‘Faith can do everything,’ reflects Pope

Vatican City, Jan 10, 2014 / 05:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his daily Mass Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith, stating that all things are possible with this virtue as long as we both confess our Faith, and entrust ourselves to God. “The strength of faith has overcome the world!” the Pope exclaimed during his Jan. 9 homily, “Our faith can do everything! It is victory!” Pope Francis concentrated his homily, given to those present in the chapel of the … [Read more...]

Cardinal commission for Vatican bank could undergo changes

Vatican City, Jan 10, 2014 / 02:07 am (CNA).- Pope Francis could be considering a reshuffle of the cardinals commission of the Institute for Religious Works, the so-called “Vatican bank,” also known by the Italian acronym of IOR. Changes to the cardinals commission could be made as soon as a separate pontifical commission  delivers the conclusions of its recent analysis of the Institute for Religious Works the to the Pope. Last year, Pope Francis charged the pontifical … [Read more...]

Cardinal commission for Vatican bank could undergo changes

Vatican City, Jan 10, 2014 / 02:07 am (CNA).- Pope Francis could be considering a reshuffle of the cardinals commission of the Institute for Religious Works, the so-called “Vatican bank,” also known by the Italian acronym of IOR. Changes to the cardinals commission could be made as soon as a separate pontifical commission delivers the conclusions of its recent analysis of the Institute for Religious Works to the Pope. Last year, Pope Francis charged the pontifical commission … [Read more...]

Pope Francis invites old friend for popemobile ride

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2014 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis welcomed an old friend – Father Fabrian Baez – to ride on his popemobile after spotting the priest in the crowd at the Jan. 8 General Audience at St. Peter's Square. The Argentinean priest has been friends with Pope Francis since they worked together in Buenos Aires. According to the newspaper La Nacion, Fr. Baez was able to get past a security barrier to get close to the Pope. He called out to the Holy Father, who … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: Christian love is not a ‘soap opera’

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2014 / 07:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass today, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of Christian love, explaining that it is not a form of selfish romanticism, but rather something “concrete” that requires sacrifice. “The love John speaks of is not the love of soap operas! No, it is something else. Christian love has a particular quality: concreteness,” the Pope emphasized in his Jan. 9 homily, referring to the words of the Apostle John in … [Read more...]

Legionaries begin first general chapter to revise constitutions

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2014 / 05:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Earlier this morning the Legionaries of Christ began their first Extraordinary General Chapter meeting to draft and approve their new constitutions, after which they will elect their new leadership. Opening with a Jan. 8 Mass celebrated by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the Chapter, which will be held behind closed doors throughout its duration, began its official meetings the morning of Jan. 9, and is slated to last roughly 20 days. The … [Read more...]

Pope urges faithful to remember ‘glorious hope’ of Baptism

Vatican City, Jan 8, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the sacrament of Baptism, highlighting how it is a gift which incorporates us into the body of Christ and impels us to evangelize. “Let us not forget the great gift we have received,” Pope Francis stated during his Jan. 8 general audience, “our baptism has changed us, given us a new and glorious hope, and empowered us to bring God’s … [Read more...]


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