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Pope points to Mary Magdalene as an apostle of hope

Vatican City, May 17, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is, Pope Francis said Wednesday, adding that after this intimate encounter, Mary then becomes an apostle of hope […]

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Why there’s hope for Catholic liturgical music

Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2016 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For decades, there's been concern in many corners of the Church that Catholic music is in crisis. The 1992 book “Why Catholics Can't Sing” outlined a history of modern Catholic Liturgical music and a rapid shift away […]

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How Muhammad Ali inspired hope in those who suffered

Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2016 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On January 19, 1981, in Los Angeles, Muhammad Ali talked a man down from jumping off a ninth-floor fire escape, an event that made national news. “Former heavyweight champions slip out of the news as easily as […]

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Hope for Mexico: one bishop’s reflection on the papal visit

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Pope Francis had a simple message to tell the people of Mexico: “you are not forgotten.” Bishop Cantú, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ committee on international justice and peace, said […]

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Pope Francis: I leave with a heart full of gratitude and hope

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 27, 2015 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As he concluded his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis thanked organizers and volunteers, saying that he concludes his trip with appreciation and hope.    “Your care for me and your generous welcome are a […]

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Restoration of ties with US a sign of hope, Pope says in Cuba

Havana, Cuba, Sep 19, 2015 / 02:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis landed in Havana on Saturday, the first of his 9-day visit to Cuba and the United States, telling officials that the recent normalization of relations between the two countries is a sign of hope and […]

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Christ is our only hope – Syrian Christians pray for miracles amid Islamists’ carnage

Washington D.C., Sep 18, 2015 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syrian natives who have ministered to refugees from the civil war there are trusting in God to protect their fellow Christians. There are many “satans” in the world, but “there’s a lot right now in Syria and […]

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Last hope: Little Sisters of the Poor appeal to Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2015 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a federal appeals court ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must obey the federal contraception mandate, the sisters have announced that they are appealing to the Supreme Court. Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial […]

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Amid war in Syria, Catholic patriarch says Easter offers path of hope

Damascus, Syria, Apr 7, 2015 / 12:48 pm (CNA).- Citing St. Paul’s conversion on the Road to Damascus, an Eastern Catholic patriarch’s Easter message repeated a call for peace and urged Christians to bear the Gospel of Life amid Syria’s ongoing civil war. “God grant that the […]

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A sweet sign of hope: Pope’s envoy returns to Iraq with Easter cake

Vatican City, Mar 29, 2015 / 06:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' personal envoy to Iraq will return to the country during Holy Week, bringing with him the pontiff's love and solidarity along with a special gift from the diocese of Rome: cake.   “During Holy Week, […]

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