Rome sabbatical course revised to allow more US priests

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Rome-based sabbatical program for priests from the U.S. is being overhauled to allow even more American clerics to take time out to pray, relax and study in the Eternal City. “I think this sabbatical course is so, so essential. Priests come here, I think, tired. They come here perhaps having lost of some of that initial zeal,” course director Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo, told CNA. “And what we find is that in … [Read more...]

Mexican cardinal urges ill to offer suffering for country’s youth

Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 16, 2012 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on the sick to offer their sufferings so that the country's young people might open their hearts to the Gospel. The cardinal made his remarks on Oct.13 during Mass for the Annual Pilgrimage of the Sick to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He encouraged those struggling with illnesses to offer their suffering for the 2013 Youth Mission that will take place in … [Read more...]

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as calling Christians to arms

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with a video making alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.“This was never meant to call Christians to arms. I sincerely apologize. I never meant to do this,” Cardinal Turkson told yesterday afternoon’s free discussion period of the synod on the New … [Read more...]

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as ‘call Christians to arms’

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with a video making alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.“This was never meant to call Christians to arms. I sincerely apologize. I never meant to do this,” Cardinal Turkson told yesterday afternoon’s free discussion period of the synod on the New … [Read more...]

Leader of rescued Chilean miners visits Pope for Year of Faith

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the second anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 workers from a mine in Chile, the group's leader  attended a Mass opening the Year of Faith at the Vatican on Oct.11, thanking Pope Benedict for his prayers. Luis Urzua Iribarren, 54, was shift leader at time of the collapse in the San Jose Mine in Atacama. He was the last to reach the surface during the rescue effort that began on Oct. 11, 2010, and ended two days … [Read more...]

Pope believes Christianity will rekindle in Europe

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 11:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI granted a rare interview to the creators of a documentary in which he said that he is “convinced” that “there will also be a new springtime for Christianity” in Europe.The bishops, experts and observers at the synod on the New Evangelization were treated to a screening of the new documentary at the Oct. 15 afternoon session.“(T)he desire for God…is profoundly inscribed into each … [Read more...]

Play tells story of death row inmate’s Marian visions

Santa Monica, Calif., Oct 16, 2012 / 04:12 am (CNA).- The story of a Mississippi death row inmate who admitted his guilt and converted to the Catholic faith after seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary has come to the stage in a play that premiered in California last month.Cathal Gallagher’s play “Claude Newman: A Miracle on Death Row” dramatizes the last days of Claude Newman, a convicted murder executed in Vicksburg, Miss. in 1944 for killing his grandmother’s abusive … [Read more...]


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