Prayer vigil after Orlando shooting offers unity, hope to mourners

Orlando, Fla., Jun 15, 2016 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of various religious communities came together Monday evening at a vigil to pray for the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting and to comfort those who mourn.“Our presence here is a symbol of hope,” Bishop John Noonan of Orlando said the evening of June 13.He recounted that Jesus wept at the death of his friend Lazarus.“We come tonight because we too weep. We weep for the loss of our brothers and … [Read more...]

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What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Orlando, Fla., Jun 15, 2016 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and feet of Christ in showing mercy to victims and their families and loved ones.“We’re in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. And here we have individuals who are in tremendous need of mercy – the repose of the souls of those who are deceased, the family members, the friends, the tremendous shock that has occurred … [Read more...]

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What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Orlando, Fla., Jun 15, 2016 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and feet of Christ in showing mercy to victims and their families and loved ones.“We’re in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. And here we have individuals who are in tremendous need of mercy – the repose of the souls of those who are deceased, the family members, the friends, the tremendous shock that has occurred … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause could soon be moving forward

Peoria, Ill., Jun 15, 2016 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The stalled beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen could soon resume, thanks to a petition by his family members weighing in on where he should be buried.Joan Sheen Cunningham, the archbishop’s oldest living relative, was joined by other relatives of the archbishop in filing the legal petition with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, asking that the body be transferred to Peoria, Illinois.“With the progress … [Read more...]

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Charisms help the Church answer life’s challenges – Cardinal Müller

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The new letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was issued to help the Church in her mission of providing answers in the face of difficulties, the congregation's head said on Tuesday.“The Church must give answers to the big challenges of the world of today … We have so much isolation in the youth, broken families, and so it is good to have these new movements,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller, … [Read more...]

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Are you ‘bothered’ by the cry of the poor? If so, it’s a problem, Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 04:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our hearts because we are “bothered” by their constant pleas for help.Reflecting on the miracle in Chapter 18 of Luke’s Gospel in which Jesus heals a blind man who cries out to him on the side of the road, Francis noted how the man had “a strong voice,” but the people around “rebuke him … [Read more...]

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There’s a generation that didn’t know John Paul II – this film is for them

Denver, Colo., Apr 3, 2017 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he served as the Holy Father; the courage he had in fighting communism; his immense love; and his adventurous spirit.But that was 12 years ago.The generation of young people who grew up during the papacies of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis might … [Read more...]

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