New statutes for economic reform are in effect at the Vatican

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 09:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Statutes of the Vatican Council for Economy, Secretariat for the Economy, and General Auditor went into effect March 1, having been signed Feb. 22 by Msgr. Bryan Wells, assessor of the Secretariat of State. The text of the statutes have not been released by the Holy See Press Office, but can be seen in the Vatican's Courtyard of San Damaso, where they are displayed. The statutes of the Secretariat for the Economy stressed over … [Read more...]

The solution to North African violence – dialogue and encounter, Pope says

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday encouraged the bishops from northern Africa to dialogue with and encounter other groups, fostering hope for good relations between Muslims and Christians in the region. “Interreligious dialogue is an important part of the life of your Churches,” Pope Francis said March 2, addressing the bishops of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya during their ad limina visit to Rome. “The most effective … [Read more...]

Pope Francis explains why judging yourself is a Christian virtue

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The capacity of all men to commit the most despicable of sins should inspire the self-awareness necessary to accept God's mercy and move forward in the Christian life, Pope Francis said. “We are all sinners,” the pontiff said in his Lenten homily at the Santa Marta residence chapel Mar. 2. He added that it is “a Christian virtue” to be able to judge oneself, according to Vatican Radio's translation. The … [Read more...]

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals. The New York priest has submitted Letters to the Editor of the publication since 1961 and recently compiled them all in a self-published book entitled “Jousting with the New York Times 1961-2014: Worldviews in Radical Conflict.” Why has he … [Read more...]

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals. The New York priest has submitted Letters to the Editor of the publication since 1961 and recently compiled them all in a self-published book entitled “Jousting with the New York Times 1961-2014: Worldviews in Radical Conflict.” Why has he … [Read more...]

The message of Jesus at the Transfiguration: Listen and follow, Pope says

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2015 / 10:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address March 1.Last week the faithful were shown Christ victorious in the desert after enduring temptation from the devil, a reminder of the victory over sin offered to everyone through Christ. Today Jesus reveals the destination of the journey of conversion, which is “participation in … [Read more...]

Is there a ‘roadmap to happiness’ in marriage? New video series says yes

Rome, Italy, Mar 1, 2015 / 06:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the family in the spotlight ahead of the Church’s upcoming Synod in October, one video initiative is confronting today's marriage crisis head-on by teaching couples to discover its beauty. “We wanted to develop a program that is going to meet (couples) where they are at, inspire them to God’s beautiful plan for love, for marriage, where we are called to find our happiness,” said Dr. Edward Sri, theology … [Read more...]


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