Pope Francis delights Palm Sunday crowd

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2013 / 11:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although his remarks were few before praying the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis pleased the crowd of 250,000 by spending almost half an hour greeting them afterward.Once the final blessing for Palm Sunday Mass was given, Pope Francis went straight into his pre-Angelus address and the recitation of the Marian prayer that he normally presides over at noon every Sunday. “At the end of this … [Read more...]

Pope Francis urges Christians to have joy over Cross

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2013 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis declared on Palm Sunday that Christians must not be sad or discouraged but filled with joy because Jesus conquered evil and every sin “with the force of God’s love.”“Jesus on the Cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God’s love he conquers it, he defeats it with his resurrection,” he said March 24.“Dear friends,” Pope Francis told the thousands of … [Read more...]

Pediatricians group accused of ignoring data in endorsing ‘gay marriage’

Washington D.C., Mar 23, 2013 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent support of “gay marriage” is drawing criticism from those who argue that it disregards evidence about the well-being of children of same-sex couples.Maggie Gallagher, president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, noted that there are “at least four reviews or studies in peer-reviewed literature that contest the claim that children do equally well with same-sex … [Read more...]

Wyoming Catholic College’s next president sees bright future

Lander, Wyo., Mar 23, 2013 / 01:09 pm (CNA).- Dr. Kevin Roberts, incoming president of Wyoming Catholic College, says he is “thrilled and humbled” to head a school with “supernatural joy” and a desire to be a leading force in Catholic higher education.“Every single person there from a new student to a graduating student to a faculty member…is absolutely committed to honoring God’s will, to being devoted and dedicated to what is good, true and … [Read more...]

World Series winner is all about setting an example

Miami, Fla., Mar 23, 2013 / 11:18 am (CNA).- If you met Jack McKeon and didn’t know who he was, you would think "practicing Catholic" first. Probably with enough poking and prodding you’d learn his baseball story.Now 82 years old, McKeon made headlines when, in 2011, he became the second oldest manager in major league history as he was hired as the interim manager of the then-Florida Marlins, who he had guided to a World Series title in 2003, when he won his second … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI meet as ‘brothers’

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Mar 23, 2013 / 10:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with Benedict XVI on Saturday for the first time since his selection, an historic visit that took place in a fraternal atmosphere.“We are brothers,” Pope Francis told his predecessor before praying side-by-side with him at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy.The March 23 encounter marked the first face-to-face meeting between the two since the March 13 election of the new Pope. The … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI meet as ‘brothers’

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Mar 23, 2013 / 10:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with Benedict XVI on Saturday for the first time since his selection, an historic visit that took place in a fraternal atmosphere.“We are brothers,” Pope Francis told his predecessor before praying side-by-side with him at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy.The March 23 encounter marked the first face-to-face meeting between the two since the March 13 election of the new Pope. The … [Read more...]


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