Archive of July 5, 2013

In encyclical, Pope says 'light of faith' must transform lives

Jul 5, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis highlighted the need to let Christ’s love transform and renew our lives, so that we may transmit our faith to the world.  

Vatican archbishop: encyclical offers insight into Francis' style

Jul 5, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A Vatican archbishop believes that the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis provides an “introduction” to the Pontiff’s teaching and pastoral style.  

New encyclical is a spiritual 'light,' says Vatican publisher

Jul 5, 2013 - 10:42 am .- At its title suggests, “Lumen Fidei,” – the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 – is truly a “light,” said Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.

Former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized

Jul 5, 2013 - 07:38 am .- Pope Francis has approved the cause for canonization of two previous Popes, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

Release of Pope Francis' first encyclical stresses beauty of faith

Jul 5, 2013 - 07:04 am .- The first encyclical of Pope Francis – which had been started by the former Pope, Benedict XVI – has been released today to help strengthen the faith of Catholics worldwide.

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