Thomas Aquinas College founder remembered for humility

Santa Paula, Calif., Oct 19, 2013 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ronald P. McArthur, the founding president of Thomas Aquinas College, died Oct. 17 and is being remembered for the profound impact he had on the college's community, and beyond. “He was the kind of man that was of very strong and particular opinions … but he still had a great liberality of heart and mind, and in that true Thomistic fashion, would give a listen to his interlocutor whom he disagreed with in a way … [Read more...]

Pope: Art expresses the beauty of faith

Vatican City, Oct 19, 2013 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The creative arts help proclaim the gospel, explore the mysteries of Christian faith and reflect the quest for the “supreme beauty” found in God, Pope Francis has said.“In every age the Church has called upon the arts to give expression to the beauty of her faith and to proclaim the gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation, the dignity of human beings made in his image and likeness, and the power of … [Read more...]

Human rights promotion fights totalitarianism, activist says

Washington D.C., Oct 19, 2013 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has asked the international community to support and protect basic human rights and values in order to fight against totalitarian regimes and oppression. “In today’s world, the greatest threat to human civilization is still the barbaric totalitarian system. Though such systems are few in number, they do great harm,” Chen said at an Oct. 16 lecture at Princeton University … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan: humor comes from faith in providence

New York City, N.Y., Oct 18, 2013 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith and laughter abounded at the 68th annual Al Smith Dinner as comedian Stephen Colbert joked on politicians, big and small, the Pope, and Cardinal Dolan, and the cardinal made a few reflections of his own. "A sense of humor comes from faith, faith that everything is in God's providential hands, a faith that frees us up to laugh," New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan explained at the Oct. 17 … [Read more...]