Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary’s faith life

Bangkok, Thailand, Aug 17, 2013 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok. The Thai faithful have a very strong devotion to Mother Mary, and she is invoked as the patroness of Thailand and especially of the Archdioceses of Bangkok, Archbishop Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij told CNA.Bishops, priests, religious and more than … [Read more...]

‘Norman Rockwell of Harley-Davidson’ paints for Pope

Golden, Colo., Aug 17, 2013 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- There was an unusual meeting at the Vatican this summer when thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts rumbled into Rome for Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebrations in Europe.Four days of reveling in and around the Eternal City kicked off June 12 when brass from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer had a chance to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Among members of the select group was Golden, Colo., artist David Uhl.Uhl, … [Read more...]

Renovation of Crystal Cathedral praised as Christ-centered

Napa, Calif., Aug 17, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Under the motto “from Crystal to Christocentric,” southern California's famous Crystal Cathedral is undergoing a renovation that the local bishop calls “a thorough Christological transformation.”The world's great cathedrals “are designed to bring the light of God to people’s daily life; the cathedral is a place that draws, welcomes, calls, and sends forth at the same time,” said Bishop … [Read more...]