God captured my heart – the story of a nun killed in Ecuador’s quake

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Apr 19, 2016 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her vocation is the story of a woman who left the party life for an “amazing” life in God.“I knew that I had to leave everything and follow Him. I knew with great clarity that He was asking me to trust in Him, to put my life in His hands and to have faith,” Sister Clare Crockett said in … [Read more...]

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Will the US take action to protect the victims of Islamic State genocide?

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2016 / 05:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, what will be done to help the victims move forward?That was the question at an April 19 congressionalWill the US take action to protect the victims of genocide by Islamic State?hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington, D.C.“Defining these crimes does not necessarily mean that … [Read more...]

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CUA school of business receives millions in donations, gets new name

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- The Catholic University of America’s business school has received several major financial gifts, including the largest donation in university history. The Washington, D.C., university announced a total of six commitments totaling $47 million. The money will go to general university programs as well as operational costs for the business school, which will be renamed the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics after the … [Read more...]

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Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2016 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before the U.S. Supreme Court.About 53 percent of Americans said the process required by the government is “unfair,” while only 32 percent did not, according to a new Marist Poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.The federal … [Read more...]

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Please forgive our indifference – Pope Francis’ heartfelt plea to refugees

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2016 / 06:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has offered his praise to the Jesuits in Italy for their longstanding work with refugees, but asked the foreigners for their pardon on behalf of all who have been closed-minded and indifferent to their plight.“I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” the Pope said in a video message, calling to mind Chapter 25 of Matthew’s Gospel.“Too often we have not welcomed you! Forgive the closure and indifference … [Read more...]

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Not your grandpa’s porn – Has the Church caught up to the problem?

Denver, Colo., Sep 20, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- Clay Olsen speaks to thousands of youth about a subject most people would rather not touch: pornography.As the founder and CEO of Fight the New Drug, an organization that educates people about pornography addiction, Olsen travels the country giving presentations to young people about how pornography is affecting their brains, their relationships and ultimately the world.Olsen told CNA that after one particular presentation, a young man asked a … [Read more...]

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Poland’s Christian heritage a ‘strong foundation for the future’

Poznan, Poland, Apr 19, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The power of Poland’s “invincible national spirit” and resilience to countless foreign invaders lies not with her government or military, but rather in the nation’s Christian identity, its president said on Friday.“The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is, for the decision taken by our first historical … [Read more...]

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