Pope Francis’ May Prayer Intention

Richard SontagPope Francis, World News

African Woman - Pope Video

“Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace,” said Pope Francis in his newest monthly video.

Italy Earthquake Survivor

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Sister Marjana Lleshi awoke in the early hours of Wednesday morning to the violent shaking of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed 250 people, devastating several towns in central Italy. Wounded and trapped under her bed as her convent in Amatrice crumbled to the ground around her, Sr. Lleshi thought for sure that death was imminent, and began sending messages … Read More

Christ at the Center for Olympic Athletes

Richard SontagNew Evangelization, US News, World News

Katie Ledecky has become the “Michael Jordan” of swimming. After winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, Ledecky proceeded to set 12 world records. She won her first gold medal of the Rio Olympics and set a new world record, crushing her old record for the 400-meter freestyle. She has done what most swimmers only dream of doing. … Read More

Pope Appoints New Vatican Ambassador to the U.S.

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(CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday. The appointment of the new Vatican ambassador – known as an apostolic nuncio – comes after Archbishop Viganò reached the retirement age of 75 on Jan. 16 of this year. The … Read More

WSJ notes Holy Land’s surprising surge of pilgrimages

Richard SontagHoly Land, World News

(WSJ, By Nicolas Parasie) For the 74-year-old pastor from Hawaii, his trip to Israel was the culmination of a lifelong dream. But the route’s end—at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem—was so packed with other pilgrims that he and his flock turned back. “On the way of the cross, Jesus had to suffer,” Mr. Mbinda … Read More

Watch as Polish President brushes aside protocol and saves Eucharist from profanation

Richard SontagChurch News, Poland, World News

(ChurchMilitant.com) – Nearly three weeks ago on May 24, Andrzej Duda was elected President of Poland. Two days later he would make a pilgramage to Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa to pray and entrust his presidency to the icon of the Black Madonna — Our Lady of Czestochowa. Two weeks later, on the Feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) … Read More

Paranoid Turkish PM loses it; accuses Pope of being part of ‘evil front’ against his country

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(Catholic Herald, UK) Turkey’s prime minister has accused the Pope of being part of an “evil front” plotting against his country. Ahmet Davutoglu made the comments today in the capital Ankara ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections in June at which his ruling Justice and Development party was presenting its list of candidates. Mr Davutoglu comments came after Pope Francis … Read More

Former Notre Dame President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh dead at 97

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(Fox) The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as football and who championed human rights around the globe, has died. He was 97. University spokesman Paul Browne told The Associated Press that Hesburgh died on the South Bend, Indiana, campus around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The cause of … Read More

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

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(CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the country this week – ensure that the United Nations does not promote abortion, euthanasia and “gay marriage” in Paraguay. In a statement posted on Facebook Feb. 25 to mark Moon’s arrival, Archbishop Valenzuela said the Paraguayan people wished … Read More

Indian bishops concerned by Hindu Nationalist chief who slams Blessed Mother Teresa

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(news.va) The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India notes with concern and distress the statement made by the RSS Chief, Shri Mohan Bhagwat, as it appeared in the Media, casting aspersion on the saintly person of Mother Teresa and attributing ulterior motives to her life-long humanitarian services to the poor and the sick, to the abandoned and the destitutes. They say … Read More