Houma-Thibodaux diocese in Louisiana receives new bishop

Houma, Louis., Sep 23, 2013 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shelton J. Fabre head of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux today, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Sam G. Jacobs, who had turned 75 in March. Bishop Fabre had served as the auxiliary bishop of New Orleans since 2007. “Bishop Fabre for me has been a true brother in ministry. He has been a great coworker in the ministry of this archdiocese, and I have a great deal of respect for him and for the … [Read more...]

Peace the only solution, Pope says in wake of Pakistan bombing

Rome, Italy, Sep 23, 2013 / 03:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable and urging peace efforts in the region. “Today, in Pakistan, because of a wrong choice, a decision of hatred, of war, there was an attack in which over 70 people died. This choice cannot stand.” At around noon Sunday, Sept. 22, two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the midst of the … [Read more...]

Wyoming Catholic College opens hearts to God, president says

Lander, Wyo., Sep 22, 2013 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a new academic year begins, Wyoming Catholic College’s new president believes that his school offers students an education meant to integrate all aspects of the human person, allowing an openness to God. “The physical, the poetic mode of education – the physical formation of students here – opens their hearts further, not only to the will of God for their life, but also for the intellectual, academic rigor that … [Read more...]

Pope cautions youth against selling themselves to ‘merchants of death’

Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke forcefully to the youth of Sardinia today, urging them to stay faithful to Christ and avoid the dangers of cynicism and hopelessness. “You young people cannot and you must not be without hope: hope is a part of your being!” he told thousands of Sardinian youth gathered in the capitol city of Cagliari on Sept. 22. “When a youth doesn’t have joy and feels skepticism in life … where does … [Read more...]

Seek God through his Mother, Pope encourages faithful

Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 01:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God. “Let us not grow tired of knocking at God’s door,” he told crowds Sept. 22 in Cagliari, Sardinia. “Let us go to the heart of God through Mary, our whole life, every day, knocking at the door of God’s … [Read more...]

Pope Francis rejects ‘throw-away culture’

Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 08:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke with a group of workers and the unemployed in his pastoral visit to the island of Sardinia today, encouraging them to remain hopeful in the face of a culture that values money over people. “Don’t let your hope be stolen!” he exhorted the crowds gathered in the capitol city of Cagliari on Sept. 22.  An economic system that “idolizes money” is based upon a “throw-away culture: … [Read more...]

Development goals must respect life and family, UN told

New York City, N.Y., Sep 21, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A return to the “basics” of human rights would help achieve the U.N.'s Millennial Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family, according to a seminar at the organization held Thursday. “Our call to action today is to move more quickly to a brighter future – achieving the Millennium Goals more quickly -- by ‘going back to the basics’ – looking ahead by … [Read more...]


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