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It’s official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

It’s official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints.

The children will be canonized during Pope Francis' May 13 Mass in Fatima. The decision for the date was made during a April 20 consistory of cardinals, which also voted on the dates of four other canonizations, in addition to that of…

Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

By CNA/EWTN News

Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted online in a Facebook video said that despite their grief, they forgive their father’s killer.

“Each one of us forgives the killer. The murderer. We want to wrap our arms around him,” said Tonya Godwin Baines in a CNN interview.

She said that it was her slain father who taught her, through the example of his life, how to forgive.

“The thing that…

Pope: Easter is about the gift of Christianity – not us

Pope: Easter is about the gift of Christianity – not us

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the start of Christianity, saying it’s not about us and what we do, but what the Lord has done for us.

“(Christianity) is not so much our search for God, but rather God's search for us. How beautiful to think that Christianity, essentially, is this!”

Jesus, the Pope said April 19, “has taken us, has seized…

St. John Paul II Catholic High to hold golf tournament

For the past 13 years, the annual St. John Paul II Catholic High School golf tournament has been used as a fundraiser for Falcon athletics. This year, the tournament holds a deeper meaning to the JPII family. On Dec. 23, 2016, Father Louis Giardino, pastor of Good Shepherd Church, passed away after suffering a heart attack earlier the previous week. In loving memory of Father Giardino and his love of JPII, our students and yes, even golf, the golf tournament…

Help stop Alabama bill HB277

Letter from Dr. David Anders, Director of Catholic Education and Lifelong Formation

Dear Friends,

The Alabama State Legislature is poised to vote on HB 277. This bill threatens unnecessary and burdensome state intervention into Catholic Schools. The position paper attached to this email outlines the case against HB 277. Please contact your state representative today (4/19/17) and ask him or her to oppose HB277.  You can find the name of your representative here: http://capwiz.com/state-al/home/

Bishop Baker’s weekly column

This week the One Voice publishes Bishop Baker's homily from a Mass highlighting the Legion of Mary at Resurrection Church in Clanton.Look for it in the April 21 issue of the One Voice.

EWTN chairman named consultor for Vatican communications office

EWTN chairman named consultor for Vatican communications office

By CNA/EWTN News

On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that EWTN’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw has been named by Pope Francis as a consultor to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

“I am extremely humbled and honored by the Holy Father’s appointment,” Warsaw said in a statement April 12. “This is a tremendous recognition of the role which EWTN plays in the life of the Church throughout the world. I am grateful to Pope Francis for his confidence…

A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle   Buenos Aires, Argent

A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle   Buenos Aires, Argent

By CNA/EWTN News

A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home.

Bishop Luis Fernandez of the Rafaela diocese announced that an investigation will be carried out to examine what took place earlier this week, when a group of young people were in Eucharistic adoration and saw a substance in the consecrated host that appeared to be blood.

On April 11, Tuesday of Holy…

As Benedict turns 90, a rare glimpse into his joy-filled life

As Benedict turns 90, a rare glimpse into his joy-filled life

By Elise Harris and Martin Rothweiler

In a lengthy interview with EWTN's German television branch, Benedict XVI's closest aide describes how the retired pontiff is doing as he turns the milestone age of 90, giving a rare look into what life is like for the Pope Emeritus.

Archbishop Gänswein has been Benedict's personal secretary since 2003, while the latter was still Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He has remained close at Benedict's side throughout his…

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