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James for July - CNA Columns: Catholic Men

The sounds of technology seem to amplify in July. Cellular phones chirp with greater urgency as we try to get away for vacation. Ear buds blast a bit …

Pope Francis' first encyclical to be released July 5

Vatican City, Jul 1, 2013 / 10:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ first encyclical will be published on Friday, July 5, the Vatican has …

Prayer is 'negotiating with the Lord,' says Pope

Vatican City, Jul 1, 2013 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At his homily for daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis called Abraham's bargaining …

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

Rome, Italy, Jul 1, 2013 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said …

The Church’s two pillars - CNA Columns: The Way of Beauty

They could not have been more different – Peter and Paul. One was a simple, uneducated Jew, a fisherman of limited horizon; the other, a complex …

Pope Francis: all men are called to the joy of fatherhood

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2013 / 01:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Whether spiritual or physical, fatherhood is the calling of all men, Pope Francis said at his …

God calls each Christian personally, Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2013 / 03:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Just as God called Abraham by name to receive a promise, so does he continue to call each …

Threat to one faith endangers freedom for all, warn leaders

Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2013 / 05:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Noting significant threats to religious liberty in modern U.S. society, speakers at a …

Consumerism and abortion

Baby by Amy Quinn (CC0 1.0)<p>By Elise Harris*<p>Consumerism: the promotion of the consumer’s interests, or the theory that an increasing consumption of …

Toddler's encounter with Pope 'unforgettable,' dad says

Rome, Italy, Jun 26, 2013 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The two year-old daughter of a Catholic News Agency bureau chief shared a brief but intimate …

Diverse faith leaders unite over religious freedom concerns

Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious leaders from a variety of faith backgrounds are speaking out against the …

Religion plays irreplaceable role in society, Archbishop Lori says

Baltimore, Md., Jun 22, 2013 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Opening the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized …

Jesus 'wants pastors, not combers of sheep,' Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2013 / 01:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians are called to be evangelists, seeking out the sheep who are lost rather than …

Pope: it's wrong to think our enemies must go to hell

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2013 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis stressed that it's false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily …

Beyond its beads - CNA Columns: Catholic Men

Rosaries seem so simple to the senses, initially. Eyes find spheres in a circle linked to additional spheres and a crucifix. Ears hear what sounds …

'Greedy Speculators' Don't Cause Inflation, But Greedy Princes Do

It is a basic fact of economics that price inflation is caused by excess monetary expansion. It is a fact in the same sense that the idea that the earth revolves around the sun is a fact, in that it is simply the only way to explain the data without reverting to massive distortions in order to save …

5 entrepreneur lessons from the playground

As George Bernard Shaw once said, “youth is wasted on the young”, but why not learn from younger generation. Following are five lessons I’ve relearned by observing how kids interact.<p><b>Every new person you meet is a potential new friend</b><p>We all have friends and we tend to congregate with them but why …

California conference aims to help build Catholic culture

, Jun 7, 2013 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Leading Catholics will gather in California's Napa Valley this August for the third annual Napa Institute Conference …

Mom contrasts rush to save baby twins with Gosnell murders

Dallas, Texas, Jun 8, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When her twin girls were born suddenly at only 26 weeks, Anne Ponton said doctors and nurses …

Sympathy for the Devil: What happens when love turns into tolerance - CNA Columns: Guest Columnist

Some years ago, <i>The New Yorker</i> ran a cartoon that perfectly lampooned the loopy ideology of “inclusion” that has come to characterize so much of the …

Professor says religion, private life are public concerns

Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2013 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a talk at the nation's capital, a U.S. scholar argued that so-called private entities – …

Faith requires sharing, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2013 / 09:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The multiplication of the loaves and fish highlights our need to share our faith with others …

The Psalms: Honey for the Soul - CNA Columns: The Way of Beauty

If there is one biblical book that expresses the hues and tints of human emotion, it is the Psalms, the hymn book of Jews and Christians. Composed …

Pope to Syrian Christians: you have 'great task' of remaining

Vatican City, Jun 5, 2013 / 05:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis vigorously appealed for peace in Syria and told the Christians there that they …

Pope stresses threats to human person on Environment Day

Vatican City, Jun 5, 2013 / 09:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said that it is urgent to focus on people and not just on nature on World …

Pope to future diplomats: 'don't be ridiculous'

Vatican City, Jun 6, 2013 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned priests studying to serve in the papal diplomatic corps and the Vatican’s …

'Stop hiding idols in your saddles,' Pope advises

Vatican City, Jun 6, 2013 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said everyone has “hidden idols” buried in their personalities and recommended …

Strange gods - CNA Columns: Guest Columnist

In one of his typically simple, direct, and forceful homilies, Pope Francis warned recently against idols and idolatry. "We have to empty ourselves …

Letter to my sons - CNA Columns: Catholic Men

Being a father can seem daunting, and at times we fail to say what we mean or do what we say. Thinking about this the other day, I decided to write a …

Pope prays that Christians avoid 'road of corruption'

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis on Monday warned about corrupt Christians who think they are “strong” and “independent of …