Easter sacraments can revive relationships, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2013 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope told a crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Coeli that the grace from the sacraments received at Easter can renew relationships. “The grace contained in Easter Sacraments has a huge potential for renewal in personal life, family life and social relations,” Pope Francis said April 1 to a packed Saint Peter’s Square. He noted that “everything passes through the human heart,” and … [Read more...]

Easter sacraments can revive relationships, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2013 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope told a crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Coeli that the grace from the sacraments received at Easter can renew relationships. “The grace contained in Easter Sacraments has a huge potential for renewal in personal life, family life and social relations,” Pope Francis said April 1 to a packed Saint Peter’s Square. He noted that “everything passes through the human heart,” and … [Read more...]

Pope on Easter: let Christ transform us into agents of mercy

Vatican City, Mar 31, 2013 / 08:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in a packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Pope Francis urged the faithful to let the power of Christ's resurrection enable them to work for peace. “Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the … [Read more...]

Vatican: Pope washing women inmates’ feet a ‘beautiful’ gesture

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2013 / 11:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to controversy, the Vatican's spokesman has praised Pope Francis' “simple” act of love for including two women among a group of young prisoners whose feet he washed on Holy Thursday. In a March 29 statement provided to the media, Father Federico Lombardi called the Pope's move a “very beautiful and simple gesture of a father who desired to embrace those who were on the fringes of society; those … [Read more...]

Welcome Jesus as a friend, Pope encourages at Easter Vigil

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis called on Christians to let the risen Jesus enter their lives and to welcome him with trust as a friend during the Church's most holy night of the year. “If up until now you have kept him at a distance, step forward...he will receive you with open arms,” Pope Francis said at Saint Peter's Basilica during the Easter Vigil Mass. “If you have been indifferent, take a risk, you won’t be … [Read more...]

Welcome Jesus as a friend, Pope urges at Easter Vigil Mass

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis called on Christians to let the risen Jesus enter their lives and to welcome him as a friend with trust during the Church's most holy night of the year. “If up until now you have kept him at a distance, step forward...he will receive you with open arms,” Pope Francis said at Saint Peter's Basilica during the Easter Vigil Mass. “If you have been indifferent, take a risk, you won’t be … [Read more...]

Super Bowl winner looks back with thanks

Grapevine, Texas, Mar 30, 2013 / 11:01 am (CNA).- Faith has always played a significant role in many NFL players lives. In this era, New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is famous for displaying his faith on the field by kneeling and praying.But did you know that many NFL players spend a significant amount of time praying and worshiping God?Maury Buford, owner of Buford Roofing in North Texas, is one example.Buford was a punter in the National Football League for the San Diego … [Read more...]


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