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Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

Vatican City, Oct 11, 2017 / 10:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an Oct. 11 speech to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Francis said the topic of the death penalty should have “a more adequate and coherent space” in the Catechism […]

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You’ve got questions (about death)? The Church has answers.

London, England, Jul 6, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the 14th century, approximately one third of the population of Europe – or anywhere from 75 million to 200 million people – was wiped out due to what became known as the Black Death. Characterized by […]

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Doctor Death? A sinister one-stop-shop opens in California

Oakland, Calif., Jul 14, 2016 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death – $ 2,000. That’s what Dr. Lonny Shavelson is charging patients at his brand-new physician-assisted suicide clinic in […]

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Dating apps and the death of romance

Denver, Colo., Dec 23, 2015 / 07:14 am (CNA).- This September's issue of Vanity Fair contains a pretty disheartening prediction for single people: the “dating apocalypse,” brought on by wildly popular dating apps like “Tinder,” is upon us. Young singles are too busy swiping left and right […]

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Dating apps and the death of romance – what’s a Catholic to do?

Denver, Colo., Sep 13, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This month's issue of Vanity Fair contains a pretty disheartening prediction for single people: the “dating apocalypse,” brought on by wildly popular dating apps like “Tinder,” is upon us. Young singles are too busy swiping left and […]

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The ‘angel’ of Guatemala: 12-year-old chooses death over gang violence

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Jul 16, 2015 / 03:38 pm (CNA).- When 12-year-old Ángel Ariel Escalante Pérez was confronted by gang members demanding that he kill a bus driver in his native Guatemala, he said no. It turned out to a life or death decision. The gang members […]

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Virginia bishops on the death penalty: We’re having the wrong debate

Richmond, Va., May 9, 2015 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As discussions surrounding a “more humane” death penalty in the United States continue, the two Catholic bishops of Virginia have released a statement asking the faithful to take a stance against the use of capital punishment in […]

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‘I find God in suffering’: The gripping life and death of Kayla Mueller

Madrid, Spain, May 1, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Kayla Mueller, the young human rights activist who was killed earlier this year while being held hostage by ISIS, was a woman of faith with a heart full of compassion toward those who suffered, her parents say. […]

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Death with dignity: A friend recalls last minutes of John Paul II’s life

Rome, Italy, Apr 27, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A once avid outdoors-man whose final years were marked by disability and suffering, Saint John Paul II witnessed to what it truly means to die with dignity, says a close friend who was with him until the […]

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These nuns provide ‘death with dignity’ – but it’s not assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Apr 1, 2015 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As states around the country consider legalizing physician-assisted suicide, “death with dignity” looks markedly different for patients under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. In her 27 years with the order that cares for […]

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