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Local Bishop: Ongoing Messages At Argentine Apparition Will Be Kept Private

San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina, Mar 21, 2017 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been called the Medjugorje of Argentina. A now widely-popular apparition of Mary began in the early 1980s when rosaries began to glow in multiple homes in the town of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, a city of...

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Pope Francis: When We Want To Give Up, God Helps Us Persevere

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only gives us the strength to keep going, but also to help others who are in difficulty. “Perseverance we can also define...

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The Church And Society Need You, Pope Francis Tells Youth

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis released a video message to youth in advance of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019. He said that like the Virgin Mary, they are needed, and they should not be afraid to leave their mark on the...

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This Man Was Killed For Defying Hitler – And Now He's Been Beatified.

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 in his home town of Bolsano. In 1944, Mayr-Nusser, a Catholic husband and father, refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler after being...

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In New York, Catholic Convert Takes A Step Toward Sainthood

New York City, N.Y., Mar 21, 2017 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to recognition as a saint. “Father Paul started a small week of prayer on the top of a mountain in Garrison, and now...

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Pope Francis: This Lent, Seek The Only ‘Well’ That Satisfies – Christ

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2017 / 06:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the life-giving water we received at our Baptism, turning away from things of the world, which ultimately leave us unsatisfied. “The water that gives eternal...

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Liturgy: The Communion Rite - ‘Making Clear The True And Full Meaning Of Its Different Parts’

The Communion Rite at Mass consists of six distinct moments: > Lord’s Prayer > Rite of Peace > Fraction Rite > Sharing in Communion > Quiet prayer after Communion > Prayer After Communion It is beneficial that every year pastors and parish liturgy committees review the...

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Pope Francis Goes To Confession

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2017 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the end of his annual Lenten penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis was the first to go to the sacrament of confession, afterward hearing the confessions of seven laypeople, three men and four women, in attendance.   Instead of...

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Confession Must Be A Pastoral Priority, Pope Francis Says

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2017 / 11:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told priests Friday to make confession a priority in their parishes, and, if they want to be good confessors, to have a strong prayer life focused on growing in humility and closeness to the Holy Spirit in order to evangelize....

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Meet The Monks Who Spend Their Lives Praying For Ireland's Priests

Dublin, Ireland, Mar 17, 2017 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer, reparation and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation for the sins of priests. “It was never our predetermined plan to come to Ireland,” Silverstream Priory’s...

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The Order Of Irish Catholics You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Denver, Colo., Mar 17, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- They’re Irish, they’re Catholic, and they’re proud. But you maybe haven’t heard of them. They’re the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Lady’s Ancient Order of Hibernians, the oldest and largest Irish Catholic organizations in the United...

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Here's What Pope Francis Is Doing For Holy Week

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With Easter only a month away, plans have already been set in the Vatican for the celebrations surrounding the big day, and the lead-up to Holy Week will be filled with several papal daytrips, Masses, and liturgies. The Pope began Lent with...

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Pope Francis: It's A Grave Sin To Lay People Off Carelessly

Vatican City, Mar 15, 2017 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Business is obliged to protect peoples' dignity – and those who lay off employees solely for economic gain commit a serious sin, Pope Francis told employees of a TV platform in Italy. “He who shuts factories and closes companies as a result...

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What Does It Actually Mean For A Priest To Be 'laicized'?

Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When reports came out recently about Pope Francis’ decision to modify the penalties for several priests found guilty of abusing minors, the question arose as to whether the Pope was being too merciful in his decision. Another concern was...

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Fond Recollections Of ‘Father Oscar’ Solis From His Former Louisiana Parish

SALT LAKE CITY — Bishop Oscar A. Solis, who was installed as the 10th bishop of Salt Lake City on March 7, spent 10 years as a priest in Louisiana, where his former parishioners and colleagues have plenty of good things to say about him. “You guys are very, very, very fortunate. I can’t tell...