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What Cardinal O’Malley thinks we can all learn from Fatima

What Cardinal O’Malley thinks we can all learn from Fatima

By CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said that this weekend’s celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima can teach us all about the universal call to holiness and conversion.

“I've always had a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima,” he told CNA, adding that he’s been involved in Portuguese ministry for many years.

“I had a Portuguese parish for 20 years and was bishop of Fall River for 10 years, where half the Catholics…

Atlanta’s new auxiliary used to be an Air Force captain

Atlanta’s new auxiliary used to be an Air Force captain

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On Monday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named parish priest Fr. Bernard (Ned) Shlesinger of Raleigh, who was an Air Force pilot before entering seminary, as a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Ga.

Born Dec. 17, 1960, in Washington D.C., Schlesinger obtained the rank of “captain” piloting large aircrafts – specifically C-130 Hercules planes – before entering the seminary in 1990.

He flew the aircraft while stationed at Pope AFB, in…

Pope urges Macron to strengthen France’s Christian roots

Pope urges Macron to strengthen France’s Christian roots

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

Tuesday Pope Francis sent a telegram to the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offering his prayers and wishes that in his new role, he will support the rich moral and spiritual traditions of the country, including that of Christianity.

“I pray that God support you so that your country, faithful to the rich diversity of its moral traditions and its spiritual heritage marked also by the Christian tradition, may always endeavor to build a more…

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral

By CNA/EWTN News

A Mexican priest is in “delicate but stable” condition after being stabbed in the neck Monday evening at Mexico City’s cathedral, according to government and church authorities.

Father José Miguel Machorro Alcalá, 55, was stabbed in the neck and torso May 15 at the conclusion of saying Mass at the cathedral.

Witnesses reported that it appeared the attacker's intention was to slit the priest’s throat.

Authorities detained a suspect at the scene who had reportedly attempted to…

Want to engage secular culture? An Irish bishop provides a guide.

Want to engage secular culture? An Irish bishop provides a guide.

By CNA/EWTN News

Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in public life, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said.

“Our challenge is to present to the world the edifying and inspiring witness of people of faith,” said the archbishop. “We are impacted by the process of secularization. We live, breathe, work and believe alongside people of other traditions, faiths and none and the pressure on believers to…

Kansas City archdiocese breaks ties with Girl Scouts

Kansas City archdiocese breaks ties with Girl Scouts

By CNA/EWTN News

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced this week a halt to their involvement with Girl Scouts USA, and an eventual transfer of their support to alternative scouting programs.

“With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) of programs and materials reflective of many of the troubling trends in our secular culture, they are no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and value of the Gospel,” stated a May 1…

Bishop Baker calls for support of Alabama bill

In the past few years, Catholic Schools have benefited enormously from the Alabama Accountability Act. This law allows tax payers to direct a portion of their tax liability to scholarship granting organizations (SGOs) to fund private school scholarships for the poor. A bill currently before the state house (SB 123) would increase the amount of funding available to fund scholarships to Catholic schools. Currently, the law allows donors to gift a portion of their income tax liability. The new bill…

Marian Year begins this weekend in the Diocese of Birmingham

Marian Year begins this weekend in the Diocese of Birmingham

By Bishop Robert Baker

This Saturday, May 13th, the Diocese of Birmingham launches its Marian Year, commemorating the centenary year of the Apparitions to the three young shepherds of Fatima, beginning May 13, 1917.

Pope Francis will canonize two of the visionaries on his visit to Fatima close to the anniversary date of the first apparition in Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta. The universal Church is highlighting the Fatima messages, and our diocese will join in this centenary celebration with events…

Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

Wednesday evening, just two days ahead of his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Portugal asking them to be with him during his pilgrimage, whether physically or spiritually, as he presents flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“I need to feel your closeness, whether physical or spiritual; the important thing is that it come from the heart. In this way, I can arrange my bouquet of flowers, my…

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