Scholar calls for discomfort with Francis to spark reflection

Milan, Italy, Sep 27, 2013 / 03:29 pm (CNA).- The discomfort among some Catholics caused by Pope Francis' frank comments in his recent interview with Jesuit publications should become a source of personal reflection, according to a prominent Italian sociologist.“It is always useful to try to understand, to transform even the discomfort into cultural and political reflection, rather than keeping it in and later spitting it out as poison, as is the case with so many angry comments … [Read more...]

One-child policy still a massive threat to women, expert warns

Rome, Italy, Sep 25, 2013 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the 33rd anniversary of China's one-child policy, a women's rights activist has raised concern about those who believe the policy has ended, warning of the dangers it still poses. “The one child policy is definitely still happening. Any report that states that China is abandoning the one-child policy is false,” Reggie Littlejohn said in a Sept. 22 interview with CNA. Littlejohn is the founder and … [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...]

New Scotland archbishop encouraged by Pope Francis

Rome, Italy, Sep 21, 2013 / 06:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Monsignor Leo Cushley, who will be consecrated a bishop and installed as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh on Saturday, Sept. 21, said Pope Francis has personally encouraged him in his new calling.Msgr. Cushley is a priest of the Motherwell diocese in Scotland, but has served as a Holy See diplomat, heading the Vatican state department's English-language section. He has collaborated closely with both Pope Francis and … [Read more...]

Pontifical Council discusses future of marriage, family

Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2013 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week the Pontifical Council for the Family is holding a conference to discuss how to recover the true meaning of the family in the context of a growing process of deconstructionism and confusion. “The family is still regarded almost universally as a good,” said Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Sept. 19, while adding that in secular society “there are still … [Read more...]


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