Thinking of yourself won’t make you holy, but serving others will, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2014 / 07:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience address, Pope Francis said that holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that must be put into practice through daily witness and attentiveness to the needs of others. “Growing in holiness thus means becoming better persons, free of selfishness and self-absorption, and ever ready to place ourselves at the service of our brothers and sisters in the Church,” the Pope told pilgrims present in … [Read more...]

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Vatican communication reform underway, but no decisions yet

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2014 / 09:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Though the Vatican's communications reform committee met last week, it is still to be seen how the committee's proposals will be incorporated within a larger reform of the Roman Curia. The committee met for three days last week, and began an exploration of the Vatican's media branches; but no official communication on the meeting has been delivered. According to sources, the committee, which is chaired by Chris Patten and … [Read more...]

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Pope: Christians living under false appearances are ‘dead’

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2014 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in the spiritual life, but rather must seek constant conversion. The Pope addressed those present in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse for his Nov. 18 daily Mass, saying that the Lord constantly calls us to conversion, and condemned “those who live by appearances, Christians of appearances.” “Appearances are these … [Read more...]

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Annulment process is no business, Roman Rota official clarifies

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official of the Apostolic See's court of higher instance has explained that annulment procedures are already free in most cases. He also blamed the media for providing a biased examination of the issues. Msgr. Piero Amenta, a prelate auditor of the Roman Rota, stressed in a lengthy Nov. 14 article in Italian at … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Children have right to a mother and father

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2014 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.” The Pope made these remarks on Nov. 17 at the opening of the three-day international, interfaith colloquium entitled The Complementarity of Man and Woman, currently underway in the Vatican. Also referred to as the “Humanum” … [Read more...]

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It’s official! Pope Francis announces 2015 visit to US

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2014 / 01:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Updated November 17, 2014 at 6:25a.m. MST. Adds comments from Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ at paragraphs 9-10.Pope Francis on Monday officially announced that he will visit the U.S. in September 2015, including a visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. “I wish to confirm, if God wills it, that in September of 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families,” he … [Read more...]

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Dialogue with immigrants overcomes tensions, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2014 / 09:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made an appeal for peace and dialogue with members of immigrant communities in his remarks after the weekly recitation of the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday. The Pope cited recent tensions in Rome between residents and immigrants, which echoed tensions in other European cities. He called on civil institutions at all levels to prioritize this “social emergency” which will continue to degenerate if … [Read more...]

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