Pope Francis shares the secret of the saints: life in Christ’s love

Vatican City, May 17, 2015 / 10:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis canonized the Church’s four newest saints on Sunday, praising their loving witness to Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. He said “this is the secret of the saints: abiding in Christ, joined to him like branches to the vine, in order to bear much fruit.” The four newest saints showed how “to abide in God and in his love, and thus to proclaim by our words and our lives the Resurrection of Jesus, to … [Read more...]

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Will Francis build on Benedict’s legacy when he visits the US?

Washington D.C., May 17, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will remain within the tradition of previous papal visits to the U.S. when he comes to the east coast this autumn said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, who added that the Pope's voyage would build upon Benedict XVI's papacy if he addresses the environment. “Pope Benedict initiated a lot of commentary on climate change,” Bishop Soto explained, “and I think Pope Francis is going to be pushing that … [Read more...]

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Hundreds of US priests ask Synod to stand firm on Church teaching

Washington D.C., May 16, 2015 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 1,000 United States priests made their own a petition to the fathers of the upcoming Synod, originally made public and signed by nearly 500 English priests. The statement’s wording is exactly that of the English version, and urges the fathers of the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family to issue a “clear and firm” proclamation of Church teaching on marriage and sexuality. The organization Credo Priests has … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis reminds Christians to have a festive faith

Vatican City, May 16, 2015 / 02:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to vowed religious, Pope Francis said Christianity must be festive. He praised the special nourishing power of a nun’s smile. “The feast is a theological category of life. And you cannot live the consecrated life without this festive dimension. It's a party. But partying is not the same as making noise,” he said May 16. This festive dimension to life is “one of the things that we Christians … [Read more...]

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Population control won’t solve climate change, Caritas official says

Vatican City, May 16, 2015 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Controlling populations is not the answer in fighting poverty and protecting the environment, says a leading official for the Catholic aid federation, Caritas Internationalis. “We do not see that population control, the way it is being thought by many, is the right way to go forward,” Caritas secretary general Michel Roy said in an interview with CNA. The question of sustaining the planet is not approached “by … [Read more...]

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They lived Christianity: Italy’s saints of social action

Turin, Italy, May 15, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turin is an opportunity to reflect on the outstanding group of saints whose lives embodied Catholic social teaching in 19th century Turin, when the Piedmont region underwent an industrial revolution and secularizing trends amid struggles to build a unified Italian state. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Holy See’s emeritus Secretary of State, stressed the importance of these “social action … [Read more...]

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Justice and truth are the keys to peace in Central African Republic, Pope says

Vatican City, May 15, 2015 / 11:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' address to the bishops of the Central African Republic on Friday focused on the Church's role in fostering reconciliation in the war-torn country, urging a deeper adhesion to the Gospel and the importance of honesty and justice in the process. Armed conflict broke out in CAR in December 2012, and it has has since been gripped by violence between the mostly Muslim and foreign Seleka, and the largely Christian … [Read more...]

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