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  • 'Life is always beautiful': What 81 years and 6,000 babies have taught Flora Gualdani
    on August 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Rome, Italy, Aug 25, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- “Life is always beautiful,” Flora Gualdani said, sitting at a table in the space she calls “the school,” a wood-paneled room in a small house she built in the early ‘80s on her property in rural Tuscany. Of course, life has […]

  • Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis
    on August 21, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Rome, Italy, Aug 21, 2019 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community must act to alleviate the suffering of those forced to leave their homes, a priest said this week. Fr. Mussie Zerai is an Eritrean […]

  • 'God is a tourist attraction' Anglican bishop says on cathedral carnival ride
    on August 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Norwich, England, Aug 20, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A controversial amusement park ride erected in Norwich Cathedral has come down after an 11-day installation.  Rt. Revd. Johnathan Meyrick, the bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese of Lynn, delivered a sermon midway down the […]

  • Law and Justice Party leader praises Polish archbishop for LGBT opposition
    on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Warsaw, Poland, Aug 19, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The leader of Poland’s ruling party praised the Archbishop of Krakow on Sunday for his opposition to the redefinition of marriage and gender ideology in the country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) […]

  • A Catholic group wants to honor Ireland’s oldest grandparents
    on August 16, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Dublin, Ireland, Aug 16, 2019 / 12:04 am (CNA).- In anticipation of the Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage, a Catholic group has launched a search for the oldest grandparents in Ireland. The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) has issued an invitation for the oldest grandparents and […]

  • In Ireland, Catholic group warns of housing discrimination against migrants
    on August 15, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Dublin, Ireland, Aug 15, 2019 / 05:29 pm (CNA).- A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced more people to pursue public housing. The housing market in Ireland is “unbelievably difficult” […]

  • German archbishop in Auschwitz: Stand up against hubris of the politically powerful 
    on August 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Krakow, Poland, Aug 14, 2019 / 02:31 pm (CNA).- On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, a German archbishop has called for a stand against hubris and arrogance of those in political power. Speaking on the occasion of a Mass in the former Nazi concentration camp in […]

  • The Miraculous Medal: St Maximilian Kolbe's weapon for evangelization
    on August 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Rome, Italy, Aug 14, 2019 / 10:58 am (CNA).- As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal. “Even though a person be the worst sort, if only he agrees to wear the medal, […]

  • Auschwitz Memorial chronicles the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe
    on August 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Krakow, Poland, Aug 14, 2019 / 08:46 am (CNA).- On July 29, the Auschwitz Memorial published historical photos chronicling the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who died in that Nazi concentration camp on August 14, 1941. 29 July 1941 | After an escape from #Auschwitz of a Polish prisoner […]

  • St. Dominic, a dog, and divine fire
    on August 8, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Bologna, Italy, Aug 8, 2019 / 10:03 am (CNA).- The first image to greet visitors to the basilica containing the tomb of St. Dominic in Bologna, Italy is a mosaic of the saint next to a dog carrying a flaming torch in its mouth. This is not a depiction of a pyromaniacal game of fetch, but a […]