In wake of elections, Archbishop Gómez calls for peace amid protests

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 14, 2016 / 10:03 am (CNA).- Archbishop José H. Gomez called for mercy and an end to deportations during an interfaith prayer service Nov. 10 for peace, solidarity and unity at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.“In this country, we need to start building bridges and bringing people together,” he said. “We need to reach out to those who are hurting. Now is the time to build unity and heal communities, through our love for our neighbor and … [Read more...]

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In wake of elections, Archbishop Gómez calls for peace amid protests

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 14, 2016 / 10:03 am (CNA).- Archbishop José H. Gomez called for mercy and an end to deportations during an interfaith prayer service Nov. 10 for peace, solidarity and unity at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.“In this country, we need to start building bridges and bringing people together,” he said. “We need to reach out to those who are hurting. Now is the time to build unity and heal communities, through our love for our neighbor and … [Read more...]

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These four cardinals asked Pope Francis to clarify ‘Amoris laetitia’

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2016 / 01:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Citing conflicting interpretations of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, four prominent cardinals wrote a letter to him in September requesting that he “resolve the uncertainties and bring clarity.”The full text of the letter was published in an English translation by the National Catholic Register Nov. 14.“We the undersigned, but also many Bishops and Priests, have received numerous … [Read more...]

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As Year of Mercy ends, Holy Doors close around the world

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2016 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Holy Doors close in churches and basilicas around the world, including in Rome, it is estimated that over 20 million people participated in the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican – and a billion people may have participated in churches worldwide.According to Msgr. Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, it is estimated that 20.4 million people attended … [Read more...]

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What’s most important? God and our neighbor, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2016 / 09:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The reality that everything in this world is passing shouldn’t frighten us, Pope Francis said, but instead it should strengthen us to place our trust completely in Christ, recognizing that what is truly important endures: the Lord and our neighbor.The readings for the day, he said, “remind us that almost everything in this world is passing away, like running water. But there are treasured realities that remain, like a precious … [Read more...]

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Pope appoints new bishop of Hong Kong

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2016 / 05:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung Coadjutor Bishop of the diocese of Hong Kong, the Vatican announced Sunday.Bishop Ming-cheung, 69, has been auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong since Aug. 30, 2014. At the same time, he was also named Titular Bishop of Mons in Numidia by Pope Francis. He succeeds Cardinal John Tong Hon, 77, who has passed the minimum retirement age of 75.Born in Shanghai on Dec. 1, 1946, Bishop … [Read more...]

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MIT to host first ‘Gold Mass’ for Catholic scientists

Boston, Mass., Nov 12, 2016 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of Catholic Scientists will hold its first ever Gold Mass on Nov. 15, the feast day of St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists. The Mass will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) chapel on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., and both science educators and students are welcome to attend. The event is co-sponsored by the Tech Catholic Community, the Catholic Student group at MIT. The … [Read more...]

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