Rio archbishop calls for ‘missionary disciples’ in Americas

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 18, 2013 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in the Americas will be strengthened only by faithful Catholics whose lives of witness flow from their relationship with Jesus, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has said. "A missionary disciple must live the encounter with Christ," Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta said Nov. 16 to a group of Catholic leaders gathered in Mexico City. The Americas today are in urgent need of missionaries, and evangelization is … [Read more...]

Evangelize with honey, not vinegar, Cardinal Dolan says

Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2013 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians should be warm, and so invite people into relationship with Christ and the “yes” of the Gospel, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, says. “Evangelization means attracting people to the person and message of Jesus Christ,” Cardinal Dolan explained to CNA Nov. 12 during the  U.S. bishops' general assembly in Baltimore, Md. “If they fall in love with Jesus and the Church, … [Read more...]

Conference highlights Mary as example of evangelization

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 17, 2013 / 01:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Church leaders at a conference in Mexico City emphasized unity and Christ-centered witness, as they discussed Our Lady of Guadalupe's ongoing call to evangelize the Americas. "Our Lady of Guadalupe is the mother of the Mexicans, but she is also the mother of everyone who draws near to her," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to Mexico, said Nov. 16. When Our Lady appeared, she changed the future of the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis recommends ‘spiritual medicine’

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2013 / 10:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the close of his Angelus address today, Pope Francis encouraged those in St. Peter’s Square to pick up a little box of spiritual medicine on their way out. “I would like now to all of you to consider a medicine. But some may think, ‘the Pope is being a pharmacist now?’ It is a special medicine to make the fruit of the Year of Faith that is coming to a close more concrete,” said Pope Francis Nov. 17, as he … [Read more...]

Vatican removes ‘La Repubblica’ interview from its website

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2013 / 08:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See's press officer announced Nov. 15 that the Vatican had chosen to take down the text of Pope Francis' interview in La Repubblica, which had been featured among his speeches, from it's website. “The information in the interview is reliable on a general level but not on the level of each individual point analyzed: this is why it was decided the text should not be available for consultation on the Holy See … [Read more...]

Mother Teresa Awards given to promoters of social justice

Mumbai, India, Nov 16, 2013 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Harmony Foundation, based in Mumbai, on Oct. 27 conferred its Mother Teresa Awards on eight individuals and an organization for their work towards social justice and peace in the world. “We strive to restore belief in compassion and egalitarianism that highlights the various endeavors taken up by individuals and NGOs to promote peace and strengthen humanity as a whole,” Abraham Mathai, who founded The Harmony Foundation … [Read more...]

Pope to Guadalupe pilgrims: use Gospel’s ‘perfume’ to evangelize

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 16, 2013 / 02:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ video message to the pilgrims gathered in Mexico City today encouraged the faithful to spread the Gospel with a peaceful manner, as did Christ. “The task of evangelization requires much patience, much patience…don’t lose peace in the presence of discord.  And know also to present the Christian message in a serene and gradual manner, with the perfume of the Gospel, as the Lord did,” … [Read more...]


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