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Archive for June 2017

Pro-lifers claim victory in Georgia House vote

Atlanta, Ga., Jun 21, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion rights groups invested heavily and lost in Tuesday night’s runoff special election for a Georgia House seat, and pro-lifers maintain the outcome proves the futility of the pro-abortion agenda. In the June 20 special election to […]

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London cardinal ‘appalled’ by Finsbury Park attack on Muslims

London, England, Jun 19, 2017 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has offered prayers for the victims of a terror attack in north London that targeted worshippers outside a mosque in the early hours of Monday. One person was killed and nine have […]

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Be a Good Samaritan to Christians in Syria and Iraq, bishop pleads

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 16, 2017 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the U.S. bishops discussed immigration at their annual meeting this week, one Syriac Catholic bishop begged them not to forget Christian refugees in Syria and the Middle East. “I need your presence, to feel you are […]

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US bishops: Next synod must address disillusioned, indifferent youth

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Next year’s synod, which will focus on young people, must address their most pressing problems, including indifference and disillusionment, U.S. bishops said at their annual meeting on Wednesday. “The synod indeed comes at a critical time,” Cardinal […]

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Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Jun 12, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and director of a local spirituality center. Before he left, he chatted with his new provincial, Fr. Chuks […]

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Combat the world’s elitism with inclusion, Pope encourages youth

Vatican City, Jun 9, 2017 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis participated in a Google Hangout on Friday with youth from around the world, emphasizing that “everyone has meaning,” even though the world will try to exclude certain people. Combatting a world which promotes elitism and […]

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This cloistered nun got her doctorate in aerospace engineering

Mumbai, India, Jun 7, 2017 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for her doctorate in Aerospace Engineering. “I had joined the religious order after my final oral exam last […]

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The need for a Catholic ministry to transgendered persons

Washington D.C., Jun 5, 2017 / 03:12 am (CNA).- Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl. When he was just 4 years old, Heyer’s grandmother would crossdress him while she was babysitting. She loved seeing Heyer in dresses, and even made […]

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Nun who received birthday greeting from Pope Francis dies at 110

Florence, Italy, Jun 2, 2017 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Candida Bellotti, thought to be the oldest nun in the world, died Saturday at the age of 110. Sister Bellotti had celebrated her 110th birthday on Feb. 20, 2017 and received a special birthday greeting from […]

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