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Immigrants enrich America and the Church, Pope affirms

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – In the longest speech of his trip so far, Pope Francis on Wednesday praised U.S. bishops for their commitment to defending life, their handling of the clerical abuse crisis, and their welcome of immigrants, while urging them not to be afraid to do more. In his Sept. 23 address to the bishops of the United …

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Pope Francis to Obama: Religious freedom is beyond price

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis Wednesday reminded U.S. president Barack Obama that religious freedom is one of America’s most “precious possessions,” while lauding the nation’s Catholics their work toward a society marked by tolerance and inclusivity. “With countless other people of good will, (American Catholics) are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect …

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Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – In a reformed marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and declaring the process free of charge. Announced Tuesday, the new process is aimed at streamlining the system for granting annulments out of concern “for the salvation of souls” while affirming …

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Pope Francis: conversion isn’t just an appearance – it’s a matter of the heart

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis said that merely obeying the rules isn’t enough to make us holy, but that if we truly want to serve God our conversion has to be deeper, changing the heart. “It’s not exterior things which make us holy or not holy, but it’s the heart that expresses our …

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When you care for a sick family member, you are a ‘hidden hero,’ Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his June 6 catechesis. The Pope spoke of men and women who come to work, sleep-deprived after having cared for a sick …

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Cardinal Francis George Dies After Long Battle with Cancer

Chicago, Ill., Apr 17, 2015 / 12:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis George, the Emeritus Archbishop of Chicago, passed away Friday morning after a long batter with cancer. Archbishop Blase Cupich, who currently heads the Chicago archdiocese, remembered Cardinal George as “a man of peace, tenacity and courage.” At an April 17 press conference, Archbishop Cupich lauded the cardinal for …

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Saint’s relic with miraculous tendencies does it again for Pope Francis

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 01:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News) – While Pope Francis was giving some advice to the religious, priests and seminarians of Naples on Saturday, a miracle occurred: a vial of dried blood from a fourth century saint liquefied. This stunning but locally known and accepted phenomenon is said to happen three times a year: May 1, …

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Pope Francis’ Call to New Cardinals: Be Captivated by Truth

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2015 by Ann Schneible CNA/EWTN News – Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Church’s newest cardinals on Saturday, encouraging them to center themselves in Jesus Christ as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility to the Holy Spirit. “The man of God is someone captivated by truth, one who encounters it fully in the word and …

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Pope Affirms that Mass is More Than a Mere ‘Representation’

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2014 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News) by Elise Harris –  In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation in Jesus’ presence, and encouraged all to enter more fully into the mystery of the Mass. “When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of …

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Oscar Romero to be Beatified: Pope Francis Recognizes Martyrdom

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2015 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News) – Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for his beatification, as well as the martyrdom of three priests in Peru. The decision was the fruit of a Feb. 3 audience between the Pope and Cardinal Angelo …

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