Rep. Lipinski recognizes Catholic Schools Week with resolution

Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2014 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In honor of Catholic Schools Week, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski (D- Ill.) introduced a House resolution commending Catholic schools for their work and contributions to society. “As a proud graduate of Catholic grammar school and high school, every year I look forward to highlighting the achievements of America’s Catholic schools during Catholic Schools Week,” said Rep. Lipinski in a Jan. 23 statement. His … [Read more...]

Pope: Presentation of Jesus joins young, old

Vatican City, Feb 2, 2014 / 10:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ Sunday homily reflected on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, noting how the event shows both young and old people joyous in their faithfulness to God. The Pope said the Presentation is “a meeting between the young full of joy in observing the Law of the Lord and the elderly full of joy by the action of the Holy Spirit.” “It is a singular meeting between observance and prophecy,” he … [Read more...]

Consecrated life is a gift from God, Pope reflects

Vatican City, Feb 2, 2014 / 08:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke emphatically about the importance of religious life during his Sunday Angelus message. “Every consecrated person is a gift for the People of God on a journey. There is much need of their presence, that strengthens and renews the commitment to spread the gospel, to Christian education, to charity for the most needy, to contemplative prayer; the commitment to a human and spiritual formation of young people, of … [Read more...]

Bishops say South Sudan faces decisive moment after conflict

Juba, South Sudan, Feb 2, 2014 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have said South Sudan is at a turning point, urging repentance and reconciliation after an outbreak of violence killed hundreds of people. “We are convinced that we stand at a decisive moment in the history of South Sudan. Fundamental choices must be made about how we deal with our past and present history, about how we govern ourselves as a nation, about how state institutions … [Read more...]


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