Archive of May 9, 2014

See world through believer's eyes, Pope tells Vatican diplomats

May 9, 2014 - 03:55 pm .- Pope Francis visited some of the Holy See’s future diplomats on May 2, advising them that their diplomatic work must rest on a Christian worldview.

Satanic mass organizers: Catholic outcry paranoid, intolerant

May 9, 2014 - 12:10 pm .- A Harvard student group organizing a re-enactment of a satanic black mass on campus has dismissed Catholic critics, calling their views arrogant and their objections ignorant and intolerant.

Pope urges UN leadership to resist 'culture of death'

May 9, 2014 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis met with the secretary general and other leaders of the United Nations today, urging them to challenge both a “culture of death” and the “economy of exclusion.”

We are 'sinners in a Holy Church,' preaches Pope

May 9, 2014 - 05:04 am .- In his homily on Friday morning, Pope Francis reminded the congregation of the holiness of the Church that at the same time contains sinful members.

Report urges better response to Hispanic Catholic growth

May 9, 2014 - 04:01 am .- A new report finds many signs of vitality in Hispanic Catholic ministry in the U.S., but recommends immediate action and more youth outreach to meet Hispanics’ growing needs and to counter secularization.

Cardinal Kasper: 'Heroism is not for the average Christian'

May 9, 2014 - 02:02 am .- In a recent interview with Commonweal, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed his proposal that divorced and remarried persons might receive Communion, suggesting that Christians aren't called to be heroic.

The ecumenism of martyrdom: Pope Francis' way

May 9, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Martyrdom is a call to Church unity, Pope Francis observed to the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, signalling his preference for a means of ecumenism favored by his representative for Christian unity.

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