Celestine is a saint who will always be remembered for the bizarre manner in which he was elected Pope, his spectacular incompetence in that office, and for the distinction of being the only pontiff ever to have resigned.Pietro di Murrone was born in born 1215 in the Neapolitan province of Moline to a poor family. He became a Benedictine monk at the age of s […]
Denver, Colo., May 19, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hovering 500 feet above the ground, a ride in the Prayer One helicopter offers community leaders the opportunity to join in fellowship – and prayer – above their beloved Mile-High City. What was born from a conversation during a “boys' boondoggle in the Bahamas” some nine years ago has now turned […]
Denver, Colo., May 19, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On May 25, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, an Italian noblewoman of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries who became a Carmelite nun distinguished for her intense prayer life and devotion to frequent Holy Communion. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI marked the 400th anniv […]
Washington D.C., May 18, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Catholic Charities USA and other agencies across the country harshly criticized a $21 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program included in the Farm Bill introduced recently to Congress. “SNAP meets critical needs for low-income working families, seniors, children, and individuals struggling […]
Washington D.C., May 18, 2013 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- A new study says that undocumented immigrants to the U.S. tend to be more Christian than the general population, while new legal permanent residents tend to be less Christian. The Pew Research Center estimated that 83 percent of undocumented immigrants are Christian, with most coming primarily from Latin Ameri […]
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