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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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This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions

Detroit, Mich., Oct 4, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Trinity Health Corporations, one of the largest Catholic health care operations in America, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union over its refusal to provide women with abortion services at […]

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How Laudato Si is being put into practice in India

Miao, India, Jul 25, 2015 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The diocese of Miao, India sits in rich, mountainous forest terrain on the edge of the Himalayas. Most of its residents are tribal artisans whose livelihood is solely dependent on the local natural resources and the forest’s […]

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Pope Francis talks ISIS, jokes about being a ‘coward’ when it comes to physical pain

Rome, Italy, Mar 10, 2015 / 07:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels about ISIS threats and jested about his lack of tolerance for physical pain. “Look, life is in […]

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The Pope’s Lent retreat: Bucking tradition or just being his Jesuit self?

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest tells CNA the pontiff is merely being true to his Jesuit roots. “This is what Jesuits […]

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Does Francis like being Pope? A behind-the-scenes chat in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jan 29, 2015 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- During his pastoral visit to the Philippines Jan. 15-19, Pope Francis held an unscheduled meeting at the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila with 40 Jesuit priests and told them how it feels to be the Successor of Peter.   […]

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‘What is being proposed is not marriage’ – Pope calls for defense of family

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world. “The family […]

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Sistine Chapel being used as sacred place – not ‘venue for private parties’

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2014 / 07:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci has rejected rumors that they are now renting the Sistine Chapel, adding that beauty is always an occasion to grow in charity and generosity. “In the last few days I've […]

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UK bishop steps down over ‘being unfaithful’ to vows

UK bishop steps down over 'being unfaithful' to vows

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kieran Conry of the U.K. dioceses of Arundel and Brighton has announced his resignation after revealing he has been “unfaithful” to his “promises as a Catholic priest.” “I am sorry for the shame that I have […]

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Being honest about our sin ‘opens us to the Lord’s caress’

Being honest about our sin 'opens us to the Lord's caress'

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2014 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At daily Mass, Pope Francis drew from the Gospel reading of the woman who washed Christ's feet with her tears – noting God's tender response to those who have the humility to acknowledge their sin. “…the ability […]

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