Cardinal-elect Poli, Buenos Aires’ successor to Bergoglio

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 14, 2014 / 12:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A “low profile” bishop, with few political contacts: this is how the Argentine press describes Archbishop Mario Poli of Buenos Aires, who will receive the red hat of a cardinal Feb. 22. Pope Francis wasted no time in appointing Archbishop Poli as his successor in Buenos Aires. Fifteen days after his election as Bishop of Rome vacated his old see, Pope Francis provided for his former diocese by appointing one of its … [Read more...]

National Marriage Week recognizes foundations of society

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2014 / 05:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics across the U.S. are joining in a celebration of National Marriage Week to promote the sacrament and vocation upon which society is built. “National Marriage Week provides an opportunity for the Church, and for the entire nation, to affirm and support married couples and to promote the vocation and sacrament of marriage,” said Bethany J. Meola, assistant director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' … [Read more...]