Home » Archives by category » Vatican News
Respect creation – this is a must for every single Christian, Pope Francis says

Respect creation – this is a must for every single Christian, Pope Francis says

VATICAN, May 24, 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis used Sunday’s feast of Pentecost – the descent of the Holy Spirit – as an occasion to remind Christians of their duty to care for and respect the earth. “The Holy Spirit whom Christ sent from the Father, and the Creator Spirit who gives life to all [...]

Pope: Oscar Romero was a martyr who fought violence with love

VATICAN, May 23, 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- On the day of Oscar Romero’s beatification in San Salvador, Pope Francis sent a letter to the current archbishop, praising the martyr for his courageous service to the poor amid widespread national violence. “On this day of celebration for the Salvadoran nation, and also for the beautiful Latin American [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, May 22, 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis began making stops at different departments of the Roman Curia – the first in a series of visits. Today’s rounds included four different offices. A Vatican official from one of the departments the Pope stopped in to during his May 22 round of visits told [...]

Continue reading …
Want to empower women? Support mothers, politician argues

VATICAN, May 22, 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of a conference discussing the presence of women in the 2015 development agenda, organizers said goals fall short of addressing issues such as attacks on motherhood and surrogacy. “Today we live, at least in western society, in an abortive society. It doesn’t welcome life. If a second child [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, May 22, 2015 (CNS) — Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero’s preferential love for the poor “was not ideological, but evangelical,” said Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. The cardinal, who was delegated by Pope Francis to preside over Archbishop Romero’s beatification May 23 in San Salvador, told Vatican Radio the [...]

Continue reading …
Fr. Timothy Radcliffe: Controversial thinker and new Vatican consultant

VATICAN, 21 May 2015 (CNA).- Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, a Dominican priest who led his order for ten years and has stirred controversy in the past for his stance on certain ecclesial issues, was appointed May 16 as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Consultors to the pontifical councils are officially appointed [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, 21 May 2015 (CNS) — Sowing division in the church and in families is one of the devil’s favorite things and it goes directly against Jesus’ will for all his followers, Pope Francis said. Jesus prays “for the unity of his people,” but he knows that “the spirit of the world” is a “spirit [...]

Continue reading …
Pope Francis to parents: Come out of ‘exile’ and educate your children

VATICAN, 20 May 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his general audience Pope Francis spoke of the essential role parents play in educating their children – a role he said has been usurped by so-called experts who have taken the place of parents and rendered them fearful of making any correction. “If family education regains its prominence, [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, 20 May 2015(CNS) — Consumers want products that are environmentally friendly, and businesses that are not on board are already starting to feel the pinch, said the CEO of the multinational Unilever. Paul Polman, CEO of the company that owns brands like Lipton, Ben & Jerry’s and Suave, told a Vatican-sponsored conference that “the [...]

Continue reading …
Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

VATICAN, 19 May 2015(CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy, although he clarified that no concrete plans have been made. Fr. Lombardi told CNA May 19 that the possible canonization of Mother Teresa during the Holy Year is [...]

Continue reading …
For Pope Francis, the laity must be formed for their mission in the world

VATICAN, 19 May 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to the Italian bishops’ general assembly on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to support the laity through Christian formation, so that they can assume their proper responsibilities in the public square. An “ecclesial and pastoral sensibility” is “reflected in reinforcing the indispensible role of the laity, who are [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, 19 May 2015 (CNS) — Everyone would do well to reflect on their “final farewell” from earthly life and on whether they are prepared to entrust themselves and all they will leave behind to God, said Pope Francis. During a morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae May 19, the pope reflected on the [...]

Continue reading …
Beware of ‘white-gloved’ terrorism, Pope tells Middle East nuns

VATICAN, 18 May 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- One day after canonizing the first two Palestinian saints since the early days of Christianity, Pope Francis met with a group of sisters from the Holy Land – urging them to pray for peace against “white-gloved terrorism” and persecution. Speaking of the newly canonized women, Saints Mariam Baouardy and [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, 18 May 2015 (CNS) — Bishops must have “ecclesial sensitivity,” being bold in denouncing cultural trends that offend human dignity, but also trusting their lay faithful to fulfill their vocations in the world, Pope Francis said. “Ecclesial sensitivity” involves taking on “Christ’s attitudes of humility, compassion, mercy, concreteness and wisdom,” the pope, who is [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN, 18 May 2016 (CNS) — Women can be appointed heads of some offices of the Roman Curia, Pope Francis said, but that will not be enough to “recover the role” women should have in the Catholic Church. “Women should be promoted,” he said May 16 during an audience with an international group of men [...]

Continue reading …
Pope appeals for peace in Burundi

VATICAN, 17 May 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday morning, Pope Francis called for prayers for the people of Burundi, where violent clashes have broken out following a failed coup last week. “I also wish to invite you to pray for the dear people of Burundi, who are living in a delicate moment,” the pontiff said [...]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 118123Next ›Last »