Louisiana priest immediately suspended after child porn arrest

Lafayette, La., Jul 28, 2016 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing more than 500 images of child pornography, according to local police.In a statement, the Diocese reported that Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel and diocesan staff were “saddened” to learn of the arrest of the priest, who was immediately placed on administrative leave from active priestly ministry.“The … [Read more...]

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Three words every couple should know, according to Pope Francis

Krakow, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 02:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Married couples were the focus of Pope Francis’ second “balcony talk” in Poland on Thursday, receiving from him three words he has often said are key to a successful marriage.“Sometimes they ask me how to make it so that the family always goes forward and overcomes difficulties,” the Pope said July 28, adding that when this happens, “I suggest to them to practice three words.”Speaking in his … [Read more...]

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Don’t waste your life seeking ’empty thrills’, Pope tells youth

Krakow, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For young people who have given up on life, or who waste their existence seeking out “empty thrills,” Pope Francis proposes an alternative: Look to Christ, for only he can bring lasting fulfillment.“Jesus can give you true passion for life” and “can inspire us not to settle for less, but to give the very best of ourselves,” the Pope said July 28 during a massive welcoming ceremony at Krakow's … [Read more...]

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Don’t waste your life seeking ’empty thrills’, Pope tells youth

Krakow, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For young people who have given up on life, or who waste their existence seeking out “empty thrills,” Pope Francis proposes an alternative: Look to Christ, for only he can bring lasting fulfillment.“Jesus can give you true passion for life” and “can inspire us not to settle for less, but to give the very best of ourselves,” the Pope said July 28 during a massive welcoming ceremony at Krakow's … [Read more...]

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Don’t waste your life seeking ’empty thrills’, Pope tells youth

Krakow, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For young people who have given up on life, or who waste their existence seeking out “empty thrills,” Pope Francis proposes an alternative: Look to Christ, for only he can bring lasting fulfillment.“Jesus can give you true passion for life” and “can inspire us not to settle for less, but to give the very best of ourselves,” the Pope said July 28 during a massive welcoming ceremony at Krakow's … [Read more...]

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Pa. Supreme Court lets stand ruling that priest’s trial was tainted

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 28, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court let stand July 26 a ruling that prosecutors in a Philadelphia priest’s trial used prejudicial evidence related to clergy sex abuse.Philadelphia’s district attorney must now decide whether to re-try Monsignor William J. Lynn.The priest was not accused of sexually abusing children. However, he was convicted on one felony count of child endangerment for failing to protect children from an … [Read more...]

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The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa

Czestochowa, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 04:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.“To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human,” the pontiff said in … [Read more...]

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