San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy

San Francisco, Calif., Feb 9, 2014 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A recently launched initiative in San Francisco will educate Church musicians about sacred music and train lay ministers for their roles, according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. “To recover a sense of our sacred music” is among the top objectives of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music & Divine Worship, the Archbishop of San Francisco told CNA Jan. 25. “Beauty – as Pope Benedict has … [Read more...]

New app promotes Catholic social teaching

Washington D.C., Feb 9, 2014 / 06:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new iPhone and iPad application from a Washington, D.C., think tank aims to spread Catholic social teaching through Church documents, news and commentary. The Ethics and Public Policy Center said its free app is “a great resource for politicians, journalists, teachers, students and anyone who wishes to better understand the Church’s teaching on issues of economics, politics and culture.” The Catholic Social … [Read more...]

A Christian must give light to the world, urges Pope

Vatican City, Feb 9, 2014 / 05:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis centered his Angelus message this Sunday on the image of a Christian whose faith is like a burning lamp that brings light to the darkness. “We must carry the light of Christ with the witness of a genuine love,” encouraged the Pope on Feb. 9. “The Christian must be a luminous person who carries the light, a light that comes from one that his not his own, but a gift of God, a gift of Jesus. We carry this light … [Read more...]