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Abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick 'credible'

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2018 / 08:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York announced Wednesday that an investigation they conducted into allegations of sexual abuse against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who oversaw multiple major U.S. dioceses, has found the accusations to be "credible and substantiated."

Pope Francis criticizes Trump's 'zero-tolerance' migrant policy

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2018 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a new interview with Reuters, Pope Francis backed the U.S. bishops' opposition to the separation of migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border, calling the move "immoral" and "contrary to Catholic values."

Pope Francis: We are God's children, not his slaves

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2018 / 05:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the ten commandments are not heartless rules imposed on mankind by an oppressive God, but are rather words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm.

Chaput asks Notre Dame student for youth synod advice

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 19, 2018 / 08:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput turned over his weekly Catholic Philly column to a University of Notre Dame student, who hopes an upcoming Vatican synod will encourage young people to take personal responsibility for the "decisive missions" of vocations and Christian discipleship.

Pope donates to volcano relief efforts in Guatemala

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2018 / 05:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following the largest volcanic eruption in Guatemala in four decades, Pope Francis has sent $100,000 to assist in the emergency relief efforts being carried out in the central American nation.

Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2018 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

Pope Francis: God works in mysterious ways – trust him

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2018 / 04:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Sunday Pope Francis compared the action of grace to the growth of seeds planted in a garden, saying God often works in ways that are both unknown and surprising, but which always bring fruit, and because of this it is important to always trust and never lose faith.

Pope says abortion of sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2018 / 09:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.

Pope Francis says exploiting women is a 'sin against God'

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2018 / 08:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited and mistreated - whether it be through a revealing television ad, or when getting a job is contingent on sexual favors.

Pope: Migrants should be protected, especially children and families

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2018 / 01:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a message to a gathering of Mexican politicians and diplomats from the Holy See, Pope Francis said the fundamental rights and dignity of migrants must be protected, and "particular concern must be shown for migrant children and their families."