Actor did St. Ignatius' spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's new film, "Silence."


Want to aid vocations? Helping reduce debt is key, this group says

St. Paul, Minn. (CNA/EWTN News) — Personal and student debt can slow down or prevent prospective seminarians and aspirants to religious orders from pursuing their vocations, but one organization with national scope aims to change that.


The dangers of spiritualizing your psychological problems

DENVER, Colo. (CNA/EWTN News) — Maria had been struggling with some depressive and anxious thoughts for a while, although at the time, she didn’t recognize them as such. Probably because she was 14 years old.  


Sainthood cause formally opened for former slave who served Denver's poor

DENVER (CNS) -- Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila Dec. 18 formally opened the sainthood cause of Julia Greeley, a former slave who spent her days caring for the poor, during a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver.


This is how Pope Francis will celebrate his 80th birthday

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) On Saturday, Dec. 17, Pope Francis will celebrate his 80th birthday, which he will spend doing what he normally does: offering Mass and meeting with various heads of State and members of the Roman Curia.


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