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The future of the US Church is missionary encounter, nuncio says

Jefferson City, Mo., Oct 13, 2017 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The American cultural situation poses great challenges, but these can be overcome through a missionary renewal following Pope Francis' proposed "culture of encounter," said the apostolic nuncio to the U.S.

The future of the US Church is missionary encounter, nuncio says

Jefferson City, Mo., Oct 13, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The American cultural situation poses great challenges, but these can be overcome through a missionary renewal following Pope Francis’ proposed “culture of encounter,” said the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. Archbishop

Iowa district judge praised for upholding three-day wait for abortions

Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 12, 2017 / 02:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Iowa judge upheld the state’s three-day waiting period for abortions last week, drawing praise from local pro-life organizations such as the Iowa Catholic Conference, who called the ruling a “positive move.” “We

Our Lady of Aparecida's smile gives us hope, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a video message Thursday for the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, whose simple smile, he said, is a source of encouragement even during the most difficult times. “The simple

Pope's death penalty views may mean new approach to criminal justice

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 09:37 am (CNA).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis told a gathering in Rome that the Catechism of the Catholic Church should significantly revise its treatment of the death penalty. It's no surprise that Francis proposed a stronger theological condemnation of capital

Pope Francis: Be courageous in prayer – God will answer

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 06:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis told members of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and various Eastern Churches that they have a mission for peace and reconciliation, and that if we are courageous in prayer, God will answer, giving us the gift of the

A Boston mall chapel will house the relics of three saints

Boston, Mass., Oct 12, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Relics of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John Paul II will be coming to a Boston mall's Catholic chapel, and a local priest hopes they will help mall patrons encounter the reality of Christian love.

A Boston mall chapel will house the relics of three saints

Boston, Mass., Oct 12, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Relics of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John Paul II will be coming to a Boston mall’s Catholic chapel, and a local priest hopes they will help mall patrons encounter the reality of Christian love. “Our hope

New Miami auxiliary is first Peruvian-born US bishop

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 03:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis named Fr. Enrique Delgado, who has a background in economics, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Miami, making him the first Peruvian bishop in the United States. Previously holding the position as pastor of

Bishop Vasa on California fires: 'Our diocese has been hit hard'

Santa Rosa, Calif., Oct 12, 2017 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- While firefighters in northern California are currently battling 17 wildfires in five counties, Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, one of the hardest hit areas, is typing updates and messages of support from his car, in