New book details Benedict XVI’s love for nature, ecology

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2013 / 02:01 am (CNA).- A new book collecting Benedict XVI's speeches on ecology and man's relationship with nature reveals his love and concern for nature and animals, according to the emeritus Pope's once-private secretary. “In the book, Benedict writes that man, if he is to have a heart for peace, must have an awareness of the connection between natural ecology and human ecology,” Monsignor Alfred Xuereb, who is now Pope Francis' private … [Read more...]

Colorado parish cultivates ‘new evangelization’ spirit

Denver, Colo., Oct 25, 2013 / 12:10 am (CNA).- A Denver-area parish’s mission week seeks new and creative ways to bring people to church and to encourage Catholics to create “a culture of the new evangelization.” “The goal is creating a parish that is an evangelizing parish … a place where we come and grow together, and go out and spread the good news,” Father Daniel Cardo, pastor of Holy Name parish, told CNA Oct. 24. Fr. Cardo said the parish, in the … [Read more...]