Pope Francis: Fear and joylessness are signs of bad spiritual health

Vatican City, May 15, 2015 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis said that Christian communities become “sick” when they live in fear and fail to be joyful – even when times are difficult. “When the Church is fearful and when the Church does not receive the joy of the Holy Spirit, the Church is sick, the communities are sick, the faithful are sick,” the Pope said during Mass at the Santa Marta residence May 15. He added that … [Read more...]

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A modern-day St Francis? Archbishop works to rebuild Syrian Church amid destruction

Aleppo, Syria, May 15, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A four-year civil war in Syria has left a mounting death toll and displaced millions of persons, but one bishop is staying to rebuild the Church in Aleppo, in the northwest corner of the country. “The Church is living,” Melkite Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo told CNA earlier this month. “Here, I am building, I am restoring, I am maintaining a lively Church in which every stone is a human being and who can … [Read more...]

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Is the pill shrinking parts of women’s brains? New report suggests yes

Los Angeles, Calif., May 15, 2015 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Adding to recent controversies surrounding various forms of birth control, a new study out of UCLA suggests that the birth control pill may thin areas in a woman's brain and affect their function. Published in April in the journal “Human Brain Mapping,” the study measured cortical thickness in the brains of 90 women – 44 of whom were using oral contraceptives, and 46 of whom were naturally cycling. Only … [Read more...]

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Mindful of God’s mercy, pastor accepts new role as Bishop of Nottingham

Nottingham, England, May 15, 2015 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the news of his being appointed the Bishop of Nottingham by Pope Francis, Monsignor Patrick McKinney said that in his nearly four decades as a priest he has been conscious of God’s great mercy in his life. “Throughout my priestly ministry, now almost 37 years, I have always tried to do my best in whatever has been asked of me,” he said in a May 14 statement. “In this I have been deeply conscious of … [Read more...]

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Don’t let armed drones ease the path to conflict, US bishops warn

Washington D.C., May 14, 2015 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The use of armed drones have practical and moral consequences for conflict and warfare – and the government needs to take action to address them, the U.S. Catholic bishops have said. “It is incumbent on a nation's leaders to recognize that the use of drones can lower the threshold on conflict and take appropriate steps to not succumb to their use,” wrote Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, who chairs the U.S. … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Tagle, the first Caritas Internationalis president from Asia

Vatican City, May 14, 2015 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is the new president of Caritas Internationalis. The general assembly of the umbrella organization of Catholic charities elected the Filipino cardinal with 91 votes out of 133.   “Thank you for your trust. I am limited in my capacities, but with all of you, with the love that Jesus has poured into our hearts and in the name of all the poor people in the world, I accept this … [Read more...]

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Philadelphia archbishop voices ‘deep sadness’, prays for train derailment victims

Philadelphia, Pa., May 14, 2015 / 11:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reacted Wednesday to the deadly train derailment in his city with sadness and prayers. “In the wake of this disaster, I urge all people of good will to join me in extending prayerful condolences to those mourning the sudden loss of a loved one and in asking the Lord to bring healing to all those suffering physical and emotional anguish in the wake of this incident,” Archbishop … [Read more...]

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