Cardinal Tagle highlights humility in New Evangelization

Manila, Philippines, Nov 1, 2013 / 02:17 am (CNA).- At a recent conference on the New Evangelization, Cardinal Louis Antonio Tagle of Manila emphasized the need for interior conversion as the faithful seek to be a light for the world.“The evangelizer,” he explained, “has to be evangelized.”The cardinal, who heads the organizing committee of the Philippines Conference on New Evangelization, presided at the Opening Mass for an Oct. 16-19 conference in Manila.Part … [Read more...]

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Costa Rica court: Church has right to speak on social issues

San José, Costa Rica, Oct 30, 2013 / 04:09 pm (CNA).- Costa Rica's Electoral Supreme Court has said that the Church has the right to speak about social and moral issues, proclaiming its teaching freely in order to inform the nation’s voters.The Catholic Church has the right to “take stances on the country's social problems, as well as to preach the faith with authentic freedom, teach its social doctrine, exercise an earthly mission without interference and issue moral … [Read more...]

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Woman healed by John Paul II visits Mexico’s Guadalupe shrine

Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 25, 2013 / 01:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Costa Rican woman healed of a brain aneurism by the intercession of John Paul II visited Mexico City to pray before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, giving thanks for a second chance at life with her family. According to the Archdiocese of Mexico City’s news service, Floribeth Mora Diaz was invited to attend a Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of  Guadalupe on Oct. 22, feast day of Blessed John Paul II, and to … [Read more...]

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Priests cannot live chastity without prayer, cardinal stresses

Lima, Peru, Oct 17, 2013 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid news of sexual misconduct by two local bishops, the Archbishop of Lima says chastity is impossible without prayer and that the priesthood is a treasure that should be safeguarded with fidelity. “The priest who does not pray cannot live chastity, which is a gift from God. He should live obedience and poverty,” Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani said during a local priestly ordination on Oct. 12. “In these days one has to … [Read more...]

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Pastor laments vandalism at Buenos Aires parish

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 3, 2013 / 12:56 am (CNA).- Father Francisco Baigorria, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Buenos Aires, has expressed sadness and concern over the Sept. 25 desecration of his church, reportedly by students from a near-by high school.“This has caused tremendous spiritual and moral harm, because they committed sacrilege,” Fr. Baigorria told AICA news agency that day.The students destroyed numerous artifacts in the parish, among the oldest in … [Read more...]

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Cuban bishops call for political reform, open US policy

Havana, Cuba, Sep 18, 2013 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a new pastoral letter, the Cuban bishops said that in “the hope for a better future,” their government should begin political reform and the U.S. should adopt “an inclusive policy” towards their country.“Cuba is called to be a pluralistic society…Cuba is the nation of all Cubans, with their differences and aspirations, although it has not always been this way,” the bishops wrote in … [Read more...]

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Brother of murdered man cites faith, forgives killer

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 18, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pointing to his faith in Christ and reliance on the mercy of God, a man in Argentina has voiced public forgiveness to the man who murdered his brother.“If God forgives us every day and gives us the chance to ‘start over,’ how can I not forgive somebody else?” Hernan Prado said with tears in his eyes during a march his family convened for forgiveness and repentance on Sept. 9. Around 3,000 people … [Read more...]

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