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This is the first laundry with Down syndrome workers in Latin America

Concepci√≥n, Chile, May 28, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three years ago the Church in Chile launched “Lavandería 21,” a new work inclusion project for people with Downs syndrome, whose results today far exceed what was hoped. It all began in 2012 when the Archbishop Fernando […]

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‘Thank you’: DC cardinal to fallen police officers, first responders

Washington D.C., May 2, 2017 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Mass on Tuesday, the archbishop of Washington, D.C. thanked law enforcement officers and first responders for putting themselves in harm’s way for the betterment of society. “This Mass,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said, “should call forth […]

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What an Italian bishop saw at his first exorcism

Rome, Italy, Jan 8, 2017 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Erio Castellucci has a response to those who think the devil is not real: “they’re mistaken.” “All you have to do is witness an exorcism to understand that evil is a specific entity, as well as a […]

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MIT to host first ‘Gold Mass’ for Catholic scientists

Boston, Mass., Nov 12, 2016 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of Catholic Scientists will hold its first ever Gold Mass on Nov. 15, the feast day of St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists.   The Mass will be held at the Massachusetts Institute […]

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What is the future of marriage? First we have to look at its history, author says

Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA).- June's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which mandated recognition of same-sex marriages across the United States, was largely recognized by both supporters and opponents as a groundbreaking ruling. What are the factors that led to this wide-reaching Supreme Court […]

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Pope Francis could visit Mexico in first half of 2016

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2015 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is seriously considering a trip to Mexico in 2016, the vice director of the Holy See Press Office told CNA today. Italian priest Fr. Ciro Benedettini said that the trip could take place in the […]

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Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in ‘first genocide of the 20th century’

Rome, Italy, Apr 12, 2015 / 08:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis today referred to the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 as a “genocide,” prompting the Turkish government to summon the Vatican’s ambassador for questioning. “In the past century our human family […]

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Kansas becomes first state to ban ‘dismemberment abortion’

Topeka, Kan., Apr 8, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Kansas became on Tuesday the first state to ban abortions by a procedure known as “dilation and evacuation,” which is common during second-trimester abortions and is called “dismemberment abortion” in the law. Local pro-life advocates say the […]

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Two years into papacy, Francis continues path set in first moments

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2015 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The infant moments of Francis’ papacy deeply signified what his future mission would be like, reflected Catholics who were present for his election two years ago. After white smoke wafted up from the Sistine Chapel signaling a […]

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Coptic Catholics consecrate first church in Sinai, against backdrop of martyrdom

Ismailia, Egypt, Feb 20, 2015 / 02:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- “The Church in Egypt has been strengthened by the murder of our brothers in Libya.” Such was the reaction of Coptic Catholic Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir of Sohag to the beheading of 21 Orthodox […]

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