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  • Prayer is about being with God, not stress relief, Francis says
    on March 17, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Mar 17, 2018 / 07:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis asked Catholics if they try to pray as Jesus did – out of love for God – or if they only pray when they need something from God or want a ‘shot’ of stress relief. “Prayer can be born as a request, even as a prompt intervention, but matures in praise and adoration. Then it […]

  • The theological formation of Pope Francis
    on March 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Vatican City, Mar 17, 2018 / 06:00 am (CNA).- A recent letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has become the subject of controversy, after a Vatican office admitted to releasing a photo of the letter blurring some lines. The letter responded to an invitation to review a series of books detailing the theological perspective of Pope Francis. While Benedict declined the invitation, saying he […]

  • Pope Francis in Pietrelcina: Padre Pio loved Mother Church
    on March 17, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Pietrelcina, Italy, Mar 17, 2018 / 04:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking Saturday in Pietrelcina, the town where St. Padre Pio was born, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to Holy Mother Church, explaining how despite the imperfection of its members, it was beloved by Padre Pio. “Here [in Pietrelcina, Padre Pio] began to experience the motherhood of the Church, of which he was always a devoted […]

  • Ohio AG will appeal to maintain law banning Down syndrome abortions
    on March 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Columbus, Ohio, Mar 16, 2018 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge has blocked a law from taking effect next week which bans abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. After the law was blocked by Judge Timothy Black March 14, the Catholic Conference of Ohio expressed disappointment in decision but also hope that it may be overturned after an appeal by Ohio Attorney General […]

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