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Pope: When Jesus' words are hard to hear, you need faith to stay

Vatican City, Aug 23, 2015 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Those who turn away from the “uncomfortable” teaching on Jesus being the Bread of Life, Pope …

Christianity

In home church, Archbishop Cupich dons his symbol of office from Rome

After a circle of white wool was placed around his shoulders to symbolize his role as shepherd of the local church, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich called the garment a constant reminder that he and his flock should reach out to those who are broken and suffering.<p>"It is placed on the shoulders …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

31/03/2018<p>Pope at Easter Vigil Mass: Break Silence. Overcome Fear.<p>30/03/2018<p>Pope prays with “shame, repentance, and hope” at the Way of the …

Pope Francis

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Where Pope Francis Learned Humility

For the pontiff, being humble is less a character trait than a calculated choice.<p>“Where’s my briefcase?” asked Pope Francis. The papal entourage had arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome for the pontiff’s first trip abroad. Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been pope for just four months and was now bound …

Political Science

Apple closes iOS 8.4 firmware signing window

Apple seems to have closed the signing window for iOS 8.4, following the wider availability of iOS 8.4.1 which was released on 13 August with …

Mary is Our Queen, And Her Dominion is Vast

Years ago, my spiritual director pointed out to me that, since the folks in heaven don’t really need anything, it would make sense that they would …

Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us! #feastday #Catholic http://t.co/zxrimdwOUP

Pope Francis to Rock a Jeep Wrangler on U.S. Visit

On his first-ever U.S. visit—to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York next month—Pope Francis will wave from a Popemobile created from a Jeep Wrangler, the Vatican has announced. This is not the first time the pontiff has used a Jeep—a four-door Wrangler (seen above) served papal duty on the …

Santa Fe

Top 10 Apps for Catholics

Chloe Langr is a very short stay-at-home-wife, whose growth has probably been stunted by the inhumane amounts of coffee she regularly consumes. When …

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

Happiness

Changing Africa's Narrative

Pope Francis: let yourself be transformed by the Eucharist

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Canonization of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII April 25, 2014. Credit: Stephan Driscoll/EWTN.<p>On Sunday Pope …

Christianity

Phone & Tablet Docks

Tablets

THE DORMITION/ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE THEOTOKOS. (Thanks to Jim Forest)

Today, on the Gregorian calendar, is the feast of the Dormition (or the Assumption, as it best known in the West). Here is a reflection by the 7th …

If You Love Glamping, This Hilltop Montana Cabin is for You

Hilltop cabin-in-the-woods? Treehouse? Either way, we dig the clean modern lines of this timber retreat in the woods of Montana, designed by Austin-based firm Andersson Wise Architects. Set in a thicket near Flathead Lake, the simple timber house features beamed ceilings, paneled rooms, and, of …

BREAKING: Catholic Church Is Returning to Ad Orientem Worship!

How rapid will the return be? That is another story.<p>The Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship, Robert Cardinal Sarah, has called for a …

Theology

Pope Francis: Sundays are a gift from God – don't ruin it

Vatican City, Aug 12, 2015 / 05:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Moments of rest and celebration were the focal point of Pope Francis’ Wednesday general …

Catholicism

A Big Heart Open to God

• <b>Author:</b> Pope Francis<p>The world was shocked when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media. In a wide-ranging conversation, …

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 …

Christianity

Pope Francis chooses 2016 World Peace Day theme

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has announced the theme of the Message for the Church’s 49th World Day of Peace that will be celebrated on 1st January …

Pope calls faithful to pray, participate actively in politics

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2013 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics should not be indifferent to politics, Pope Francis said, but should offer their …

Christianity

My divorced father was humiliated weekly in our Catholic church. The Pope's announcement could change that

Technically, I’m Catholic. I was baptised, I made my communion, I was confirmed, and I’ve not been excommunicated yet. I was raised by one atheist …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church - Vatican News

07/02/2018<p>Pope Francis prays for victims of Taiwan quake<p>07/02/2018<p>Pope says Korea’s Winter Olympics offer hope for peace<p>07/02/2018<p>Pope appeals for …

Pope Francis Ushers in Era of Vatican Austerity

The pontificate of Pope Francis with his emphasis on poverty has resulted in a new tone of austerity in Vatican circles, with clerics avoiding any …

I Was Training to Be a Radical Imam and Then Saw Jesus

Thousands of people are being transformed by Jesus Christ in the Arab world, as the Gospel breaks new ground in a region hostile to its message and …

Jesus

Don’t be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, pope says

Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)<p>By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service<p>VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Trusting in God’s infinite mercy, people should not be afraid …

Pope: In Confession we encounter God's immense mercy

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2015 / 09:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Delivering his weekly Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said that …

Catholicism

When we give up a faith, we grieve for the community we leave behind

Stepping away from a faith isn’t just a belief sea change. It’s also a large loss – of culture, and sometimes family<p>You’ve likely heard the numbers by now. Approximately 23% of Americans are religiously unaffiliated (atheist, agnostic and “nothing in particular”). This demographic is expected to …

Faith