Immigration advocates give Pope letters from children

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2014 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of U.S. immigration reform advocates participated in Wednesday’s General Audience at the Vatican, giving the Pope letters from children who face being separated from their parents by deportation. The group, which traveled from Los Angeles and was blessed by the city’s Archbishop Jose Gomez, hoped to encourage Pope Francis to advocate for them during his impending meeting with President Barack Obama. The group chose … [Read more...]

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German bishop accused of luxurious lifestyle resigns (Updated)

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2014 / 08:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Updated March 26, 2014 at 9:52a.m. MST. Adds comments from Cardinal Reinhard Marx at paragraph 3.In a March 26 statement the Holy See announced its acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebarts-van Elst, noting that the situation in his diocese does not allow the full exercise of his ministry. “Considering that in the diocese of Limburg a situation has arisen that prevents the fruitful exercise of the ministry of … [Read more...]

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Holy Orders fosters a passionate love of the Church, Pope notes

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2014 / 05:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Sacraments, devoting today’s discourse to those who receive Holy Orders, referring to it as a vocation of “service.” “Those who are ordained are placed at the head of the community as servants, as Jesus did and taught,” the Pope observed in his March 26 general audience, adding that “the sacrament also helps them to … [Read more...]

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Culture of exclusion sacrifices children, elderly, Pope warns

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Efforts to fight a “throw-away culture of exclusion” should include openness to the lives of the young and elderly, as well as education and even sports, Pope Francis has said. The Holy Father expressed his concern for “excessive economic liberalism and how it has instilled a culture of exclusion,” according to AICA.   “In some countries there exists a hidden euthanasia,” he said, with medical … [Read more...]

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Pope lauds Mary’s meekness on feast of the Annunciation

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2014 / 09:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized that salvation is a gift from the Lord which we ought to receive with humility and obedience, just as Mary did. “In order to receive this salvation, we need a humble heart, a meek heart, an obedient heart. Like that of Mary,” the Pope affirmed in his March 25 daily Mass. Addressing those gathered in the Vatican’s Saint Martha … [Read more...]

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Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2014 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance of family life in society, and expressed his desire to strengthen it in the Church. “We in Pennsylvania are grateful to continue this great tradition of reaffirming the importance, the beauty, and the joy of Christian family life,” the archbishop expressed during a March 25 press conference announcing … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis gaining interest of American publishing houses

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2014 / 02:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ words are grabbing the attention of American publishing houses as well of the U.S. bishops’ conference communications office, according to the Vatican Publishing House. “I would say that Pope Francis grabs a lot of interest in the world of publishers,” Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of Libreria Editrice Vaticana – Vatican Publishing House – told CNA March 4. Libreria Editrice Vaticana is … [Read more...]

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