Holy See decries intolerance ‘in the name of tolerance’

Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement from the Holy See warned that prejudice against Christianity is growing in Europe, often under the guise of “tolerance.”“Intolerance in the name of ‘tolerance’ must be named for what it is and publicly condemned,” said Bishop Mario Toso, SDB. “To deny religiously informed moral argument a place in the public square is intolerant and anti-democratic.”“Or to put it … [Read more...]

Holy See decries intolerance ‘in the name of tolerance’

Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement from the Holy See warned that prejudice against Christianity is growing in Europe, often under the guise of “tolerance.”“Intolerance in the name of ‘tolerance’ must be named for what it is and publicly condemned,” said Bishop Mario Toso, SDB. “To deny religiously informed moral argument a place in the public square is intolerant and anti-democratic.”“Or to put it … [Read more...]

Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi begin stage of prayer and penance

Rome, Italy, May 29, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Legionaries of Christ and the members of Regnum Christi will enter a period of atonement and prayer in preparation for upcoming events that will determine the future of their spiritual family.The announcement was made in a May 28 letter signed by Fr. Sylvester Heereman, the Vicar General and acting Director General of the Legion, along with Gloria Rodríguez and Jorge López; directors of the female and male branches … [Read more...]

Experts meet in Mexico for conference on Shroud of Turin

Mexico City, Mexico, May 29, 2013 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Experts from around the world gathered in Mexico for a conference on the Holy Shroud of Turin in light of the latest studies indicating that the linen bears the characteristics of Jesus’ burial cloth.The conference, entitled “The Holy Shroud and the Year of Faith,” took place May 24-25 in Mexico City as the Mexican Center for the Study of the Shroud marked its 30th anniversary. The center is led by Dr. … [Read more...]

Dark moment reminded Pope to seek God’s will above success

Vatican City, May 29, 2013 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At his daily Mass in St. Martha’s residence this morning, Pope Francis warned about the dangers of a Church that is too concerned with “organization and success” by recalling a “dark moment” of his spiritual life. “A Church that only thinks about triumphs (and) successes, does not know that rule of Jesus: the rule of triumph through failure, human failure, the failure of the Cross. “And this … [Read more...]

Pope: Jesus’ plan for humanity requires Catholic Church

Vatican City, May 29, 2013 / 07:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis began a new series of reflections by saying that although some people want Jesus but not the Church, “it is the Church that brings us Christ” and reunites us to God. “Even today, some say, ‘Christ yes, the Church no,’ like those who say, ‘I believe in God, but in priests, no.’ They say, ‘Christ: yes. Church: no.’ Nevertheless, it is the Church that brings us Christ and … [Read more...]

US Catholics to join Pope Francis in Eucharistic Adoration

Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many U.S. dioceses and individual parishes will join Pope Francis in simultaneous Eucharistic Adoration June 2 that is uniting Catholics in prayer around the world. The Pope has invited the world to join him in an hour of adoration at 5 p.m. Rome time this Sunday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, which he will lead from St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The announcement drew particular enthusiasm in Corpus Christi, Texas, … [Read more...]


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