Pope Francis: correction without charity is ‘a slap in the face’

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ, but only when done out of love. “Gossip hurts; gossip is a slap in the face of a person’s reputation, it is an attack on the heart of a person,” the Pope told those present in the Santa Marta residence on Sept. 12. “Sure, when they tell you the truth it’s not nice to hear, … [Read more...]

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Iraqis will be seen like early Christian martyrs, priest predicts

Baghdad, Iraq, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi Christians is moving and will continue inspiring future believers for generations.   “The number of martyrs the Middle East is giving to the world is amazing. It is not well known but it will be in many years, and we will speak of them like we do of the acts of the martyrs of the early years of Christianity,” Father Luis … [Read more...]

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‘One of Us’ coalition to defend human life, dignity in Europe

Madrid, Spain, Sep 12, 2014 / 02:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Citizens of 28 European countries belonging to 25 different organizations defending life and human dignity have come together to form the European Federation “One of Us,” named after a prominent E.U. citizen’s initiative. According to a statement posted on its website Sept. 6, the organization is a “step forward” made possible “thanks to the way the citizens of 28 countries of the European Union have … [Read more...]

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Pope’s appointment may signal advances in new abuse office

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 12:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ latest appointment to a commission designed to fight sexual abuse of minors may have an effect in shaping the upcoming Vatican office also dedicated to combatting abuse. “Delicta Graviora” are serious crimes in the Church, and they include grave offenses against morality: the sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric, or the acquisition, possession, or distribution of child pornography by a cleric. A Delicta … [Read more...]

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Filipino bishops declare day of prayer for peace in Iraq, Syria

Manila, Philippines, Sep 11, 2014 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, especially those suffering in Iraq and Syria under the Islamic State. During a Sept. 2 meeting, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines unanimously set the upcoming Sept. 14 as a National Day of Prayer for Peace. The day of prayer coincides with the celebration of the feast of … [Read more...]

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Former imam: God saved me from torture after Christian conversion

Kerala, India, Sep 11, 2014 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- A former Muslim imam who converted to Christianity believes that God protected him from death threats and torture at the hands of his family members. “The holy Quran converted me to Christianity,” said Mario Joseph, a former imam who shared the story of his conversion and subsequent persecution with the HM Television program “Changing Tracks,” broadcast by the EUK Mamie Foundation run by the Home of the Mother religious … [Read more...]

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Brutally slain nuns recalled as women ‘enamored’ with God

Rome, Italy, Sep 11, 2014 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Remembering the lives of the three Xaverian Missionary nuns murdered in Burundi over the weekend, the order’s vicar general hailed them as simple women in love with God and those they served. “For me, (since) I entered as a youth they gave me a great example of people enamored with Jesus, enamored with the people among whom they lived,” Sr. Silvia Marsili, Vicar General for the Xaverian Missionaries, told CNA Sept. … [Read more...]

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