Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2014 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria. “Pope Francis acted as the humblest of the workers,” Franco Paini, chef of the Vatican cafeteria, told Vatican Radio July 25. “He got here, he took his tray, his utensils, he got in the line and waited his turn, and then we served him.” Taking … [Read more...]

Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2014 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria. “Pope Francis acted as the humblest of the workers,” Franco Paini, chef of the Vatican cafeteria, told Vatican Radio July 25. “He got here, he took his tray, his utensils, he got in the line and waited his turn, and then we served him.” Taking … [Read more...]

Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2014 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria. “Pope Francis acted as the humblest of the workers,” Franco Paini, chef of the Vatican cafeteria, told Vatican Radio July 25. “He got here, he took his tray, his utensils, he got in the line and waited his turn, and then we served him.” Taking … [Read more...]

Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance. On July 25, reports began to circulate the Archbishop Chaput had confirmed Pope Francis’ presence at the meeting in his cathedral city next year. However, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia explained … [Read more...]

Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance. On July 25, reports began to circulate the Archbishop Chaput had confirmed Pope Francis’ presence at the meeting in his cathedral city next year. However, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia explained … [Read more...]

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2014 / 06:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech. “Too often in modern politics, debates about our values have been viewed as either wedges to win elections or unnecessary distractions to be avoided,” Rubio said during a July 23 talk at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. … [Read more...]

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA).- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same. “We’ve been advised not to google ourselves,” Rilene said, laughing. These three are the subjects of a recently released documentary, “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” which chronicles their stories of having same-sex attraction, and how they eventually found peace in the Catholic Church. The film made its world … [Read more...]


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