Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2012 / 01:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings aimed at healing the division between what Christians say they profess, what they actually believe, and how they live their lives.“Christians often do not even know the core of their Catholic faith, the Creed, thus leaving room for a certain syncretism and religious relativism, without clarity on the truths to be … [Read more...]

Saints are example for how to evangelize, Cardinal Amato says

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2012 / 11:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared saints the “indispensable protagonists” of the New Evangelization, which is the focus of the ongoing synod in Rome.“The saints evangelize by their virtuous lives,” said Cardinal Angelo Amato during the Oct. 15 afternoon session of the synod of bishops on the New Evangelization. “They incarnate the evangelical beatitudes. They are the mirror to … [Read more...]

Rome sabbatical course revised to allow more US priests

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Rome-based sabbatical program for priests from the U.S. is being overhauled to allow even more American clerics to take time out to pray, relax and study in the Eternal City. “I think this sabbatical course is so, so essential. Priests come here, I think, tired. They come here perhaps having lost of some of that initial zeal,” course director Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo, told CNA. “And what we find is that in … [Read more...]

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as ‘call Christians to arms’

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with a video making alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.“This was never meant to call Christians to arms. I sincerely apologize. I never meant to do this,” Cardinal Turkson told yesterday afternoon’s free discussion period of the synod on the New … [Read more...]

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as calling Christians to arms

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with a video making alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.“This was never meant to call Christians to arms. I sincerely apologize. I never meant to do this,” Cardinal Turkson told yesterday afternoon’s free discussion period of the synod on the New … [Read more...]

Leader of rescued Chilean miners visits Pope for Year of Faith

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the second anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 workers from a mine in Chile, the group's leader  attended a Mass opening the Year of Faith at the Vatican on Oct.11, thanking Pope Benedict for his prayers. Luis Urzua Iribarren, 54, was shift leader at time of the collapse in the San Jose Mine in Atacama. He was the last to reach the surface during the rescue effort that began on Oct. 11, 2010, and ended two days … [Read more...]

Pope believes Christianity will rekindle in Europe

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2012 / 11:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI granted a rare interview to the creators of a documentary in which he said that he is “convinced” that “there will also be a new springtime for Christianity” in Europe.The bishops, experts and observers at the synod on the New Evangelization were treated to a screening of the new documentary at the Oct. 15 afternoon session.“(T)he desire for God…is profoundly inscribed into each … [Read more...]


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