Wyoming Catholic College opens hearts to God, president says

Lander, Wyo., Sep 22, 2013 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a new academic year begins, Wyoming Catholic College’s new president believes that his school offers students an education meant to integrate all aspects of the human person, allowing an openness to God.“The physical, the poetic mode of education – the physical formation of students here – opens their hearts further, not only to the will of God for their life, but also for the intellectual, academic rigor that … [Read more...]

Pope cautions youth against selling themselves to ‘merchants of death’

Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke forcefully to the youth of Sardinia today, urging them to stay faithful to Christ and avoid the dangers of cynicism and hopelessness.“You young people cannot and you must not be without hope: hope is a part of your being!” he told thousands of Sardinian youth gathered in the capitol city of Cagliari on Sept. 22.“When a youth doesn’t have joy and feels skepticism in life … where does … [Read more...]

Seek God through his Mother, Pope encourages faithful

Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 01:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.“Let us not grow tired of knocking at God’s door,” he told crowds Sept. 22 in Cagliari, Sardinia. “Let us go to the heart of God through Mary, our whole life, every day, knocking at the door of God’s … [Read more...]

Pope Francis rejects ‘throw-away culture’

Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 08:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke with a group of workers and the unemployed in his pastoral visit to the island of Sardinia today, encouraging them to remain hopeful in the face of a culture that values money over people.“Don’t let your hope be stolen!” he exhorted the crowds gathered in the capitol city of Cagliari on Sept. 22. An economic system that “idolizes money” is based upon a “throw-away culture: … [Read more...]

Development goals must respect life and family, UN told

New York City, N.Y., Sep 21, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A return to the “basics” of human rights would help achieve the U.N.'s Millennial Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family, according to a seminar at the organization held Thursday. “Our call to action today is to move more quickly to a brighter future – achieving the Millennium Goals more quickly -- by ‘going back to the basics’ – looking ahead by … [Read more...]

Rediscover beauty in communication, Pope tells experts

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke to Church officials and social communications experts from around the world, encouraging them to focus on leading others to Christ through personal witness of the beauty of faith.“The challenge is to rediscover, through the means of social communication as well as by personal contact, the beauty that is at the heart of our existence and our journey, the beauty of faith and of the encounter with Christ,” the … [Read more...]

American among wave of papal appointments, confirmations

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made several key decisions in establishing his Curia today, appointing new officials and confirming others in their positions in the Vatican.The series of announcements includes the confirmation of top officials in key departments and the return of an American to the upper ranks of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.It has been over six months since Pope Francis announced he was temporarily confirming Vatican … [Read more...]


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