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Pope Francis: Where Mary is, ‘the devil does not enter’

Vatican City, Jan 28, 2018 / 04:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At Mass in the Basilica of St. Mary Major Sunday, Pope Francis said that when we go through …

Catholicism

Exorcist says there's a demon that targets the family

Rome, Italy, Oct 25, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There's a demon that specializes in attacking the family, said exorcist César Truqui, a priest …

Pope Francis: Pray for your elected leaders whether you like them or not

Bring it to confession if you haven’t prayed for them, he said.<p>In his homily during Mass at Casa Santa Marta today, Pope Francis called on political …

Pope Francis: I'm saddened by 'perfect' Catholics who despise others

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope …

Despite Melinda Gates' wishes, the Pope can't change Church teaching

Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2017 / 03:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis cannot change Church teaching on contraception, despite the hopes of Melinda …

We don't earn God's love - it's freely given, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2017 / 03:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our …

Here's a complex ACT geometry question that stops students in their tracks — see if you can solve it

Remember those standardized test questions that always used to stump you?<p>Well, they still exist.<p>And they're still hard to solve, even if you're an adult now and have successfully taken the SAT and/or ACT once or even a few times.<p>We spoke with Tom Rose, the co-founder of Testive, which offers SAT …

Mathematics

Why the devil hates Mary – especially during exorcisms

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 28, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian priest Sante Babolin said that Satan is behind several recent attacks in …

10 Things You Can Do On Google Classroom

What Could You Do with Google Classroom?<p>Teachers love Google. So you likely shouldn’t be surprised that everyone has been talking about Google …

Education Technology

Saints Timothy and Maura, newlyweds martyred together

Tortured cruelly for practicing their faith, together they refused to deny Christ<p>When Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin were canonized in 2015, the …

Watch a 20-week baby in utero with new groundbreaking technology

London, England, Jun 6, 2017 / 12:05 pm (CNA).- When the fetal ultrasound gained popularity in the 1970s, it was hailed as a “window to the womb.” …

Catholicism

There's One Thing Pope Francis Wants Christians To Give Up For Lent

And Trump may want to consider it.<p>Many Christians and casual Lent observers give up things like chocolate and Twitter for the 40-day fast before Easter. But Pope Francis has something else in mind for this year’s fast.<p>In his Lenten message, released by the Vatican on Tuesday, the pontiff urged …

If you think it’s necessary to ban refugees, you still need to pray for them

Syrian refugee child. Credit: vlada93 / Shutterstock.President Trump’s executive order on refugees has quickly become one of the most heated …

Catholicism

Mother Teresa's 15 Tips to Help You Become More Humble

Good self-esteem is confidence in one's worth or abilities. Think about Mother Teresa. That little nun had good self-esteem. She even dared to speak …

Like St. John Bosco before him, Francis calls the young to lead a 'revolution of tenderness'

This Tuesday, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St. John Bosco, one of the foremost evangelists to youth and young adults.<p>John Bosco …

The World’s Most Famous Icon that Opened My Eyes about the Trinity – Explained!

A highly creative piece, Andrei Rublev’s Troitsa (Russian for Triune or Trinity) hails from the summit of a more-than-thousand-year-old iconographic …

The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing “the Vatican Exorcist” at Work

When he made his 1973 classic, The Exorcist, William Friedkin had never seen an exorcism. For decades he wondered how close he had come to reality. So, last May, he followed “the Dean of Exorcists” as he fought to expel Satan from an Italian woman.<p><i>We have a clergy today who no longer believe in the</i> …

Theology

14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students

August 17, 2015<br>Teaching students how to conduct smart search queries online is an important part of cultivating a digital citizenship culture within …

How eating like a Catholic can change your life

"The Catholic Table" may just restore some sanity to the way you eat<p>Do you eat too much or too little? Do you obsess about calories, worry about food …

4 Saints who weren’t consecrated religious

In the past century, popes have canonized more ordinary people living in the world<p>If you open up a large book of saints, odds are likely you will …

Pope Francis Proposes 6 New Beatitudes to Confront Today’s Troubles

In his homily at Mass today in Malmo, Sweden, on the feast of All Saints, Pope Francis has underlined how the Beatitudes are a Christian’s “identity …

Christianity

5 Ways to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Praying for the souls of those who have died is an ancient practice of the Church -- here's how to do it this November.<p>November is dedicated to the …

Here's a pre-election novena to Mary, patroness of the US

Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2016 / 03:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the Nov. 8 election approaching, the Knights of Columbus have released a novena …

Meet kid who got super-rare 100% in AP calculus

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated the percent of students Truman Bennet falls in. He is among 0.006% of students to achieve a perfect score on the exam this year.</i><p>INDIANAPOLIS — Truman Bennet has always been good at math.<p>His parents, he said, placed an emphasis …

A new Marian prayer has been written and it will move you to tears - Living Faith - Home Family

<b>A new prayer to the Virgin Mary has gone viral. Will you say 'thank you' to Our Mother with us?</b><p>A new prayer for the Virgin Mary has gone viral and …

He was a runner for the Japanese mafia. Now he's a Catholic priest.

, Dec 22, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Donald Calloway could give St. Augustine a run for his money, in terms of dramatic conversion stories.<p>…

Pope Francis to proclaim seven new Saints

(Vatican Radio) On the morning of Sunday, October 15, Pope Francis presides over Holy Mass for the canonization of seven new Saints. Two of the new …

Christianity

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

14 Saints Reveal Details About the Antichrist

When we look at what’s going in the world, we would do well to turn away from secular La-La Land’s vision and see what just a sample of major saints, …