Maria Ahrens

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You can't serve others if you're lazy or controlling, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 11, 2014 / 09:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ service to others has no boundaries, …

Christianity

Pope: don't be depressed – despite our ugly reality, we have hope

Vatican City, Nov 27, 2014 / 09:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that although sin and corruption often seem to …

Catholicism

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the …

Christianity

Iowa Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban

Des Moines, Iowa, Mar 1, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate approved a measure 30-20 that would prohibit abortions in the state …

Iowa

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 …

Pope Francis

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 …

Catholicism

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 …

Christianity

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 …

Catholicism

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 …

Pope Francis

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 …

Our Lady of Zeitoun and Christianity in Egypt

Why the devil hates Mary – especially during exorcisms

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 8, 2018 / 03:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian priest Sante Babolin said that Satan is behind attacks in various parts of the …

Theology

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 …

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 …

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

London, England, May 28, 2018 / 02:05 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

President Trump’s executive order on refugees has quickly become one of the most heated political decisions of his new presidency.<b>The policy</b> halts …

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 …

Theology

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 …

Pope Francis

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> …

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 …

Google Search

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 …

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 …

Theology

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 …

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 …

patroness

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 …