College network seeks to change campus debate on sex

Princeton, N.J., Sep 8, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As college students around the country kick off a new school year, one national organization is working to change prevailing campus attitudes that accept casual sexual encounters as the norm.Cassandra Hough, founder of the Love and Fidelity Network, explained that “on the majority of college campuses, there’s a one-sided view” on questions of marriage, family and sexuality, “and there’s a lot of pressure … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: follow Jesus’ Way of the Cross

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2013 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke to crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for Sunday’s Angelus, encouraging them to follow Christ on the way of the cross.“Following Jesus does not mean participating in a triumphal procession!” he said on Sept. 8. “It means sharing his merciful love, entering into his great work of mercy for each person and for all mankind. And this forgiveness passes through the cross.”The Pope … [Read more...]

Continue in conversion, Philadelphia archbishop encourages

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 8, 2013 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput says his first two years in Philadelphia witnessed “tough news,” but he encouraged his flock to continue renewal and to “shape the future with the message of Jesus Christ.”   “The future depends on what we do right now, and right now we need to be willing to continue the hard work of personal conversion and institutional reform that we’ve already begun,” the … [Read more...]

Papal peace vigil draws positive response

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2013 / 01:29 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ four-hour Saturday prayer vigil is part of a “major peace initiative” that is receiving a favorable reaction across religious lines, a leading Vatican communications figure has said.“Pope Francis wants to keep this issue alive to make sure everything possible could be done to put an end to the violence, and not to increase it,” Greg Burke, senior communications adviser to the Holy See’s Secretariat … [Read more...]