Have a family, grow a garden, be holy – conclusions from Laudato Si

Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2015 / 03:46 pm (CNA).- The vision behind Pope Francis’ newest encyclical is one that offers a holistic proposal of stewardship rooted in faith, offering a lens through which to view the environment, said several Catholic theologians and ecologists. “I think what he is telling Catholics in the center of this encyclical is ‘you’ve got all the resources to show a better way to care for creation than any environmentalist has, and you have to make … [Read more...]

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Sister Nirmala, former head of Missionaries of Charity, dies in India

Kolkata, India, Jun 23, 2015 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics around the world are mourning the death of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who passed away Tuesday. Sr. Nirmala had succeeded Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, serving in that capacity from 1997 to 2009. Sr. Nirmala, who was 81, had suffered ill health for some years, and was hospitalized and then brought home a few days ago, dying at a Missionaries of Charity home in Kolkata in the early … [Read more...]

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Synod guiding document: families need the Church’s message of mercy

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2015 / 08:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The document set to guide this year’s synod discussions on the family touches on hot-button issues such as homosexuality and divorced and remarried couples, stressing that mercy is something every family needs from the Church.   “For the Church it’s about starting from the concrete situations of families of today, all are in need of mercy, beginning with those who suffer most,” the document reads. Published … [Read more...]

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What Pope Francis owes the Salesians

Turin, Italy, Jun 23, 2015 / 04:03 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Pope Francis is a Jesuit, but he has Salesian roots. A Salesian priest was the matchmaker for Pope Francis' parents and baptized the future Pope, while Francis owes his priestly vocation to a Salesian priest. Pope Francis recently visited Turin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco's birth. Father Elio Cesari, who is responsible for the Salesian Youth in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis reconnects with relatives in Turin

Turin, Italy, Jun 23, 2015 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his trip to Turin this week, Pope Francis visited his relatives and his ancestors' parish, his father, an Italian emigrant to Argentina, having been baptized in the city. On June 21, he made a short visit to St. Teresa parish, where his grandparents were married in 1907, and his father baptized. He kissed the baptistery, recalling his grandparents and praying for families and the upcoming Synod on the Family, leaving behind a … [Read more...]

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Modern martyrs should inspire US Christians, archbishop says

Baltimore, Md., Jun 22, 2015 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The plight of persecuted religious believers overseas should inspire American Catholics and others to continue their defense of religious freedom at home, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said. “What solidarity we should have with these believers. We should be inspired by their courage and renewed in our resolve not to let religious freedom in our country be compromised by degrees until it all but disappears from our … [Read more...]

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A wish granted – Pope meets with young prisoners in Turin

Turin, Italy, Jun 22, 2015 / 02:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was a dream come true. “I met Pope Francis two years ago, and I immediately talked to him about visiting the ‘Ferrante Aporti’ and meeting with prisoners, as I saw he had celebrated the 2013 Holy Thursday Mass in the juvenile prison ‘Casal del Marmo’ in Rome,” Fr. Ricca told … [Read more...]

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