Military archbishop honors, gives thanks for US veterans

Washington D.C., May 26, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the military archdiocese honored veterans and those on active duty, thanking members of the armed forces and praying for all who have served in the protection of the United States. “We gather in this Basilica of the National Shrine to the Immaculate Conception, because we want to give thanks in that perfect prayer for all of those who have served,” said Archbishop Timothy Broglio at the May 19 Mass of … [Read more...]

Wisconsin cardinal takes possession of Roman see

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2013 / 02:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Far from his native Milwaukee, Cardinal James M. Harvey took possession of his “titular church” in Rome, a vibrant suburban parish that will now look to him as its cardinal patron. “Be assured of my continued remembrance in the Lord and of my friendship, my friendship for all of you regardless of how you collaborate within this reality, this parish community,” Cardinal Harvey told parishioners at St. Pius V a Villa … [Read more...]

Human dignity, Church teaching emphasized amid Boy Scout decision

Washington D.C., May 26, 2013 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay members, U.S. Catholic Scouting groups called for loving respect towards all people, while reiterating the need to proclaim Church teaching on sexuality.“The Catholic Church teaches that people who experience a homosexual inclination or a same sex attraction are to be treated with respect recognizing the dignity of all persons,” said the National Catholic … [Read more...]

Pope prays for Mafia’s conversion

Vatican City, May 26, 2013 / 07:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sicily celebrated the beatification of Father Giuseppe Puglisi yesterday, and Pope Francis used it as an occasion to pray for the conversion of the Mafia. After he recited the Angelus on May 25, Pope Francis noted that Fr. Puglisi – a priest who was killed in 1993 by the Mafia – was beatified in Palermo on Saturday. “Don Puglisi was an exemplary priest, devoted especially to youth ministry. He was teaching children … [Read more...]

God is love but not in ‘emotional’ sense, Pope says

Vatican City, May 26, 2013 / 06:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As he celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis spoke about how God is love, but not in an “emotional” or “sentimental” way. “The light of Easter and Pentecost have renewed in us each year the joy and wonder of faith that recognizes that God is not something vague, abstract, but has a name: ‘God is love,’” the Pope said May 26, before reciting the Angelus in St. … [Read more...]

Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury falls on May 27

Denver, Colo., May 26, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic Church on May 27. Under the direction of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, Augustine founded the famous See of Canterbury and preached the Catholic faith to the country's Anglo-Saxon pagans during the late sixth and early seventh centuries. He is not be confused with the earlier St. Augustine of … [Read more...]