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Mass-goers have a right to a well-prepared homily, Pope says

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2018 / 05:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis again offered some reflections and tips for the Liturgy of the Word, saying faithful who attend Mass lack a fundamental “right” if they do not receive a well-prepared and well-preached homily. In the […]

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Want to see the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe? They’re in the US right now

Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2016 / 12:09 am (National Catholic Register).- The major relics of Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized by St. John Paul II, began an 8-month tour Jan. 15-17 in Ellicott City, Md., at the Shrine of St. Anthony. The tour started with noon Mass […]

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Thousands of people are trapped in the ocean right now – here is Pope Francis’ response

Vatican City, May 25, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has strongly called on the international community to help the scores of migrants who are currently trapped after attempting to cross the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. While around three thousand migrants have […]

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Scholars: No legal right to ‘gay marriage’ in Constitution

Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2015 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not bypass the democratic process and redefine marriage for all 50 states. “There’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution […]

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More than 100,000 ask Mexican Supreme Court to affirm right to life

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 31, 2015 / 12:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 120,000 people have signed a petition asking the Mexican Supreme Judicial Court of the Nation to reaffirm that “abortion is not a right.” The petition campaign was sparked by a lawsuit over the constitutionality […]

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Canada Supreme Court: Catholic schools have right to teach Church views

Ottawa, Canada, Mar 20, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Canada’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Catholic schools in Quebec must be allowed to teach from a Catholic viewpoint during a state-mandated religion and ethics class. “To tell a Catholic school how to explain its faith […]

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Paul VI was right to warn against contraception, Pope Francis says

Manila, Philippines, Jan 16, 2015 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life. The Pope spoke Friday to families […]

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Pope Francis: Children have right to a mother and father

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2014 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.” The Pope made these remarks on […]

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‘The right to forget’: sins are left behind in the confessional

Rome, Italy, Nov 17, 2014 / 10:47 am (CNA).- Speaking about the “right to forget” sins after confessing them, a Vatican official stressed that God’s mercy truly frees us from our past sins if we truly repent of them. Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the head of the Apostolic […]

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