How to not be a ‘beige Catholic,’ according to Bishop Barron

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2016 / 05:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks to be dominated by the culture, Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday.“Beige Catholicism,” the bishop said, is the “dominance of the prevailing culture over Catholicism,” where Catholics are “too culturally accommodating” and “excessively apologetic.”Bishop … [Read more...]

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Pope to Catholicos Karekin II: ‘We have embraced as brothers’

Yerevan, Armenia, Jun 26, 2016 / 01:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis reiterated his desire for full communion with the Armenian Apostolic Church during its divine liturgy on Sunday, the final major event of his three-day visit to the Caucasus nation.Delivering his address after the homily of Catholicos Karekin II, who presided over the liturgy, the Pope also asked the supreme leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church to bless him, the Catholic Church, and “this our path towards full … [Read more...]

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‘Hate crime’ case against Valencia archbishop thrown out

Valencia, Spain, Jun 25, 2016 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that the cardinal’s homily warning of a “gay empire” is protected by freedom of speech.During a May 13 homily, Cardinal Canizares voiced support for “the precious good of the Christian family” and denounced what he called a push by politicians and the “gay … [Read more...]

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Pope to Armenian Church: “Let us race towards full communion!”

Yerevan, Jun 25, 2016 / 10:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday.“With great joy, we are walking together on a journey that has already taken us far, and we look confidently towards the day when by God’s help we shall be united around the altar of Christ’s sacrifice in the fullness of Eucharistic communion,” he said.About … [Read more...]

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Is Francis the last Pope? A rare interview with Archbishop Gänswein

Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What is Benedict XVI's own view of his historical resignation? What has the fall-out been from his secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein's controversial remark on an “expanded petrine office”? What about the “Prophesy of Malachy,” which allegedly sees Francis as the last pontiff?In a recent and candid conversation, veteran journalist and EWTN Rome correspondent Paul Badde sat down with Archbishop … [Read more...]

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Faith is not a museum piece, Pope says

Gyumri, Armenia, Jun 25, 2016 / 03:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the first major Mass of his three-day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis said faith is not a thing of the past, like an artifact in a museum. Rather, it is kept alive through continuous encounters with Christ.Faith “is born and reborn from a life-giving encounter with Jesus, from experiencing how his mercy illumines every situation in our lives,” the Pope said during his June 25 homily in the northwestern city of … [Read more...]

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Faith is not a museum piece, Pope says

Gyumri, Armenia, Jun 25, 2016 / 03:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the first major Mass of his three-day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis said faith is not a thing of the past, like an artifact in a museum. Rather, it is kept alive through continuous encounters with Christ.Faith “is born and reborn from a life-giving encounter with Jesus, from experiencing how his mercy illumines every situation in our lives,” the Pope said during his June 25 homily in the northwestern city of … [Read more...]

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