Jul 01, 2015 0Views: 21 BY IRENE LAMUNU Nakijoba Gorretti is a fresh...
Jul 02, 2015 0Views: 16 BY FR. LAWRENCE S. OGWANG Friends, one day after Mass, as I was taking my evening walk as usual, I was confronted with this question: “Fr. Sunday, according to the Bible, only...
Views: 3 By Ann Schneible Pope Francis on Wednesday called for prayer for the people of Greece, shortly after the nation defaulted on a significant loan payment on its more than $300 billion debt. “The news from Greece regarding the economic and social situation of the country is worrying,” Fr. Federico Lombardi, Holy See press […]
Views: 3 By Elise Harris Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ recent environmental encyclical will have a strong impact on the United Nations’ three major gatherings this year, and will inspire global powers not only to talk, but to act. The cardinal spoke to CNA July […]
Views: 2 By Elise Harris Beginning in the spring of 2016, Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering an intensive one-semester diploma program on the safeguarding of minors and the prevention of sex abuse by clergy. A new one semester diploma course in the protection of minors is being offered by the Center for Child […]
Views: 2 By CNA Vatican Observer, Andrea Gagliarducci Pope Francis’ attendance for the second consecutive year at the Catholic charismatic movement’s Renewal with the Spirit convocation shows his attention to charismatic movements as means to foster ecumenical path. Not by chance, Renewal with the Spirit styled the convocation to be heavily ecumenical. During the meeting […]
Views: 2 By Elise Harris After receiving an honorary doctorate from both the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music, retired pontiff Benedict XVI credited the saintly example of his predecessor for his spiritual and theological achievements. Benedict said he received a “special joy” in receiving the doctorates, because […]
Views: 56 By Elise Harris One of the most challenging scientific questions Pope Francis faces in his new encyclical on creation is that of climate change, which a source close to the document says the Pope addresses in a balanced perspective without taking sides. “The great novelty which emerges from the encyclical is that it […]
Views: 48 By Elise Harris Pope Francis said Sunday that his coming encyclical on the care of creation is not just for some, but is addressed to all, and serves as an invitation to pay more attention to environmental destruction and recovery. In his comments to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his June […]
Jun 01, 2015 0Views: 101 By Fr. Alfred Mawadri Nothing has stopped us...