The role of angels: one author’s push to shed light on the afterlife

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2014 / 01:58 pm (CNA).- In an effort to show what Scripture tells us about “the beyond,” often obscured by a society that leans toward darkness, Fr. Mark Haydu has published a new book exploring the depiction of angels in art. “There is a fascination in the world with the spiritual and the occult and the mysterious after death. We see it with vampires, we see it in popular books and television shows, etc.,” Fr. Haydu told CNA Sept. 29, the Feast … [Read more...]

Catholic Church the only body ‘effectively acting to eradicate pedophilia’

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2014 / 10:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A former Vatican spokesman has written, against the backdrop of the house arrest of a former nuncio being investigated for abuse of minors, that the Church is the only international body acting effectively against pedophilia. In an op-ed published in the Italian daily “La Repubblica” Sept. 25, Joaquin Navarro-Valls commented on the house arrest in Vatican City of Jozef Wesolowski, the former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2014 / 06:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us. “He presents things as if they were good, but his intention is destruction. And the angels defend us,” the Roman Pontiff told those gathered for his Sept. 29 Mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha residence chapel. The Bishop of … [Read more...]

UK bishop steps down over ‘being unfaithful’ to vows

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kieran Conry of the U.K. dioceses of Arundel and Brighton has announced his resignation after revealing he has been “unfaithful” to his “promises as a Catholic priest.” “I am sorry for the shame that I have brought on the diocese and the Church and I ask for your prayers and forgiveness,” he said in a brief statement, which has been read in all the Church's of the dioceses over the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis calls Benedict XVI the ultimate ‘grandfather’

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elderly people from around the world. Welcoming his predecessor, the Holy Father described Pope Benedict as the “grandfather of all grandfathers.” “I have said many times that it gives me great pleasure that he lives here in the Vatican, because it is like having a wise … [Read more...]

Future depends on encounter between young and old, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 09:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There is no future without the encounter between generations, Pope Francis said –  addressing the tens of thousands of grandparents and elderly men and women gathered for Mass in Saint Peter's Square.The Sept. 28 Mass followed an international encounter with the Holy Father and the elderly earlier in the morning.  Pope Francis opened his homily with a reflection on the Gospel reading in which Mary was greeted by … [Read more...]

Pope encourages Ghana bishops in Ebola aid, evangelization efforts

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2014 / 06:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Personal conversion is the key to the work and fruits of the Church, Pope Francis told bishops visiting Rome from Ghana, particularly noting the Church’s healthcare apostolate, due to the Ebola outbreak in several nearby countries. “From the grace of Christ experienced in our own converted hearts comes the spiritual strength which helps us promote virtue and holiness in our priests, men and women religious, and laity,” … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X