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  • Australian nun to be deported from Philippines for alleged political activism
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Manila, Philippines, Apr 25, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Australian Catholic nun who has been working as a missionary in the Philippines for nearly 30 years has been ordered to leave the country on the grounds of allegedly joining protest rallies. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, will be deported […]

  • Franciscan University highlights sexual assault policies following criticism
    on April 25, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Steubenville, Ohio, Apr 25, 2018 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- Franciscan University in Steubenville has said it is committed to reporting and investigating all allegations of abuse in alignment with Title IX requirements and the school’s Catholic identity, following claims that it has mishandled abuse […]

  • Dominican priest: Lack of belief within the Church enables the diabolical spirit
    on April 25, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Rome, Italy, Apr 25, 2018 / 01:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- According to one exorcist working in Italy, the average time needed for a person to be freed from demonic influence in an exorcism is taking much longer than it did in even the recent past. Whereas before it was common for a person to be […]

  • Court of Appeal rejects plea from Alfie Evans' parents
    on April 25, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Liverpool, England, Apr 25, 2018 / 12:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An appeal by the parents of ailing toddler Alfie Evans was dismissed by the UK Court of Appeal Wednesday, leaving the child to remain at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in England. Tom Evans and Kate James had been appealing to take […]

  • Analysis: Pope’s personal theologian expected to lead major Argentine archdiocese
    on April 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 25, 2018 / 11:54 am (CNA).- The Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina announced this week that Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, Pope Francis’ personal theologian and ghostwriter, will be replaced at the helm of the university by Miguel Ángel […]

  • Council of Cardinals prep new constitution for Roman Curia
    on April 25, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 08:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue their discussion of curial reform and to work on the draft of a new apostolic constitution outlining the structure and duties of the Roman Curia. There is no predicted […]

  • Pope Francis will visit Bari to host ecumenical day of prayer for peace
    on April 25, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 07:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will travel to the Italian town of Bari July 7 for an ecumenical gathering with the heads of other Christian churches to pray for peace in the Middle East. According to the April 25 Vatican communique announcing the visit, the […]

  • Pope Francis: The Christian life is a battle against evil
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 04:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging the faithful not to be discouraged by the struggle, but to be reassured and strengthened by the prayers of the Church. “It is difficult […]

  • Why Catholics should beware as high-tech 'deepfake' videos emerge
    on April 25, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Dallas, Texas, Apr 25, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Like any figure of importance, there is high likelihood that the Pope or another Catholic leader could be the subject of a fake video using a rapidly improving technology—and everyone needs to take care not to empower such a hoax, said Rudolph […]

  • New Cardinal Newman Guide helps families navigate college search
    on April 25, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Arlington, Va., Apr 25, 2018 / 12:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Cardinal Newman Society on Monday released its annual guide to help young Catholics make an informed choice as they navigate their search for colleges.   The organization noted that this year marks 10 years since Pope Benedict […]

  • Michigan diocese brings in retired judge for investigation, recommits to cooperation
    on April 24, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Saginaw, Mich., Apr 24, 2018 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A retired judge who will be overseeing the internal investigation of the sex abuse scandal in the Diocese of Saginaw said he is committed to reporting abuse allegations to the proper authorities. Earlier this month, Bishop Joseph Cistone of […]

  • In Bavaria, government buildings will display a cross over their entrance
    on April 24, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Munich, Germany, Apr 24, 2018 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The government of Bavaria has decided to instruct all state administrative buildings in the German state to display a cross in their public entrances by June 1. The move intends to “express the historical and cultural character of […]

  • After Alfie Evans breathes on his own, judge again strikes down transfer to Rome
    on April 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    London, England, Apr 24, 2018 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ailing toddler Alfie Evans will not be permitted to fly to Rome for additional treatment, a judge ruled on Tuesday during an emergency hearing. The emergency hearing came the day after Evans’ life support machine was removed, then […]

  • Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua riots, priest says
    on April 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Managua, Nicaragua, Apr 24, 2018 / 01:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As violent clashes continue between security forces and anti-government protestors in Nicaragua, an eye witness has said the country's underlying problem is the president's authoritarian bent. Nicaraguans began protesting in the streets […]

  • In Toronto, cardinal urges prayers for victims of van attack
    on April 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Toronto, Canada, Apr 24, 2018 / 12:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto offered prayers this week for the victims of a van attack that left 10 people dead and over a dozen injured on Monday. “I invite the Catholic community across the Archdiocese of Toronto to join me […]

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