Pennsylvania boarding school aims to build Catholic culture

Scranton, Pa., Jun 22, 2014 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Gregory the Great Academy, a Catholic all-boys boarding school, has graduated its first class as part of its efforts to form young men in a life of virtue for the building up of a Catholic culture. “The spirit of the school is certainly characterized by joy,” Sean Fitzpatrick, the academy’s headmaster, told CNA June 11. “We strive to rejoice in the truth at Gregory the Great and to participate in those … [Read more...]

God’s immeasurable love transforms lives, emphasizes Pope

Vatican City, Jun 22, 2014 / 07:22 am (CNA).- In his Sunday Angelus today Pope Francis stressed the limitless nature of God’s love that transforms the heart and life of every Christian. “One cannot measure the love of God: it is without measure. And so we become capable of loving even those who don’t love us: and this is not easy,” the Pope said to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square on June 22. His reflections followed Sunday’s reading from the … [Read more...]

Presbyterian denomination’s ‘gay marriage’ votes draw criticism

Detroit, Mich., Jun 22, 2014 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to perform “gay marriage” and to redefine marriage as a “commitment between two people,” drawing objections that it is moving away from Christian orthodoxy. “Only declining denominations reject historic Christian standards and in nearly every case that rejection reinforces the decline,” Mark Tooley of the … [Read more...]

Fraternity of Saint Peter celebrates life of slain Phoenix priest

Salina, Kan., Jun 21, 2014 / 09:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The twin steeples of Sacred Heart Catholic Church tower over the green summer cornfields just outside of Paxico, Kansas. Inside, a simple scripture verse painted on the walls of the sacristy surrounds the high altar.“Come to me, I will give you rest.”This peaceful country parish filled to over capacity on Friday, June 20, for the funeral of Fr. Kenneth Walker. Friends and family of the deceased were joined by … [Read more...]