Pope Benedict says humility is the way of God

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Sep 23, 2012 / 11:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI is calling upon Christians to follow the example of Jesus Christ in becoming “last of all and servants of all.” “A key point in which God and man are different is pride,” said the Pope during his Angelus address to pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo Sept. 23. “We, who are little, desire to appear great, to be first; while God, who is truly great, is not afraid to humble himself, and … [Read more...]

International conference examines meaning of marital union

Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2012 / 05:09 pm (CNA).- Scholars at a two-day conference in Rome explored the beauty of God’s plan for the marital union and the importance of this union for individuals and society as a whole.“The goal of the conference is to examine, to analyze what the conjugal union really is,” said Father Jose Granados, of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, which organized the conference at the request of the Congregation for … [Read more...]

Pope tells French bishops defense of marriage is prophetic

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2012 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Against the backdrop of an effort to recognize “gay marriage” in France, Pope Benedict XVI told a group of French bishops that the truth about marriage and the family is vital to society and must be promoted in bold and creative ways.He said marriage and the family “must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is in fact injurious to human … [Read more...]

Third installment of ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ due out in Italy at Christmas

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2012 / 02:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Publishing House has signed an agreement allowing the publication of Pope Benedict's latest book on Jesus, which focuses on the the infancy of Christ.Italian publisher Rizzoli signed an agreement Sept. 21 with the Vatican Publishing House and was given the mandate to sell the rights to publish the Pope's writings around the globe.In Italy, the book focusing on the childhood of Christ is expected to be released at … [Read more...]

Catholic organization launches online multimedia portal

Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2012 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic media network Aleteia.org has launched a new website to present a collection of the “best print and multimedia content” from Catholic organizations across the globe.“Today we're announcing that more than 1,000 Catholic institution movements and media are joined together launching a network to answer all the questions and information that people are looking for in the Internet,” Jesus Colina, Chairman … [Read more...]

Pope greets Rome’s rabbi ahead of holy days

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In celebration of three upcoming Jewish holy days, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of prayer and friendship to Riccardo Di Sengi, the chief rabbi of Rome.The Pope expressed his best wishes to the Jewish community for three holy days which are all celebrated in the month of September.Marking Rosh Hashanah, the New Year; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; and Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, Pope Benedict expressed his … [Read more...]

Pope charges new bishops to boldly proclaim the faith

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2012 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict called on a group of newly-consecrated bishops to boldly present the Gospel to everyone, so that they encounter Christ and the faith becomes stronger around the world.In keeping with Jesus’ command to the apostles, Pope Benedict told the bishops that he is asking them to “boldly invite the people from every walk of life to an encounter with Christ and to render more solid the … [Read more...]


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