion is … [Read more...]

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This pro-life policy has saved an estimated 2 million lives

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Hyde Amendment turns 40 years old this week, a new report claims that it may have saved two million lives from abortion since it went into effect.“Two million lives saved is reason to celebrate,” Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute which produced the report, stated.“The Hyde Amendment is popular not just with pro-lifers, but with a majority of Americans – people of diverse … [Read more...]

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