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Recent rector of a Legionaries of Christ-run seminary fathered two children

Rome, Italy, Oct 6, 2017 / 05:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Legionaries of Christ announced Friday that Fr. Óscar Turrión, who was of the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae until earlier this year, has fathered two children and intends to leave priestly ministry. Fr. Turrión had […]

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Rome conference to tackle safeguarding children online

Rome, Italy, May 31, 2017 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An international congress in Rome this autumn will bring together experts to focus on the problem of online sexual abuse of minors and how to better safeguard children on the internet. The Oct. 3-6 meeting is hosted […]

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Medicine, education, solidarity: how HIV-infected children can have a future

Rome, Italy, Apr 20, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat is achievable if attention is focused on children infected with HIV, participants in a recent conference held by Caritas International emphasized. Monsignor Robert Vitillo, who has been […]

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US bishops: Deporting children and families won’t solve migration crisis

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2016 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants will not discourage immigrants who are fleeing their countries as a last resort, the U.S. bishops said. From Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, the Department of Homeland Security searched […]

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Pope Francis blesses image of children killed in Maryland fire

Rome, Italy, May 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After reading a letter while visiting Rome’s North American Seminary detailing the death of two young girls in a house fire, Pope Francis blessed their picture and a small statue to be given to their parents. “The […]

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Ireland’s defense of marriage leaders speak up for mothers, fathers, children

Dublin, Ireland, Apr 26, 2015 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they can win if people are willing to speak up and focus on the need for children to […]

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Pope Francis brings down hammer, says ‘Don’t mess with children’

Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2015 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are never a mistake, and called adults out for building faulty systems that leave children exploited and abandoned, rather than treated as the blessings they are. “Brothers and sisters, think about […]

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The ‘surrender’ of a Syrian girl gives face to the plight of refugee children

Beirut, Lebanon, Apr 4, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A photo that went viral last week depicting a young Syrian child “surrendering” in front of a camera she thought to be a gun is but a mere hint at the trauma which displaced and refugee children […]

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Children of gay and lesbian parents write letter of support to Dolce, Gabbana

Milan, Italy, Mar 19, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA).- The designers behind luxury Italian fashion label Dolce & Gabbana triggered a barrage of controversy after expressing support for traditional marriage and families last weekend in an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama. On Monday, six children (now […]

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A society that doesn’t want children is ‘sad and gray,’ Pope says

Rome, Italy, Mar 18, 2015 / 05:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are a joy-filled gift for the Church and the world, and cautioned against an overcast society that lacks life because it has rejected and run out of children. “Children give life, […]

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