Church remembers St. Peter of Alexandria, ‘Seal of the Martyrs’

Denver, Colo., Nov 25, 2012 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Local commemorations of the fourth-century martyr Saint Peter of Alexandria will take place on Nov. 25 and 26. Although his feast day in the Western tradition (on the latter date) is no longer a part of the Roman Catholic Church’s universal calendar, he remains especially beloved among Catholic and Orthodox Christians of the Egyptian Coptic tradition.Tradition attests that the Egyptian bishop was the last believer to suffer death … [Read more...]

Church responsible for spreading Christ’s kingdom, Pope recalls

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2012 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals for the feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict spoke about God's kingdom and the Church’s role in making it present in the world. "The whole mission of Jesus and the content of his message consists in proclaiming the Kingdom of God and its practical application in the midst of men with signs and wonders," he said on the feast of Christ the King."But, as … [Read more...]