Why one Catholic entrepreneur is starting a ‘food revolution’ for the sick

Phoenix, Ariz., Oct 23, 2015 / 04:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When his wife Angela died of colon cancer in 2012, Chris Faddis knew he had to commemorate her life with something big – not because she had died from cancer, but because he had witnessed the shocking reality of malnutrition in his own wife and in other chronically ill patients. “With Angela’s cancer, we knew it was terminal and there wasn’t that much that could be done - except keep her alive as long as … [Read more...]

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US House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but not without controversy

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2015 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid continuing controversy over fetal tissue harvesting at abortion clinics, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood and to reroute funding to community health centers. “Women have the most to gain from congressional action to reroute these tax dollars to community and rural health centers, which provide comprehensive health care services to women, but do not abort the lives of unborn … [Read more...]

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Catholics in Cuba call on government to remove religious restrictions

Havana, Cuba, Oct 23, 2015 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Through one of its media outlets, the Havana archdiocese on Thursday called on the Cuban government “to definitively remove the restrictions that weigh down upon all religious institutions, and allow them to freely carry out their work.” “Religious freedom is something more than freedom of worship,” reads the Oct. 22 editorial in Palabra Nueva, the Archdiocese of Havana's magazine. The editorial discusses … [Read more...]

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Catholics in Cuba call on government to remove religious restrictions

Havana, Cuba, Oct 23, 2015 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Through one of its media outlets, the Havana archdiocese on Thursday called on the Cuban government “to definitively remove the restrictions that weigh down upon all religious institutions, and allow them to freely carry out their work.” “Religious freedom is something more than freedom of worship,” reads the Oct. 22 editorial in Palabra Nueva, the Archdiocese of Havana's magazine. The editorial discusses … [Read more...]

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Gay Catholic to Synod: Please protect teaching on homosexuality

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2015 / 02:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the pastoral care of homosexual persons on the agenda of the Synod on the Family, one man with same-sex attraction has appealed to the synod fathers to protect the Church's teaching on this issue. “I would love (the synod fathers) to know that we exist, that we are so concerned that culture is going to change the truth in the Catholic teachings about same-sex attraction,” said Paul Darrow in a recent interview with … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to youth: the Bible can change your life. Now read it!

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bible is so dangerous that some Christians risk persecution to have one. But for Pope Francis, its life-changing role in daily life is important too. “The Bible is not meant to be placed on a shelf, but to be in your hands, to read often – every day, both on your own and together with others,” he wrote in the prologue to a Bible for youth in Germany. He encouraged young people to read the Bible together the way … [Read more...]

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The problem of porn – are bishops talking about it?

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2015 / 04:06 am (CNA).- It hasn't gotten a lot of media coverage so far, but the rampant effects of pornography on families worldwide have sparked concern and dialogue among the synod's bishops – particularly the Americans. “Porn demeans the best in the male spirit. It addicts them to a kind of cheap junk food, when real women with minds and hearts, beliefs and hopes, are much more interesting,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told CNA … [Read more...]

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