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Pope at Angelus: God Alone Can Give Us True Happiness

God alone can give us true happiness. This first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis gave this powerful reminder to those gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his traditional Sunday Angelus at noon, as he reflected on our constant need for ...

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Bolivia: Bishops call for ‘thorough investigation’ of explosions in Oruro

La Paz, Bolivia, Feb 17, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The General Secretariat of the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference called on civil authorities to conduct a “thorough investigation” of recent explosions in the city of Oruro that have left 12 ...

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In Vancouver, Lunar New Year bumps Friday abstinence for Asian Catholics

Vancouver, Canada, Feb 15, 2018 / 01:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Vancouver has dispensed from the Friday Lenten abstinence Asian Catholics and their guests who are celebrating Lunar New Year Feb. 16. “It is my pleasure to offer ...

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Pope Francis Mourns Florida High School Shooting Victims

Pope Francis has condemned the tragic and senseless shooting in Florida. In a telegram sent to the Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on the Pope’s behalf, Francis expressed his deep sadness for ...

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Patience Is Neither Defeat Nor Resignation

Patience–often produced when our faith is tested–is neither defeat nor resignation. We must embrace it like Jesus did, rather than complain. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis gave this reminder during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as ...

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Canadian Catholics won’t be bullied into supporting abortion, bishop says

London, Canada, Feb 9, 2018 / 07:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Canadian bishop announced that the Diocese of London, Ontario, would protest new requirements for government grants that require organizations to profess the government’s view on topics like abortion rights ...

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The Church needs you, Francis tells contemplative sisters in Peru

Lima, Peru, Jan 21, 2018 / 08:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to contemplative women religious Sunday, Pope Francis said that they aren’t second-class, but a necessary part of the Church, and asked them to continue to pray on behalf of ...

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Pope Reminds Consecrated: ‘Everything Started in an Encounter with the Lord’

“Everything started in an encounter with the Lord,” Pope Francis said on February 2, 2018. “Our journey of consecration was born of an encounter and a call.” He issued this reminder in his homily for the Feast of the Presentation ...

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Chilean court dismisses case of bishop accused of abuse

Santiago, Chile, Feb 1, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The Iquique Court of Appeals in northern Chile has officially closed an investigation against the Bishop Emeritus of Iquique, Marco Órdenes, accused of rape. A canonical investigation into the bishop is ...

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Pope in Peru: ‘Be the saints of the 21st century’

Lima, Peru, Jan 21, 2018 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On his last day in Peru, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Jesus, who embraces the poor and suffering, and brings hope. The Pope urged Peru’s youth to look to ...

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