Pope Francis to world leaders: open your doors to migrants

Vatican City, Mar 16, 2016 / 06:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis renewed his appeal on behalf of the tens of thousands struggling to enter other countries as they flee war and violence, asking global leaders to “open their hearts” and doors to migrants and refugees.“How many of our brothers are currently living a real and dramatic situation of exile, far away from their homeland, with their eyes still full of the rubble of their homes, and in their heart the … [Read more...]

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TOR Franciscan ex-leaders charged for oversight of abusive friar in Pa.

Altoona, Pa., Mar 16, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three former heads of a TOR Franciscan province in Pennsylvania face criminal charges for their alleged role in enabling a friar who sexually abused more than 100 minors.The Immaculate Conception province of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular said it is “deeply saddened” to learn of the charges.“The province extends its most sincere apologies to the victims and to the communities who have been harmed,” … [Read more...]

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This Sunday, where will the millions of palms come from?

Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2016 / 03:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With Palm Sunday right around the corner, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold them into elaborate little crosses. Kids will poke each other with them. But it's safe to say most won't know where they came from.The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before his passion and crucifixion. The Gospels attest that as Jesus entered the … [Read more...]

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Peru’s March for Life draws 750,000 in Lima

Lima, Peru, Mar 16, 2016 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three-quarters of a million people paraded through downtown Lima on Saturday in a massive celebration of life from conception to natural death.Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne addressed the crowd March 12, urging prayers for the family and for any women who “for some reason in a moment of weakness unfortunately aborted” her child, saying that forgiveness is always necessary.However, he stressed, “we can’t just … [Read more...]

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Pro-Sikh court ruling strengthens religious exemptions in Army

Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2016 / 10:48 pm (CNA).- A federal court has sided with a Sikh soldier working to secure a religious exemption for his beard and headwear under U.S. Army regulations. The ruling affirms that religious groups cannot be targeted because of their faith, experts said.  “This is a huge victory for Sikhs and the first time a court has said the military cannot discriminate against an active duty Sikh. Sikhs must be treated on equal terms as other groups,” Eric … [Read more...]

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This is ‘wrong,’ bishop tells Notre Dame for awarding Joe Biden

South Bend, Ind., Mar 15, 2016 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vice President Joe Biden's “gravely irresponsible” rejection of Catholic teaching on abortion and marriage should disqualify him from Notre Dame's Laetare Medal, the local bishop has said.“We should seek to honor those who act to protect human life and dignity from conception to natural death, who respect true marriage and the family, who promote peace, justice, religious freedom, solidarity, the integral … [Read more...]

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Crux partners with Knights of Columbus

New Haven, Conn., Mar 15, 2016 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic news website Crux has announced a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, following the Boston Globe dropping its financial backing of the outlet.Under the new partnership, Crux will remain an independent news site, headed by veteran Vatican analyst John Allen and reporter Inés San Martín.“We are thrilled with this partnership with the Knights of Columbus,” Allen said in a statement. … [Read more...]

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