Pope unites Church with global Holy Hour

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2013 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis united churches from all world dioceses yesterday when he presided Eucharistic Adoration in Rome to mark the feast day of Corpus Christi. He led the prayer, which consists of adoring the body of Christ, for worldwide Catholics who gathered in churches and cathedrals. The pontiff presided the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ in front of thousands of people inside Saint Peter’s Basilica from 5 to 6 … [Read more...]

Faith requires sharing, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2013 / 09:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The multiplication of the loaves and fish highlights our need to share our faith with others as part of a conversion to a deeper unity with Christ, Pope Francis says. “The feast of Corpus Christi asks us to convert to faith in Providence, to share the little that we are and that we have, and to not ever close ourselves in,” said Pope Francis June 2. During his Sunday Angelus address on the Feast of Corpus Christi, which … [Read more...]

Vatican conference to reveal harm of prescription drugs for children

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2013 / 11:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An upcoming conference at the Vatican will examine the harmful effects of using prescription drugs rather than therapy to treat emotional disorders and mental illnesses in children and expectant mothers. “We want this conference to show a scholarly perspective and then we also want to disseminate our information to a wider audience with the Vatican’s help,” a psychologist who has helped organize the conference, Barry … [Read more...]

Pope closes Mary’s month reflecting on her spiritual attitude

Vatican City, May 31, 2013 / 01:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a Rosary in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of May, Pope Francis asked people to “listen, decide, and take action” like Mary did. “Listen to everyday reality, to people, to the facts because the Lord is at our door and knocks in many ways, he places signs in our path; he give us the ability to see them,” the Pope said in front of thousands of pilgrims, following the 8:00 p.m. Rosary. He spoke … [Read more...]

Legion of Christ update presented to Pope Francis

Vatican City, May 31, 2013 / 12:04 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The papal delegate overseeing the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christ met with Pope Francis on Monday to discuss the progress that has been made in reforming the two religious bodies. During their 45-minute meeting, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis said, he and the Pope discussed the drafting of a new constitution for the Legion of Christ, which will be presented at the order’s General Chapter in early 2014. They also discussed the … [Read more...]

Praising God frees us from sorrow, Pope proclaims

Vatican City, May 31, 2013 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians often act like they are “going to a funeral procession rather than to praise God,” Pope Francis declared, urging believers to spend time praising God so they are not slaves to their sorrows. “You here at Mass,” the Pope said in the chapel of St. Martha’s House, “do you give praise to God or do you only petition God and thank God? “Do you praise God?” he repeated, pointing out … [Read more...]

Vatican bank president focusing on image change

Vatican City, May 31, 2013 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The new head of the Vatican’s Institute for Works of Religion, Ernst von Freyberg, says his main goal is to improve the image so that the Pope’s message remains in the spotlight. “My dream is that our reputation is such that people don’t think of us any more, when they think about the Vatican, but that they listen to what the Pope says,” remarked von Freyberg in an exclusive May 31 interview with Vatican … [Read more...]


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