Bishop Kettler transferred to Saint Cloud diocese

St. Cloud, Minn., Sep 20, 2013 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of Bishop John Kinney, 76, of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, and appointed as his replacement Bishop Donald Kettler, who until today had led the Fairbanks diocese. “I am very pleased to be here, to be your bishop, and I hope I can do that task well … it's going to just really be a blessing for me to be here,” Bishop Kettler said Sept. 20 at a press conference introducing … [Read more...]

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Vatican’s new Catechism app aims to spread faith worldwide

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2013 / 07:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A pontifical council is preparing to launch a new app on the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to help promote and better expand Church teaching throughout the world. “Catechesis is important for the church first of all because it is the attempt we had from the beginning of our faith to put together the knowledge, the content of our faith, and the coherent witness that we should have,” said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, … [Read more...]

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Faith shines light on truth and reason, archbishop says

Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2013 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a recent talk on Pope Francis' encyclical “Lumen Fidei,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized that faith is not opposed to reason, but rather is necessary for understanding truth.“This encyclical letter…is a great gift – not only to the Church, but to all people of good will, to everybody seeking the truth,” Archbishop Lori said Sept. 17 at Washington D.C.'s Basilica of the … [Read more...]

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Letters, prayer vigils to mark one year in jail for pastor in Iran

Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Supporters of human rights and religious freedom around the globe are joining in prayer and a letter-writing campaign on the one-year anniversary of Iranian imprisonment for Christian pastor Saeed Abedini. “My wife and children as well as over a billion Christians in the world seek God's justice and then your consideration of this matter,” Abedini – who is a U.S. citizen – wrote in a Sept. 15 letter to … [Read more...]

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Scholars say love for the poor illuminates Pope’s first six months

Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his first six months as Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis has shown his distinct style through a “prophetic” concern for the poor and a continuing outreach to those on the margins of society, say Catholic observers. Kurt Martens, an associate professor of canon law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., told CNA that Pope Francis, through his actions, has “gained a lot of credit in secular society, … [Read more...]

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Proclaim fullness of Gospel, Pope teaches in interview

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2013 / 05:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a new wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis called for Christians to “heal wounds” in society by sharing the entirety of the Church’s message, offering the proper context for its spiritual and moral teaching.The Holy Father explained that “the proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives.”Proclamation of salvation must come first, followed by catechesis, and then … [Read more...]

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European pro-life initiative gains one million supporters

Brussels, Belgium, Sep 19, 2013 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An initiative to propose to the European Parliament a ban on the funding of embryo-destructive policies has gained one million signatures, ensuring the proposal will be received at the legislature. The initiative, “One of Us,” seeks to protect the “dignity, the right to life and the integrity of every human being” for all human persons at all stages of development, according to the organizers' … [Read more...]

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