Pope: we will be judged by our behavior towards others

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2014 / 02:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis dedicated his daily homily to the virtue of charity, stressing that we shouldn't be “ashamed” to touch those who suffer, and cautioned against turning our faith into a mere ritual. “Don’t be ashamed of the flesh of our brother, it’s our flesh! We will be judged by the way we behave towards this brother, this sister,” the Pope emphasized in his March 7 daily Mass. Speaking to those … [Read more...]

US bishops to tour Mexico border, say Mass for fallen migrants

Washington D.C., Mar 7, 2014 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- American bishops will gather in Arizona at the end of March to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and offer a Mass in memory of migrant persons who have died trying to gain entry into the United States. “We exhibit our own indifference when we minimize or ignore this suffering and death, as if these people are not worth our attention. It degrades us as a nation,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and … [Read more...]

Chicago cardinal says cancer appears to be active again

Chicago, Ill., Mar 7, 2014 / 11:13 am (CNA).- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago told his archdiocese that Lent finds him in “poor health” as cancer in his right kidney that was dormant for over a year is “showing signs of new activity.” “While I am not experiencing symptoms of cancer at this time, this is a difficult form of the disease, and it will most probably eventually be the cause of my death,” he wrote in his most recent column for the Catholic New … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput confident of papal visit to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 7, 2014 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has “great confidence” that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015. The archbishop said March 7 a Pennsylvania delegation will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis to share the “great excitement and momentum” surrounding the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to be held Sept. 22-27 of next … [Read more...]

Priest clarifies misconceptions on Pope’s civil union remarks

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2014 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest connected with the Vatican press office addressed Pope Francis' recent words on civil unions in an interview, noting that his comments were general and did not imply a change in Church doctrine. “There have been numerous questions, calls and messages throughout the day today regarding Pope Francis' recent interview in the Italian daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera, particularly referring to the section on marriage … [Read more...]

Burning of JPII’s letters would be senseless, cardinal says

Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2014 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz addressed his controversial publishing of letters which John Paul II asked to be burned, affirming that the decision is prudent as the letters are “a good for humanity.” “These writings were consigned for the process of beatification. They were delivered, examined by the commission,” Cardinal Dziwisz told CNA in an interview last month, adding that any “polemic” surrounding the … [Read more...]

Disney ends Boy Scout donations due to gay leader ban

Orlando, Fla., Mar 7, 2014 / 02:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Less than a year after the Boy Scouts lifted its ban on openly homosexual members, the Walt Disney Company has cut the scouting organization from an employee donation program because it does not allow openly gay scout leaders. On Feb. 28, the company said employees may no longer donate to the scouts through the company’s VoluntEARS program. A Disney spokesperson noted the company’s anti-discrimination policy, which bars … [Read more...]


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