Tourists welcome posting of priests in Vatican Museums

Vatican City, Jul 28, 2012 / 05:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The decision to make priests available inside the Vatican Museums to offer spiritual comfort to visitors has been generally welcomed by tourists in Rome.“I think it’s a good idea because they could answer a lot of questions if anybody is inspired and has questions about their faith,” 25-year-old Molly Sullens from San Diego told CNA as she exited an afternoon tour of the museums on July 27.“I think it’s a … [Read more...]

American exorcist-in-training shares his experience

Rome, Italy, Jul 25, 2012 / 04:03 am (CNA).- “I never thought I’d end up doing this, no,” admits the middle-aged priest whose unexpected path to becoming an exorcist began while saying one of his first Masses after he was ordained 15 years ago.“At the moment of consecration of the precious blood I asked the Lord to shower his blood upon the youth and to help any young men who may have a vocation to the priesthood.”The instant reaction of one 13-year old … [Read more...]

Vatican urges vacationers to respect God’s creation

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2012 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is urging people to respect creation when they take their summer vacation, which will allow them to more easily encounter God.“We invite everyone to promote and use tourism in a respectful and responsible way in order to allow it to develop all of its potentialities, with the certainty that in contemplating the beauty of nature and peoples we can arrive at the encounter with God,” said the July 24 letter marking … [Read more...]

Vatican urges vacationers to respect God’s creation

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2012 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is urging people to respect creation when they take their summer vacation, which will allow them to more easily encounter God.“We invite everyone to promote and use tourism in a respectful and responsible way in order to allow it to develop all of its potentialities, with the certainty that in contemplating the beauty of nature and peoples we can arrive at the encounter with God,” said the July 24 letter marking … [Read more...]

Vatican’s doctrine chief: Pius X Society must accept Vatican II teachings

Rome, Italy, Jul 24, 2012 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the new head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is optimistic about reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X, he says that the teachings of the Church – including the dogmatic content of the Second Vatican Council – will never be up for re-negotiation.“The purpose of dialogue is to overcome difficulties in the interpretation of the Second Vatican Council,” Archbishop … [Read more...]

Vatican denies speculation about Vatileaks suspects

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2012 / 01:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is denying newspaper claims that three officials close to Pope Benedict XVI were found complicit in the recent leaking of sensitive papal information to the media.“The Secretariat of State expresses its firm and total disapproval of those publications, which are not based on objective criteria and seriously damage the honor of the people concerned, who have served the Holy Father faithfully for many years,” said a … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict ‘deeply shocked’ by Aurora tragedy

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Jul 22, 2012 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI is “deeply shocked by the senseless violence” carried out by a lone gunman who injured 58 people and claimed the lives of 12 more when he attacked the crowd in an Aurora, Colo. cinema on July 20. “I share the distress of the families and friends of the victims and the injured, especially the children. Assuring all of you of my closeness in prayer, I impart my blessing as a … [Read more...]


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