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Father Solanus Casey Beatification Set For November

Detroit, Mich., Jun 28, 2017 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957 known for his ability as a spiritual counselor, will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in Detroit, the local archdiocese announced Tuesday. “We are filled with joy...

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Keep Your Eyes Fixed On The Cross, Pope Urges New Cardinals

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2017 / 08:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis created five new cardinals, encouraging them to walk with Jesus, keeping their eyes fixed securely on the cross and on the realities of the world, not becoming distracted by prestige or honor. “I speak above all...

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Pope Francis: The Way Of Christ Is The Way Of Persecution

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of the world, and being prepared to suffer because of this; though we have hope because of God’s constant presence. “Persecution is not a...

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Unity Is More Than 'bland Uniformity,' Pope Tells Orthodox

Vatican City, Jun 27, 2017 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, saying their journey toward full communion is one that ought to respect their unique traditions – rather than a uniformity that would, in the end, make...

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Christ Doesn’t Promise Freedom From Difficulties, Pope Says

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 11:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ does not mean our lives will be free from all earthly troubles. “There is no Christian mission in the name of tranquility,” the Pope said, speaking to...

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To Understand Pope Francis, You Have To Understand The Jesuits

Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its...

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How Catholic Culture Can Thrive On The Internet

Quebec City, Canada, Jun 23, 2017 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Social media can be difficult to navigate, but Catholics can reach out with a content-savvy approach that can truly engage people, young social media professionals told Catholic media leaders on Thursday. “The internet and...

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Francis Urges Serrans To 'keep Moving Forward' Promoting Vocations

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2017 / 02:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes religious vocations, urging them to persevere in their “beautiful vocation of being laity who are friends to priests” and to “(k)eep moving forward!”...

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Liturgy: Children’s Liturgy Of The Word – ‘Let The Children Come To Me

At Sunday morning Mass in some parishes, children of elementary school age participate in an extension of the Mass known as the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW). After the Gathering Rites of the Mass, immediately following the Collect/ Opening Prayer — while the assembly is being seated and...

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College Of Cardinals: A History Of American Membership

Although the consistory scheduled June 28 at the Vatican will not include any cardinals born in the U.S. or representing U.S. dioceses, it is nonetheless clear that American participation in the College of Cardinals has changed dramatically in the past century. Including next week’s...

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Can Relics Unite Catholics And Orthodox? Pope Francis Thinks So.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches. In May, relics of St. Philip and St. Nicholas were transported to Turkey and Russia, respectively. They...

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Full Text Of Dubia Cardinals’ Letter Asking Pope For An Audience

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 11:52 am (National Catholic Register).- Here below is the full text of the letter, signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on behalf of the four dubia cardinals, asking Pope Francis for an audience to discuss deep concerns over the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the...

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Religious Freedom Advocates To Receive Papal Honor

Phoenix, Ariz., Jun 21, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In recognition of their promotion of religious freedom, the founder of Alliance Defending Freedom and his wife will be inducted next week into the Order of St. Gregory the Great. Alan and Paula Sears will receive the honor, granted to...

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Pope Francis To Visit Chile, Peru In January 2018

Lima, Peru, Jun 19, 2017 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and Peru from January 18 to 21, 2018. In Chile the Holy Father will visit the capital of Santiago, as well as Temuco and Iquique. In Peru,...

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Sainthood Causes Advance, Including Layman Who Resisted Fascism

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 09:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday recognized the heroic virtue of six persons on the path to canonization, as well as the martyrdom of an Italian man who died from injuries of a beating he received while imprisoned in a concentration camp for resisting...