Cardinal hopes for upcoming beatification of Pope Paul VI

Vatican City, Aug 10, 2012 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Commemorating the 34th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, retired Archbishop of Milan Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi said he hopes to see the late pontiff raised to the altars soon. “I trust and greatly desire that soon – and I am sure than many, everyone, shares this – the Church can venerate Paul VI as blessed,” he said during an Aug. 6 Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. “This desire is ignited every … [Read more...]

Pope explains St. Dominic’s nine ways of prayer

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of St. Dominic, Pope Benedict XVI praised the founder of the Order of Preachers as “a man of prayer, in love with God” whose nine ways of prayer are an example for Christians’ daily life.St. Dominic, the Pope said, united the proclamation of the Gospel with “witness to a life of poverty.”“In every moment, prayer was the force that renewed and rendered fruitful his apostolic … [Read more...]

Pope explains St. Dominic’s nine ways of prayer

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of St. Dominic, Pope Benedict XVI praised the founder of the Order of Preachers as “a man of prayer, in love with God” whose nine ways of prayer are an example for Christians’ daily life.St. Dominic, the Pope said, united the proclamation of the Gospel with “witness to a life of poverty.”“In every moment, prayer was the force that renewed and rendered fruitful his apostolic … [Read more...]

Pope praises joyfulness of Bavarian culture

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 6, 2012 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Groups of choirs, dancers, artists, poets and horn blowers from Pope Benedict XVI’s native Bavaria visited the pontiff at Castel Gandolfo on Friday as a belated birthday present.Over 1,000 pilgrims from Bavaria visited the papal summer residence under the leadership of Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Vatican Radio reports.Men, women and children dressed in colorful lederhosen and summer dresses for a … [Read more...]

Archbishop Muller presents positive vision for Vatican’s doctrine office

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2012 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The new head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says he wants the department to play a positive role in the New Evangelization, rather than simply responding to doctrinal problems as they arise.   “The task of this congregation is not only to defend the Catholic faith but to promote it, to give the positive aspects and possibilities of the whole richness of the Catholic faith,” Archbishop … [Read more...]

Vatican Observatory head praises Curiosity rover landing

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2012 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican Observatory director Fr. José Gabriel Funes thinks that “everybody” should be happy with the successful landing of the Mars science rover Curiosity.Fr. Funes said he liked the rover’s name because curiosity is “a driving force to do science, to do research.”“Human beings are basically curious,” he told Vatican Radio Aug. 6. “We want to know how many things in the universe … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict challenges believers to put God before worldly cares

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 5, 2012 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- God's promise of a new and eternal life deserves priority over earthly desires for things that can never satisfy the heart, Pope Benedict XVI taught in his Aug. 5 Sunday Angelus address at Castel Gandolfo.“Jesus wants to help people move beyond the immediate satisfaction of their material needs, although they are important too. He wants to open a horizon of existence which is not simply that of the daily concerns of … [Read more...]


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