Pope says truth, not relativism, is source of non-violence

Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of Catholic theological leaders that commitment to objective truth is not a cause for violence but necessary for dialogue and peace in society. “When you deny the opportunity for people to refer to an objective truth, dialogue is rendered impossible and violence, whether declared or hidden, becomes the rule of law of human relationships,” the Pope said in Dec. 7 comments to members of the International … [Read more...]

Former Episcopal priest grateful to Pope for Catholic ordinariate

Houston, Texas, Dec 8, 2012 / 01:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former Episcopal priest Laurence Gipson, who became Catholic in October, says his reaction to the Catholic ordinariate for former Anglicans is one of “gratitude.”“The ordinariate, I think, is a wonderful opportunity for people like me, Anglican clergy and Anglican laity, who are seeking Catholic faith,” he said.On Jan. 1, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI established the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter to allow … [Read more...]

Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock’s faith

New York City, N.Y., Dec 8, 2012 / 06:06 am (CNA).- In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life. In 1980, Fr. Henninger was invited by his friend Father Tom Sullivan to visit Hitchcock's house in Bel Air, Calif. one afternoon to say Mass there. Recalling his introduction to the director that day, Fr. Henninger said that “Hitchcock awoke, looked up and … [Read more...]

Bishop Rhoades hopeful about Notre Dame’s new student organization

Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec 7, 2012 / 05:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is optimistic about the newly-established GLBTQ student organization at the University of Notre Dame, but he is also underscoring the importance of it being faithful to Catholic teaching on sexuality.“It is vitally important that the Foundations of the Pastoral Plan, which express Notre Dame’s fidelity to Catholic teaching, inform and guide the implementation of the Plan, including the vision, … [Read more...]


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