Archive of May 9, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 9, 2016

A master's degree in the works of Benedict XVI? Yep, it's happening

May 9, 2016 - 04:11 pm .- No Catholic who wants to take an in-depth look into the faith and the reality of the Church of our time can skip the works of the “Theologian Pope”, Benedict XVI. To really deepen one’s knowledge, or to literally become an expert in all things Joseph Ratzinger, one can begin a new master’s program which began in February of this year. During two semesters at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, the program, “Joseph Ratzinger: Studies and Spirituality,” teaches in eight parts the works and spirituality of the emeritus Pope. The program is offered in English and Italian, and one of its professors is Monsignor Florian Kolfhaus, who spoke with CNA about the program.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Arizona-based Byzantine eparchy

May 9, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Pope Francis has named a new bishop of a Phoenix-based Eastern Catholic eparchy: Bishop John Stephen Pazak, C.Ss.R.

Rome celebrates the beauty of life in thousands-strong march

May 9, 2016 - 12:40 pm .- The greatest challenge in the fight to value and protect human life worldwide is indifference, says one pro-life leader. However, as demonstrated by the internationally-attended March for Life in Rome which on Sunday marked its fourth year, that attitude is beginning to change.

Don't lock up the Holy Spirit in your heart, Pope Francis says

May 9, 2016 - 11:43 am .- The Holy Spirit seems to be a “luxury prisoner” in many Christians’ hearts: someone who is welcomed to stay, but not allowed to act or move us forward, the Pope said during his homily at Mass on Monday.