Even the saints had sin in their past, Pope Francis recalls

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2016 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Even great saints had at times succumbed to sin, Pope Francis said Tuesday during his Mass at the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.“During the Christian journey, the journey the Lord has invited us to undertake, there is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future,” the Pope said in his Jan. 19 homily, according to Vatican Radio's translation.The Roman Pontiff based his reflections on the day's first … [Read more...]

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Pilgrims beware! Mexican bishops warn against papal ticket scams

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 19, 2016 / 04:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the rise of fraudulent papal ticket “sales” online, the Mexican Conference of Catholic Bishops has reminded the faithful that tickets to attend events during Pope Francis’ trip are free.  Pope Francis will visit Mexico in a highly anticipated trip Feb. 12-18. In the weeks leading up to his trip, various scams have arisen, including several efforts on Facebook to encourage people to “buy” … [Read more...]

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Europe’s ‘new nationalism’ is problematic, Austrian cardinal warns

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Vienna has warned that as Europe’s migrant crisis reaches a fever pitch, the continent risks falling into old fears that could build new walls that are contrary to the Christian concept of charity.“Faced with the challenge of many migrants and refugees, which is a great challenge, there is the risk that everyone withdraws into their own limits; that the borders, barriers, walls, the Iron Curtain, will return, … [Read more...]

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The impact of Martin Luther King, Jr on these Catholic students

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2016 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic University of America may have closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but around 700 students, faculty, and staff observed the holiday by serving their Washington, D.C. community.“Seeing Christ’s face in other people and serving them has an effect on you,” said Catholic University senior Joey Dichoso, who led a team of students in serving meals to the homeless at the So Others Might Eat dining room, … [Read more...]

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When you think of MLK, don’t forget the faith that inspired him

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2017 / 03:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader who was “inspired by the teachings of Christ,” said the head of the Knights of Peter Claver.“Considering that so many 'church-going folks' were supporting segregation and Jim Crow laws during the civil rights movement, it is wonderful that King dedicated his life to employing Christ's teachings to … [Read more...]

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When you think of MLK, don’t forget the faith that inspired him

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2016 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader who was “inspired by the teachings of Christ,” says the head of the Knights of Peter Claver.“Considering that so many 'church-going folks' were supporting segregation and Jim Crow laws during the civil rights movement, it is wonderful that King dedicated his life to employing Christ's teachings to … [Read more...]

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Relief, gratitude as Christian pastor freed from Iranian prison

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2016 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom advocates voiced gratitude and joy at the release of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who had been held in an Iranian prison since 2012.Abedini was among the three American citizens freed as part of the U.S.-Iran prisoner exchange over the weekend. “This is a major victory. We are incredibly grateful to the more than 1.1 million people who have joined us in fighting across the globe for … [Read more...]

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