‘Use your body for the glory of God,’ archbishop tells Olympians

London, England, Jul 28, 2012 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster reminded Olympians this afternoon that the deepest meaning of sporting achievement is giving “glory to their maker.” “We will see many fine sports men and women use their bodies, their minds and their spirits in the quest for glory. But the message of the Gospel goes deeper. It reminds us, vividly, that our bodies are for the glory of God,” Archbishop Nichols said at a … [Read more...]

Former atheist poet reveals details of her Catholic conversion

Rome, Italy, Jul 27, 2012 / 03:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church,” said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine months in 2010. “The whole process took from March to December, and I was received into the Catholic Church at the Vatican in December, so it was a bit of a lightning flash,” she told CNA on July 24. A 41-year-old Englishwoman, … [Read more...]

Olympic Cross aims to foster faith during games

London, England, Jul 26, 2012 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in England have created an Olympic Cross to help reach out to Olympians and attendees of the 2012 Olympic Games. “We wanted to create a keepsake that symbolizes everything the games truly represent, something we could then pass on to future Olympic host nations,” explained James Parker, Catholic Executive Coordinator for the 2012 Games. “As Christians our lives mean nothing without the Cross and so this … [Read more...]

SSPX set three conditions for reunification with Rome

Rome, Italy, Jul 25, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of St. Pius X's three conditions for re-uniting with Rome have been revealed in a letter sent by their General Secretary to the society’s superiors across the world. “The freedom to accuse and even to correct the promoters of the errors or the innovations of modernism, liberalism, and Vatican II and its aftermath,” is listed as part of the first condition in the July 17 letter from Fr. Christian … [Read more...]

Summer with Pope the best time of the year, Italian bishop says

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Jul 25, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Castel Gandolfo, Italy said that with the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for his summer vacation, the happiest time of the year begins for the diocese. In a July 15 interview with CNA, Bishop Semeraro reflected that having the Pope so close during the summer months “is a great joy.” “The people of Castel Gandolfo feel it is like having someone from the family visit who fills us … [Read more...]

New Scottish bishop could see going to jail over ‘gay marriage’

Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 25, 2012 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow could see himself being imprisoned for speaking out in support of the traditional married family. “I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” Archbishop Tartaglia said in an interview with STV News July 24. His comments came just a day before the Scottish government announced it would legislate in … [Read more...]

Catholics to mark opening of Olympic Games with Masses

London, England, Jul 22, 2012 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in England and Wales will celebrate special Masses to open the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, which begin on July 27. James Parker, Catholic Executive Coordinator for the 2012 Games, said many past Olympians and sports professionals from across the world and the London area are Catholics who “take in the thrill of the games.” “These men and women better than most know the importance of … [Read more...]


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