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St. Benedict: Father of Western Monasticism

(CNA)On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting foundation in Western Europe. For his historic role as the “Father of Western Monasticism,” St. Benedict was declared a co-patron of Europe (along with Saints Cyril and Methodius). St. Benedict is also […]

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To be active, we have to learn to be contemplative

Orlando, Fla., Jul 4, 2017 / 02:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Contemplation is the most active thing we can do if we want to work for the Lord, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said in his homily on July 4.   Which might seem counter-intuitive, considering that he was addressing hundreds of bishops and thousands of Catholic leaders […]

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You’ve got questions (about death)? The Church has answers.

London, England, Jul 6, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the 14th century, approximately one third of the population of Europe – or anywhere from 75 million to 200 million people – was wiped out due to what became known as the Black Death. Characterized by and named for the black, bulbous sores that […]

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‘Embryo jewelry’ a sign we’ve taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

(CNA/EWTN News).- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the basic problem with the artificial creation of human embryos. “I have no words. I have no category for who would think this would be something good to do,” said Jennifer Lahl, the founder […]

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St. Scholastica

On Feb. 10, the Catholic Church remembers St. Scholastica, a nun who was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the “father of monasticism” in Western Europe. The siblings were born around 480 to a Roman noble family in Nursia, Italy. Scholastica seems to have devoted herself to God from her earliest youth, as the account […]

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This 400 year-old saint’s story won big at a Rome film festival

Rome, Italy, Jun 28, 2016 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When EWTN director James Kelty produced a film about the first Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha, he didn’t know that it would be recognized at one of the largest Catholic film festivals in the world. The 2015 film “Kateri” was awarded the Capax Dei Foundation […]

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Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

(CNA)On June 29 the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day. Together, the two saints are the founders of the See of Rome, […]

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Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

Kansas City, Mo., Apr 27, 2016 / 04:52 pm (CNA).- A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery. “We pray that the music on this album will contribute to a more profound […]

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Statue of Mary untouched by Ecuador earthquake

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Apr 23, 2016 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Everything collapsed around it, but the glass case with the statue of our Lady of Light remained intact after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. The statue was housed at the Leonie Aviat school in the Tarqui administrative district in Manta […]

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How Bach is evangelizing Japan

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 18, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Several years ago, a Lutheran theologian and former Japanese newspaper correspondent uncovered an unusual phenomenon in Japan. In one of the most secular countries in the world, many people were avid fans of Christian classical composer, Johannes Sebastian Bach. Their favorite piece? St. Matthew […]

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