Student-led project gives breakfast to 1,500 at homeless shelters

Washington D.C., Mar 2, 2014 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students at St. Peter’s School in Washington, D.C., led a recent project to assemble 1,500 bagged breakfasts for those seeking refuge from the cold in homeless shelters around the city. “It's so important to understand that we have lots of blessings and gifts, and that's why we need to share with other people that don't have such opportunities,” said Maggie, an eighth grader helping lead the … [Read more...]

Napa Institute’s July gathering to explore economic justice, leadership

Napa Valley, Calif., Mar 2, 2014 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fourth Annual Napa Institute will bring together cardinals and other clergy and lay leaders this July for spiritual enrichment and discussion about the challenges of Catholic leadership today. “The Napa Institute was created to offer a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith in relation to the next America,” Timothy Busch, the Napa Institute’s chairman of the board, said Feb. 18. “This year’s … [Read more...]

Pope: Heart full of desire for possessions is ‘empty of God’

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2014 / 06:39 am (CNA).- Crowds filled a rainy St. Peter’s Square today to hear Pope Francis’ Angelus message, which focused on the importance of seeking God above all else, especially earthly goods. “A heart occupied by the desire to posses is full of this desire to possess (things), but empty of God,” said the Pope on Sunday, March 2. “In a heart possessed by riches, there is not much space for faith. Everything is occupied by riches: … [Read more...]