Denver archbishop: Year of Faith was a time ‘to meet Jesus’

Denver, Colo., Nov 24, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to grow from an encounter with Christ and to share their faith with others.“The Year of Faith was not a marketing campaign for Catholics to get excited about; it was a time to meet Jesus and his Church, to come to know and love Jesus and his Church more deeply. It was a time to grow in intimacy with Jesus, to encounter … [Read more...]

Pope concludes Year of Faith preaching ‘centrality of Christ’

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2013 / 06:19 am (CNA).- In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in creation, history, and the Church.“The attitude demanded of us as true believers is that of recognizing and accepting in our lives the centrality of Jesus Christ, in our thoughts, in our words, and in our works,” he preached to a crowded St. Peter’s Square on Nov. 24.The many pilgrims who had come to celebrate … [Read more...]

Make God’s priorities your ‘bucket list,’ author says

Denver, Colo., Nov 24, 2013 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Teresa Tomeo, author of the new book “God’s Bucket List,” says that she knows from her own life how “freeing” it is to put God’s priorities first.“I always had my own bucket list. I had my own plan. But what I found was that was not necessarily aligned with God’s plan for my life,” she told CNA Nov. 21. “When I discovered God’s plan, it was a much better plan for … [Read more...]