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Mexico’s bishops launch ‘the migrant is a gift’ campaign on social media

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 14, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/Europa Press).- The Mexican Bishops have launched a #elmigranteesundon (the migrant is a gift) campaign on social media to show their dissatisfaction with the immigration policy of United States president Donald Trump. Bishop Alfonso Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary bishop […]

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What to learn at the World Meeting of Families: The family is a gift from God.

Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The World Meeting of Families event next month in Philadelphia aims to lead families to know their importance as a gift from God and to help them open their hearts to Jesus Christ, a priest involved in […]

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This Lent, ask God for the ‘gift of tears,’ Pope says

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 12:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said the time of Lent is a call to leave hypocrisy behind and reconcile with God through fasting, charity and prayerful tears before our merciful Father. “I ask you a […]

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A Presidents Day reminder: rights are a gift from God

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2015 / 05:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Past presidents have seen God and religion as an inherent part of Americans’ rights and freedoms, according to a Presidents Day commercial from the Knights of Columbus. “The idea that our rights come from God and that […]

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Flea market find becomes heavenly gift for Pope Francis

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The journalist who won a big smile from Pope Francis after giving him an image of St. Therese of Lisieux on his way to the Philippines said that she found it in a flea market, and gave […]

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Pope Francis shoutout to March for Life: ‘Every Life is a Gift’

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2015 / 09:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As massive crowds of pro-life advocates gathered for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Pope Francis on Thursday tweeted a short message of support. “Every Life is a Gift,” he said Jan. 22, using the hashtag […]

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Gift from heaven? Pope receives unexpected visit from St. Therese of Lisieux

Aboard the papal plane, Jan 15, 2015 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his flight to the Philippines, Pope Francis thanked a French journalist who gave him an image of St. Therese, saying that instead of giving the usual rose when he asked for help, St. Therese […]

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Sing Sing inmates participate in gift exchange with Pope Francis

New York City, N.Y., Dec 17, 2014 / 10:07 pm (CNA).- Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Hope at Sing Sing Prison, inmates sitting in the penitentiary’s chapel pews were stunned by what they had received from Pope Francis. Denis Martinez, a convicted felon of eleven […]

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An Advent gift: God’s mercy in the confessional, cardinal says

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christmas approaches, priests and penitents should remind themselves of the “miracle” of confession and how we should approach the sacrament with “full freedom,” a Vatican cardinal says. Cardinal Mauro Piacenza called the season of Advent is […]

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English bishop shares ‘never failing’ gift of the rosary with his diocese

Portsmouth, England, Oct 26, 2014 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Since prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary “never fail,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth is commemorating this month of the rosary by giving every parishioner in his diocese a free recording of the Marian prayer. “For we […]

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