Using God’s name to justify violence is ‘blasphemy,’ Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2015 / 05:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus. “I wish to express my deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks which on Friday evening covered France in blood,” the Pope said in his Nov. 15 Angelus address. “Such barbarity leaves us shocked and makes us … [Read more...]

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A new look into the Vatican’s stunning museums

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA).- Those who haven't made it to the world famous Vatican Museums needn't worry – the Church’s treasures will now come to them through a new DVD series aimed at sharing the small country’s rich patrimony with the world. “The idea was to do a series of six DVDs that can help those who have seen the Museums as well as those who will never go to understand the patrimony that we have,” Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano told … [Read more...]

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What Pope Francis has to say about Dostoyevsky and Guardini

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday referred to the enduring relevance of two thinkers who have had a profound impact on his own thought: Romano Guardini, an early 20th century theologian, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a 19th century novelist. “I am convinced that Guardini is a thinker who has much to say to the people of our time, and not only to Christians,” the Pope said Nov. 13 at the Vatican's Clementine Hall. He was addressing the … [Read more...]

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UPDATED: Pope calls Paris terrorist attacks part of ‘piecemeal WWIII’

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2015 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The acts of terrorism which took place in Paris Friday night are the latest part in what Pope Francis has called a “piecemeal World War III,” describing the attacks as “inhuman.” “There is no justification for these things,” the pontiff said in a phone interview Saturday with TV 2000, the official broadcasting station for the Italian Bishops Conference. Speaking in response to the Nov. 13 attacks, … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput named as one of new members on synod council

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2015 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday the names of the 15 cardinals and bishops chosen to prepare for the next synod were announced by the Vatican – one of them being Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. The names of the new members of the synod council were announced in a Nov. 14 communique from the Vatican. The Council for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops is charged with preparing for the Ordinary Synod, which takes place every … [Read more...]

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Vatican shocked over Paris terror attacks, calls for global response

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2015 / 06:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After Friday evening's devastating terror attacks throughout Paris that are reported to have claimed over 100 lives, the Vatican voiced its dismay over the events and urged a “decisive” response. “We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening, terrorist violence and hatred which we condemn in the most radical way together with the Pope and all those who love peace,” Holy See press office director Fr. … [Read more...]

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For Pope Francis, the Eucharist satisfies our every hunger

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2015 / 02:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Pope Francis, the Eucharist is all that can satisfy humanity’s deepest hungers and longings, and is a source of hope, joy, and zeal in leading others to Christ. “Human beings all over the word today need nourishment. And this nourishment is not just to satisfy physical hunger,” the Pope said in his Nov. 10 video message for the opening of India's 50th National Eucharistic Congress, being held in Mumbai. In … [Read more...]

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