Archive of September 9, 2017

Vocations that only seek to 'climb the ladder' are dead, Pope says

Sep 9, 2017 - 04:05 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish with joyful service, but die as soon as they become infected by greed or selfish interests.

The suffering of children wounds the heart, Pope Francis says

Sep 9, 2017 - 02:20 pm .- In a visit to a children’s home in Colombia, Pope Francis said Saturday that we can never accept the mistreatment or suffering of children, who are Jesus’ favorites, and need our protection for a hope-filled future.

Pope Francis in Colombia: True freedom is found in courageous discipleship

Sep 9, 2017 - 10:38 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis said that true freedom is found in letting go of the superficial things we cling to for security, embracing instead a discipleship which has the courage to follow Jesus in living in the fullness of the law.

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, canon law scholar, dies at age 81

Sep 9, 2017 - 09:17 am .- The Vatican announced Saturday that Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., prefect emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See and a distinguished professor and scholar of canon law, has died in Rome.

Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

Sep 9, 2017 - 08:00 am .- The Holy See has released a new “motu proprio” from Pope Francis outlining a shift in the responsibility of local bishops and the Apostolic See for the revision and approval of liturgical texts.

Want peace? Teach kids how to dialogue, archbishop says

Sep 9, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Peace is something that must begin in childhood, the Holy See's representative told the United Nations, stressing the need for children to be educated in a “culture of encounter.”  

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