Pope calls faith, reason dialogue essential to human freedom

Vatican City, Nov 8, 2012 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI said cooperation between science and faith is necessary for world peace and man's destiny, as he addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences this morning. “I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith in the building of a culture of respect for man, for human dignity and freedom, for the future of our human family and for the long-term … [Read more...]

Cuban archbishop encourages trust in God after Hurricane Sandy

Havana, Cuba, Nov 8, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- The president of the Cuban Bishops' Conference said the Church is doing everything possible to help the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, and urged the country to continue trusting in God. “Here in the Church we are trying to fix the things that can be fixed so that communities can continue celebrating the Eucharist with some dignity,” Archbishop Dionisio Garcia told CNA on Nov. 5. “We need to pick ourselves up, the … [Read more...]

Cuban archbishop encourages trust in God after Hurricane Sandy

Havana, Cuba, Nov 8, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- The president of the Cuban Bishops' Conference said the Church is doing everything possible to help the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, and urged the country to continue trusting in God. “Here in the Church we are trying to fix the things that can be fixed so that communities can continue celebrating the Eucharist with some dignity,” Archbishop Dionisio Garcia told CNA on Nov. 5. “We need to pick ourselves up, the … [Read more...]

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2012 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Divisions in the Catholic vote for president show the continued importance of “educating Catholics about our own faith,” said analyst Joshua Mercer, co-founder of CatholicVote.org. “If something’s really important, you don’t just say it once,” he said in a Nov. 7 interview with CNA. Rather, he explained, the Church must be creative, working to find as many venues as possible to continue spreading its … [Read more...]

Calif. religious brothers release Gregorian chant album

Silverado, Calif., Nov 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- The Norbertine brothers of St. Michael's Abbey in Calif. have shared the beauty of Gregorian chant by releasing a new album on Nov. 6.   “Beauty is supposed to elevate the faithful, to edify them, so that they can give ever more pleasing worship to the Father,” Father Ambrose Criste, novice master at the abbey, told CNA Nov. 1. The 13 tracks of “Gregorian Chant: Together on the Way,” includes liturgical … [Read more...]

US bishops’ meeting to focus on preaching, new media

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively, the use of new technology for evangelization, and the state of the economy. The annual Fall assembly is set for Nov. 12-15 and will be held in Baltimore. A document on Sunday homilies has been prepared and will be considered by the bishops. According to Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, it is the first … [Read more...]

After marriage setbacks, Catholic leaders disappointed but committed

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2012 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite several narrow defeats at the ballot box on Nov. 6, marriage defenders say they remain dedicated to promoting and protecting the most fundamental social institution as the union of one man and one woman. “Though we are disappointed over these losses, we remain faithful to our mission and committed to the cause of preserving marriage as God designed it,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for … [Read more...]


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