Holy Week is time to bring Christ to forgotten, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2013 / 07:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith and to bring the joy of Christ to those who are most distant or in need. “Holy Week is not so much a time of sorrow, but rather a time to enter into Christ’s way of thinking and acting,” Pope Francis said March 27 at his first general audience. “It is a time of grace given us by the Lord so that we … [Read more...]

Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving an institutional link between parents for the sake of their children.“Marriage matters because family matters to our society and because marriage matters for families,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the … [Read more...]

Bishop stands firm on maintaining Catholic identity in schools

Santa Rosa, Calif., Mar 27, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA).- Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif., has said that he will allow several months for education and instruction before moving forward with a Catholic identity policy for diocesan school teachers.“The Pastors and I agree that a longer implementation period is in order,” Bishop Vasa said in a March 19 letter to the diocese.“It is now clear to me that there are a number of significant misunderstandings about what the … [Read more...]