Worldliness poses danger to priestly identity, Pope says

Denver, Colo., Apr 27, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The biggest threat to priests is the temptation to be more immersed in the world than the Gospel, says Pope Francis in his newly translated book.“For then-Cardinal Bergoglio, narcissism and worldliness are completely self-defeating to the purpose of why a priest becomes a priest,” the book's translator, Alejandro Bermudez, told CNA April 23.“It's a total rejection of the reason why he decided to become a … [Read more...]

Survey finds strong Catholic support for immigration changes

Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2013 / 01:09 pm (CNA).- A survey commissioned by the U.S. bishops finds that almost 80 percent of Catholics support legal changes that allow immigrants to gain “earned citizenship” through meeting certain requirements. “It is clear that Catholics understand the importance of this issue,” Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ migration committee, said April 19 in response to the poll. “As an … [Read more...]

Society president sees Pope Francis, Chesterton link

St. Paul, Minn., Apr 27, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The American Chesterton Society's thrilling experience of being in Rome during Pope Francis' election has led the group's leader to reflect on the connections between the Pope, G.K. Chesterton and St. Francis. Pope Francis has “that Franciscan humility and he’s not afraid to do things that the world may consider foolish,” president Dale Ahlquist told CNA April 24.    “Even certain … [Read more...]