Jesuit high school gets new chapel to foster devotion

Tampa, Fla., Feb 17, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., recently dedicated its new chapel, which was beautifully re-designed to encourage devotion to God. “The Jesuits recognized that the existing chapel was becoming inadequate to the growing liturgical needs and desires of the community,” artist Joel Pidel, who re-designed the chapel, told CNA Feb. 13. Pidel noted “that greater devotion would be fostered” by transforming the … [Read more...]

Patriarch St. Flavian’s faithful witness honored Feb. 18

Denver, Colo., Feb 17, 2013 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 18, the Roman Catholic Church remembers Patriarch Saint Flavian of Constantinople, who is honored on the same date by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition and by Eastern Orthodox Christians.Known to Eastern Christians as “St. Flavian the Confessor,” the patriarch endured condemnation and severe beatings during a fifth-century dispute about the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ. Though he died from his … [Read more...]

Pope says Lent is spiritual battle

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2013 / 05:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI used his second to last Angelus to tell thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that Lent is a “spiritual battle.”Lent, he said, “always involves a battle, a spiritual battle, because the spirit of evil naturally opposes our sanctification and seeks to divert us from the way of God.”   Pope Benedict has just 11 days left as head of the Catholic Church until his almost … [Read more...]