All human life is ‘very good’ in God’s eyes, cardinal says

Washington D.C., Oct 21, 2013 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- God “sees a reflection of himself” in all persons, Washington Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl preached to members of the disabled and deaf communities, as well as those facing mental health challenges. “Just as all of us are created by God as we are, and all of us have a place at the table of the Lord through baptism, so those with special needs bring their own particular gifts to the Church and to our celebration … [Read more...]

EWTN executives Michael Warsaw, Doug Keck, promoted

Irondale, Ala., Oct 21, 2013 / 02:48 pm (CNA).- On Oct. 18, EWTN's board of governors promoted its network president, Michael Warsaw, to chairman of the board, and its executive vice president, Doug Keck, to the post of president. Warsaw remains chief executive officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network, and Keck remains chief operating officer."We have assembled a great team of faith-filled, media savy professionals who are dedicated to carrying on the mission of Mother Angelica: to … [Read more...]

Vatican finance reform shows different opinions about process

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Vatican City commits to financial transparency, the hiring of a risk-management company to review the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See may reveal differing opinions about financial reform. The Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See – APSA – is the office that handles the Vatican’s investment portfolio and its real estate holdings, as well as serving as the Vatican employment office … [Read more...]

New US ambassador to Vatican takes the helm in Rome

Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2013 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recently appointed American ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a meeting earlier this morning, officially marking the beginning of his duties.“The Vatican and the Holy Father have the ability to influence world events in a positive way through the calling of faith and they will continue to be important partners in future collaboration,” U.S. ambassador Kenneth F. Hackett stated in an … [Read more...]

Attachment to money is a sickness, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2013 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his daily mass homily Pope Francis warned those in attendance against the idolatry present in greedy hearts, stressing that the Lord gives us our gifts for the betterment of the world. “This greed makes you sick, because it makes you think of everything in terms of money. It destroys you,” the Pope told those gathered in the chapel of the Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse Oct. 21. In his reflections, the pontiff … [Read more...]