Archbishop Müller encourages unity serving evangelization, mission

Valencia, Spain, Jan 23, 2014 / 03:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Spanish university's canon law conference, the Vatican's head for doctrinal matters spoke this week about collegiality and unity in the Church, emphasizing their orientation to evangelization. The speech by Archbishop Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, focused on Church structures and served as a commentary on Pope Francis' Nov. 24 apostolic exhortation “Evangelii … [Read more...]

College students strongly represented at March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2014 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Continuing a decades-long trend, college students and young people from across the nation maintained a strong presence on Jan. 22 at the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. “It is a privilege to be in the nation’s capital and host young pilgrims from all over the country for the annual March for Life. Our University community takes great pride in providing housing and meals for our many friends,” said The … [Read more...]

Bishop and Vatican police save suicidal Italian woman

Rome, Italy, Jan 23, 2014 / 12:43 pm (CNA).- The swift reaction of Italy’s Bishop Rodolfo Cetoloni and the Vatican gendarmerie saved a 56-year-old Italian woman who was threatening to commit suicide. Officials from the Diocese of Grosseto confirmed to CNA that on Jan. 16 that the woman, whose identity has not been made public, called Grosseto’s Bishop Cetoloni on the phone and told him she wanted to take her own life. The woman traveled from her home in Scarlino, a town of … [Read more...]

Personal notes of Bl. John Paul II to be published in Polish

Krakow, Poland, Jan 23, 2014 / 11:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The private papers of Bl. John Paul II will be released in Polish next month in a book titled “I am so much in God’s hands. Personal records 1962-2003”, from the Krakow-based publisher Znak. The book, being published Feb. 5, contains meditations from two of the late Pope's notebooks, dating from between July 1962, when he was auxiliary bishop of Krakow, to March 2003, two years before his death, and in the 25th … [Read more...]

‘Poison’ of jealousy destroys communities, stresses Pope

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2014 / 08:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned against the dangers of envy, explaining that it is a sin which fosters bitterness against our brothers, stifles our joy and inhibits us from truly praising God. When someone in a Christian community suffers from jealousy, the community “ends up divided: one against the other,” the Pope explained in his Jan. 23 daily Mass, emphasizing that “this is a strong poison – a poison … [Read more...]

Media should foster culture of encounter, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2014 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his first message for World Communication Day, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of creating a culture of encounter, highlighting how media should always be a service which goes out to meet others. “A culture of encounter demands that we be ready not only to give, but also to receive,” the Pope stated in his Jan. 23 message,” adding that “media can help us greatly in this, especially nowadays, when the … [Read more...]

Cardinal: joy and compassion are at heart of pro-life movement

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the pro-life movement must “evangelize with beauty and with joy” as they seek to offer compassionate aid to women facing difficult pregnancies, said Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston. “People think Catholics are the 'people of no',” the cardinal said, but “in reality, we are the people of 'yes': yes to God, yes to life, yes to compassion with the poor and the … [Read more...]