Pope Francis: What will Jesus ask you on judgement day?

Rome, Italy, Nov 15, 2015 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis paid a visit to Rome’s Lutheran community, where he took questions and told attendees that what we will ultimately be judged on is how we cared for the poor and less fortunate. “What will the Lord ask us on that day? Did you go to Mass? Have you prepared a good catechesis?” the Pope said Nov. 15. While these things are important, the deeper questions will be “on the poor. Because poverty is the center of the Gospel. H … [Read more...]

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Using God’s name to justify violence is ‘blasphemy,’ Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2015 / 05:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an “affront to human dignity,” and encouraging attendees to find hope in Jesus. “I wish to express my deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks which on Friday evening covered France in blood,” the Pope said in his Nov. 15 Angelus address. “Such barbarity leaves us shocked and makes us … [Read more...]

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A new look into the Vatican’s stunning museums

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA).- Those who haven't made it to the world famous Vatican Museums needn't worry – the Church’s treasures will now come to them through a new DVD series aimed at sharing the small country’s rich patrimony with the world. “The idea was to do a series of six DVDs that can help those who have seen the Museums as well as those who will never go to understand the patrimony that we have,” Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano told … [Read more...]

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US bishops met with Obama yesterday. Here’s what they talked about.

Washington D.C., Nov 14, 2015 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- Leading Catholic bishops met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday and had a discussed a number of issues including religious liberty, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops confirmed. “The bishops are grateful for this opportunity for candid, cordial dialogue with the President and Vice President of the United States,” the conference said in a written statement after the meeting. The conversation … [Read more...]

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What Pope Francis has to say about Dostoyevsky and Guardini

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday referred to the enduring relevance of two thinkers who have had a profound impact on his own thought: Romano Guardini, an early 20th century theologian, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a 19th century novelist. “I am convinced that Guardini is a thinker who has much to say to the people of our time, and not only to Christians,” the Pope said Nov. 13 at the Vatican's Clementine Hall. He was addressing the … [Read more...]

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UPDATED: Pope calls Paris terrorist attacks part of ‘piecemeal WWIII’

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2015 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The acts of terrorism which took place in Paris Friday night are the latest part in what Pope Francis has called a “piecemeal World War III,” describing the attacks as “inhuman.” “There is no justification for these things,” the pontiff said in a phone interview Saturday with TV 2000, the official broadcasting station for the Italian Bishops Conference. Speaking in response to the Nov. 13 attacks, … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput named as one of new members on synod council

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2015 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday the names of the 15 cardinals and bishops chosen to prepare for the next synod were announced by the Vatican – one of them being Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. The names of the new members of the synod council were announced in a Nov. 14 communique from the Vatican. The Council for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops is charged with preparing for the Ordinary Synod, which takes place every … [Read more...]

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