Archbishop Mueller: human dignity central to education

Glasgow, Scotland, Jun 16, 2013 / 04:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking at the launch of a foundation at the University of Glasgow, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stressed the importance of upholding human dignity in education.Archbishop Gerhard L. Mueller delivered the Cardinal Winning Lecture on June 15 at the Scotland university. The lecture marks the launch of the Saint Andrew's Foundation for Catholic Education, a new venture to form Catholic … [Read more...]

Pope’s friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2013 / 09:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck by his friendliness and closeness to the people.“To be here and see the Pope is absolutely amazing. He’s so friendly, he’s just so friendly,” said Bob from the Lakeside, England chapter as he spoke to CNA June 16.His fellow Lakeside member Harry agreed. “He’s so friendly, … [Read more...]

Pope: Selfish living leads to slavery, death

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2013 / 06:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As he met with thousands of pro-life advocates from around the globe, Pope Francis stressed that the Gospel is the “way to freedom and life,” but lifestyles that are “dictated by selfishness” lead to slavery and death.“Dear brothers and sisters,” the Pope urged, “let us look to God as the God of Life, let us look to his law, to the Gospel message, as the way to freedom and life. The Living God … [Read more...]

Monastic founder St. Romuald remembered June 19

Denver, Colo., Jun 16, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saint Romuald, who founded the Camaldolese monastic order during the early eleventh century, has his liturgical memorial on June 19. Working within the Western Church’s Benedictine tradition, he revived the primitive monastic practice of hermit life, allowing for greater solitude in a communal setting. Born into an aristocratic family during the middle of the tenth century, Romuald grew up in a luxurious and worldly … [Read more...]