Archive of October 4, 2013

Panelists point to Pope as model for Catholics, entire world

Oct 4, 2013 - 05:49 pm .- Pope Francis’ message of service and encounter is a model for the faithful and for society at large, said panelists at a recent conference on the Holy Father.

Recent Popes complement each other, Cardinal Dolan notes

Oct 4, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- Each of the last three Popes has had a different but complementary emphasis, highlighting different aspects of the faithful and the Church, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

Pope Francis entreats youth not to fear commitment

Oct 4, 2013 - 02:25 pm .- Pope Francis concluded his one-day pilgrimage to Assisi with a visit to young people, encouraging them to reject a “provisional culture” that fears making definitive commitments.

'Be antennas' to receive the word of God, Pope exhorts

Oct 4, 2013 - 10:49 am .- In a meeting with priests and religious during his visit to Assisi, Pope Francis urged the professed to listen and be receptive to the Lord, as well as be missionaries who accompany their people.

Pope: we must 'undress' ourselves of worldliness like St. Francis

Oct 4, 2013 - 04:41 am .- On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis said that Christians should follow the example of the great saint by stripping themselves of a spirit of worldliness.

Peace comes by embracing the cross, Pope says at Assisi

Oct 4, 2013 - 04:18 am .- During his visit to Assisi, Pope Francis told Mass attendees that true peace can only be attained by drawing close to the crucified Lord, stressing the importance of having a relationship with him.

Beauty necessary to restore culture, says Bishop Conley

Oct 4, 2013 - 04:17 am .- Beauty must play a central role in our efforts for evangelization and cultural renewal, because it is a gift from God to lead us to him, Bishop James D. Conley said in an address at a recent apologetics conference.

Vatican diplomat renews call for nuclear disarmament

Oct 4, 2013 - 02:01 am .- A top Vatican diplomat has reaffirmed the Holy See’s support for nuclear disarmament, warning that dedication to continued research into nuclear weapons will hinder anti-proliferation efforts.

Seeking transparency, Vatican Bank issues first annual report

Oct 4, 2013 - 12:10 am .- The Vatican Bank confirmed a commitment to full financial transparency Oct. 1 by publishing its first Annual Report.

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