God is love but not in ‘emotional’ sense, Pope says

Vatican City, May 26, 2013 / 06:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As he celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis spoke about how God is love, but not in an “emotional” or “sentimental” way. “The light of Easter and Pentecost have renewed in us each year the joy and wonder of faith that recognizes that God is not something vague, abstract, but has a name: ‘God is love,’” the Pope said May 26, before reciting the Angelus in St. … [Read more...]

Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury falls on May 27

Denver, Colo., May 26, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic Church on May 27. Under the direction of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, Augustine founded the famous See of Canterbury and preached the Catholic faith to the country's Anglo-Saxon pagans during the late sixth and early seventh centuries. He is not be confused with the earlier St. Augustine of … [Read more...]

Survey on priests’ dislike of Missal may be inaccurate

Hamden, Conn., May 25, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A survey of U.S. priests' attitudes towards the new English translation of the Roman Missal showing “widespread skepticism” may be inaccurate because of its methods, according to a polling expert. On May 21, St. John's School of Theology, located in Collegeville, Minn., released its survey results saying that the majority of priests in America dislike the new Missal. Of the some 1,500 priests who responded to the … [Read more...]

A Hall of Famer and generous giver

Detroit, Mich., May 25, 2013 / 01:11 pm (CNA).- When a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is talking, you expect to hear plenty of stories from his days on the playing field. That’s a logical assumption to make, unless the former player is Joe DeLamielleure. The day that he was interviewed for this story, he had spoken to school kids. Today’s National Football League, of course, is a lot different from when he played for the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns over a … [Read more...]

Dignity of man central to ‘rethinking solidarity,’ says Pope

Vatican City, May 25, 2013 / 10:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to an international group dedicated to promoting education of the Church’s social teaching, Pope Francis called for a new economic view that places the human person at the center. “We must return to the centrality of man, to a more ethical view of business and human relations, without the fear of losing something,” the Pope said on May 25. Pope Francis addressed members of the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro … [Read more...]

Don’t create sacrament of ‘pastoral customs,’ Pope preaches

Vatican City, May 25, 2013 / 06:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned that some Christians establish the eighth sacrament “of pastoral customs” when they insist on protocol instead of seeking to meet spiritual needs. He made his remarks during his May 25 homily on the Gospel reading from Mark 10 in which the disciples rebuked people who were bringing children to Jesus. “I remember once, coming out of the city of Salta, on the patronal feast, there was a humble lady … [Read more...]

Ariz. abortion law hoped to win Supreme Court support

Phoenix, Ariz., May 25, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks, but backers of the measure are hopeful that the case will result in a favorable Supreme Court decision. “The decision from the Ninth Circuit was expected, but is nonetheless disappointing,” Ronald Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Catholic Conference, told CNA May 23. “I have always felt that the United … [Read more...]


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