Argentine congress recommends Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2, 2013 / 03:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize for his call to end the violence in Syria. The resolution was passed by an overwhelming majority and now goes to the Senate for ratification.   Representative Oscar Martinez, who sponsored the resolution, described Pope Francis as “a man who throughout this year has been decisive in maintaining … [Read more...]

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Zagreb, Croatia, Dec 2, 2013 / 02:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Cardinal Josip Bozanic encouraged a “yes” vote, noting in a letter read to parishioners that marriage is “the only union enabling procreation.” The Dec. 1 referendum passed by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, with about 65 percent of Croatians voting in favor and about 34 percent … [Read more...]

Seminarians bring American football to Rome for Thanksgiving

Rome, Italy, Dec 2, 2013 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thanksgiving weekend at the North American College in Rome is full of traditions not normally found in Italy. Besides a classic turkey dinner and pumpkin pie, the seminarians at the college host their traditional “Spaghetti Bowl.” This year on Dec. 1, the entire college and its guests gathered to watch the “New Men vs. Old Men” match. First-year seminarians faced off against a team comprised of students from every … [Read more...]

Christmas is more than a ‘temporal celebration,’ Pope reflects

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2013 / 11:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily on the first Monday of Advent, Pope Francis reflected on the season of Christmas, explaining that it is a time to encounter the Lord in faith, and allow him to renew our lives. Christmas, the Pope expressed in his Dec. 2 homily, “isn’t just a temporal celebration or the memory of a beautiful (event); Christmas is more…Christmas is an encounter!” Pope Francis directed his words to those who … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ December prayers, nativity scene plans revealed

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2013 / 11:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is bringing this year to a close by offering special prayers during the month of December for children who are victims of violence, and imploring Christians to prepare for the coming of Christ. Each month this year has been dedicated to specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father, one general intention and one missionary intention. The general intention concluding the year of 2013, as published earlier this year in the … [Read more...]


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