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Human rights court to hear case of Belgian euthanasia for depression

Brussels, Belgium, Jan 9, 2019 / 05:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will take up a case considering whether Belgium wrongly allowed a woman to be euthanized on the grounds of "untreatable depression."

Order may censure for disobedience nun who protested rape-accused bishop

Kochi, India, Jan 9, 2019 / 04:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of warning to Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of a nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.

As Belgium bans kosher and halal food prep, religious freedom fears grow

Brussels, Belgium, Jan 8, 2019 / 05:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Jews and Muslims in Belgium could face difficulty finding food prepared according to their religious rules, as new animal slaughter regulations banning kosher or halal slaughter began to take effect Jan. 1.

Trial begins for French cardinal accused of abuse cover-up  

Lyon, France, Jan 7, 2019 / 12:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, begins trial Monday on charges of failing to report allegations that a priest in his diocese abused minor boy scouts from 1986-1991.

'Give them freedom' – PNG bishops denounce six-year refugee detention

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Jan 5, 2019 / 06:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Papua New Guinea have issued a renewed plea on behalf of the nearly 500 refugees and asylum seekers being held in indefinite detention in deteriorating conditions.

Tom’s Evangelization Resource Checklist

Books Catholics Come Home by Tom Peterson Reasons to Believe by Dr. Scott Hahn I’m Not Being Fed! By Jeff Cavins Head & Heart by Katie Warner Search and Rescue by Patrick Madrid How to Share Your Faith with Anyone by Terry Barber Papal documents Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis Veritatis Splendor by Pope Saint […]

Cohabitation and Church Teaching

Why does the Church teach that having sex before marriage is wrong? First of all, if you’ve ever heard anyone – a priest, layperson, or anyone else – tell you that sex is something bad, then he or she is absolutely wrong! Our Church believes that sex is a wonderful thing. In the Old Testament, […]

What Does the Church Teach About IVF?

Why does the Church oppose in vitro fertilization? The reasons for the Church’s opposition to in vitro fertilization are twofold. First, the Church teaches that human dignity is best respected when the beautiful sexual union of two people conceives a child. This does not happen when a human being is created in a laboratory. As […]

CATHOLICS COME HOME PREMIERS WEEKLY TV SERIES

To air in prime-time, worldwide on EWTN August 21, 2014– Atlanta (Roswell), GA — Catholics Come Home® will premier its high production quality, moving TV series filmed in over a dozen scenic locations in the US and Canada, called “Catholics Come Home” on EWTN Thursday night, Sep. 4 at 10 p.m. EST. The series will consist of thirteen […]

“Pope leads by example, goes to Confession”

Have you heard the news of this floating around the Web? “Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service.” Check out the rest of the story here, and if you have been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a while, we […]