In service, conversion of heart is the first step, says Pope Francis

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2016 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In this transitory and often difficult life, it is necessary to have Christ as the center of everything you do, working to increase your own faith in Jesus and the faith of those you serve, Pope Francis said Monday.“Contemplating the life of Jesus and looking at our life as pilgrims in this world with so many challenges, we feel the need of a profound conversion and the urgency of reviving faith in Him,” he said.In a private … [Read more...]

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Albanian priest who moved the Pope to be named Cardinal

Rome, Italy, Oct 9, 2016 / 10:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Albanian priest whose testimony moved Pope Francis to tears in 2014 is one of the 17 international bishops and priests the Pope will elevate to the College of Cardinals Nov. 19.Father Ernest Troshani Simoni, 86, is one of the last survivors of the terrible Communist persecution in Albania. He shared his testimony with Pope Francis in 2014 during the Pope’s daytrip to Tirana, Albania. Pope Francis was visibly moved by the testimony … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis announces new consistory to coincide with close of Jubilee

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2016 / 04:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis announced that he will hold a consistory of cardinals on the Nov. 19 vigil of the close of the Jubilee of Mercy, during which he will elevate 13 bishops to the cardinalate – including three Americans.“Dear brothers and sisters I am happy to announce that Saturday, Nov. 19 at the vigil for the closing of the Holy Door of mercy, a consistory will take place for the nomination of 13 cardinals from 5 … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: the most godlike people might not be who you expect

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2016 / 03:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the close of the Marian Jubilee, Pope Francis said that it’s often strangers and even people from other religions who remind us of the Christian virtues of humility and thanksgiving, of which Mary is a prime model.“How many foreigners, including persons of other religions, give us an example of values that we sometimes forget or set aside,” the Pope said Oct. 9.People who live among us but might be “scorned and … [Read more...]

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Mary imitated God through service, Pope says

Rome, Italy, Oct 8, 2016 / 10:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a special Jubilee weekend dedicated to Mary, Pope Francis said Mary was not only Christ’s mother, but also his obedient disciple and a model of concrete service to others.“Throughout her life, Mary did everything that the Church is asked to do in perennial memory of Christ,” the Pope said Oct. 8.With her faith, “we learn to open our hearts to obey God; in her self-denial, we see the importance of tending to … [Read more...]

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Sistine Chapel Choir releases new album for Jubilee of Mercy

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2016 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the second year in a row the Sistine Chapel Choir has recorded an album inside the chapel of its namesake, this year selecting pieces by Palestrina that focus on mercy in honor of the Jubilee.Created in partnership with the classical music label Deutsche Grammophon, the second album was released Oct. 7 and is titled “Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli/Motets.”Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who lived from 1525-1594, is an … [Read more...]

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Charity is the heart of all missionary action, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2016 / 07:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After electing their new General Superior, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate had a meeting with Pope Francis, who told them that in the midst of a rapidly changing world, humanity needs missionaries filled love and zeal for the Gospel.“Today, every land is 'mission territory,' every dimension of the human being is mission territory, awaiting the announcement of the Gospel,” he said Oct. 6.“The field of … [Read more...]

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