Take a hike – and you just might find God, these trekkers say

Santiago, Chile, Aug 12, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some people hike to compete, others to challenge themselves. But as the sport increases as a global trend, others have taken it up as a way of drawing closer to God.   Take the new “To the Top” initiative from Chile's Mas Alla del Deporte (Beyond Sports) organization. These young people, their families, as well as professional and amateur athletes alike are climbing the mountains of Santiago to bring together … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

What a pro-life march looks like in Ghana

Accra, Ghana, Aug 12, 2015 / 12:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 1,000 people took part in a pro-life march in Ghana’s capital of Accra, seeking to protect all life and rejecting efforts to promote abortion in the country and throughout the continent. “Every life is created in the image of God, protect it!” said one marcher’s sign. “Abortion is evil, stop it!” said another. Another marcher’s sign stressed the eternal values of life and faith. Some … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

US embassy to the Holy See begins move to new location

Rome, Italy, Aug 11, 2015 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has begun its move to a new building – which shares the same campus as both the U.S. Embassy to Italy and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. “We are looking forward to a larger, more modern facility that can provide a more functional space for our staff,” U.S. ambassador Ken Hackett said in an Aug. 11 statement announcing the move. He said the Unites States’ … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

A ‘Buzzfeed’ you can believe in – ChurchPOP marks one remarkable year

Denver, Colo., Aug 11, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA).- Marking the first birthday of ChurchPOP, a site for shareable Christian fun and inspiration, founder and editor Brantly Millegan said he hopes to build on the first year of success as he moves forward.   “Last summer, I got the idea. And the idea was just to do a website in a 'Buzzfeed' style, but for Christian culture,” Millegan told CNA, saying that he wanted to create the kind of web content that people would want to … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

For Pope Francis, achieving peace means overcoming indifference

Vatican City, Aug 11, 2015 / 07:59 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- The Vatican announced Tuesday that the theme for 2016’s World Day of Peace will focus on a topic Pope Francis has spoken out against relentlessly since the beginning of his pontificate: indifference. “Indifference in regard to the scourges of our time is one of the fundamental causes of the lack of peace,” an Aug. 11 statement from the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace read. The statement coincided … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Stop chatting during the Sign of Peace, says Brazilian bishop

Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug 11, 2015 / 06:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The sign of peace during Mass is not a time for congratulations or small talk, but a prayerful time to wish peace to those closest to each person, clarified the bishop of Barretos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bishop Milton Kenan Junior issued an August 4 decree on the distribution of Communion under both species, the exchange of peace, and the norms for extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist at Mass. The bishop stated that during the … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

This Syriac bishop will be beatified on the 100th anniversary of his martyrdom

Diyarbakir, Turkey, Aug 11, 2015 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing the martyrdom of Flavien-Michel Malké, a Syriac Catholic bishop who was killed in 1915 amid the Ottoman Empire's genocide against its Christian minorities. The decision was made during an Aug. 8 meeting between Pope Francis and Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Bishop Malké will be beatified Aug. 29 – the … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X