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Puerto Rican bishops offer message of hope after hurricanes

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sep 29, 2017 / 04:58 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Puerto Rican bishops’ conference issued a message of hope to Puerto Ricans after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of the U.S. territory this summer. In the letter, published on Sept. 27, the bishops of Puerto Rico said

A deeper look at the 'filial correction' of Pope Francis

Washington D.C., Sep 29, 2017 / 04:26 pm (CNA).- After Catholic scholars issued what they termed a “filial correction” of Pope Francis, what exactly were their charges and how should a Catholic receive the letter? The filial correction “represents the concerns of some among the

From the editor: Why are the comment boxes gone?

Denver, Colo., Sep 29, 2017 / 04:22 pm (CNA).- Some readers have noticed that the comment boxes on Catholic News Agency stories have disappeared from our website this week. We made this decision for two reasons. The first reason is that most of the online discussions about our stories take place on

Christian leaders pray for Hugh Hefner, pornography’s victims

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 29, 2017 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian leaders in the fight against pornography have called the death of Hugh Hefner “tragic,” while reminding Catholics to take seriously the impact of Hefner’s legacy on American culture.   “Nobody

Knights of Columbus aid natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico

New Haven, Conn., Sep 29, 2017 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- To provide relief after a spate of recent natural disasters, the Knights of Columbus have raised over $2.8 million worth of aid to be distributed to the Caribbean and Mexico, and to the southeastern states of the United States.  

Questions and Answers on the 'filial correction'

Steubenville, Ohio, Sep 29, 2017 / 03:19 am (CNA).- Dr. Jacob Wood, an assistant professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, offers answers on some frequently-asked-questions about the ‘Filial Correction on the Spread of Heresies” a letter sent to Pope Francis by

Baptist theologian: Fr. Martin's ideas 'require a total redefinition of doctrine'

Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2017 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Baptist theologian, Dr. Albert Mohler, has claimed that Fr. James Martin’s teaching on sexuality is “an entire re-orientation of the Catholic faith.” Mohler’s comments refer to Martin’s suggestion that

Trump administration drops refugee cap to 45,000

Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2017 / 09:55 am (CNA).- The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it plans to resettle a maximum of 45,000 refugees in 2018, fewer than in 2017 and far fewer than the U.S. accepted in 2016. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had proposed earlier this month that

In a grandmother’s dress, the hidden story of a Ukrainian priest’s martyrdom

Denver, Colo., Sep 28, 2017 / 06:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dr. George Isajiw, the grandson of a slain Ukrainian priest, always knew that his grandfather was martyred by the Soviet secret police, amidst the chaos of World War II. “Of course everybody...considered him a martyr, considered him a

With clock ticking on DACA, Republican senators offer path to citizenship

Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2017 / 12:42 am (CNA).- With the future uncertain for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors, three Republican Senators say they have a proposal to allow for permanent residency and potential citizenship. “We are willing to talk with anyone