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Narni: Italy’s inspiration for the magical realm of C. S. Lewis

Narni, Italy, Dec 28, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The magical realm of Narnia is the setting of C. S. Lewis’ beloved children’s book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There, four children discover a land of talking animals, mythological creatures, the White Witch, and […]

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Jesus’ coming is an invitation to conversion, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Dec 26, 2017 / 07:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis said there is a strong link between the death of St. Stephan, the Church's first martyr, and the birth of Christ, who came to offer message that is often uncomfortable and calls us […]

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What the littlest children can teach us about suffering

Denver, Colo., Dec 23, 2017 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “There will be saints among the children.” So said St. Pius X, when he lowered the age that children could receive their First Holy Communion. Previously, children had to be 10 or 12, now they are typically […]

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Military chaplains help traumatized soldiers, but who helps them?

Washington D.C., Dec 21, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As military veterans and victims of violence are treated for psychological trauma, the emotional wounds of missionaries and military chaplains might be overlooked, but are just as present. And with mass shootings, suicides, and acts of terrorism […]

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Polish cardinal, “Rosary Priest” among sainthood causes moving forward

Vatican City, Dec 19, 2017 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday recognized the heroic virtue of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former Metropolitan Archbishop of Warsaw, as well as Patrick Peyton, an Irish priest known for his promotion of the Rosary. The Pope recognized the […]

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From Pope Francis, a checklist for good journalism

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 06:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamor, Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday. “It is important that the criteria of judgment and information are offered patiently and methodically so that ‎public opinion is able […]

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MLK’s niece: Pro-life work continues my uncle’s legacy

Rome, Italy, Dec 14, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and longtime pro-life advocate, has it in her blood to fight for the causes she believes in, one of which is to promote “civil rights” for the […]

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Surprise! Chicago suburb is home to a major Guadalupe shrine

Chicago, Ill., Dec 12, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Marian devotion is intense among the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe each year on her feast day. Not just her shrine in Mexico City. The Virgin of Guadalupe […]

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US bishops call for solidarity with migrants on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day

Washington D.C., Dec 9, 2017 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics to observe the upcoming Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a day of solidarity with immigrants. In the nation’s capital, a 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. Peter's Church will mark the […]

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Pope names new archbishops for Paris, Mexico City dioceses

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2017 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday named the next archbishops of two major metropolitan sees – Archbishop Michel Aupetit to Paris and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes to Mexico City, the world’s largest diocese. The appointments were announced in a […]

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