Elise Harris

Elise Harris

Elise Harris is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelors degree in philosophy.

Articles by Elise Harris

Pope Francis: No one can be Christian without love of God

Oct 31, 2013 / 09:45 am

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged those present to make love the center of their lives.

Former Yahoo executive thrilled to join 'brotherhood' of Church

Oct 31, 2013 / 05:28 am

The previous head of one of the internet’s leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received into the universal Church, expressing his joy at joining the family of faith.

Friend says Benedict XVI's legacy marked by faith, reason link

Oct 30, 2013 / 09:34 am

A noted French philosopher and friend of retired pontiff Benedict XVI reflected that the former Pope's greatest contribution during his pontificate could be how he addressed the rationality of belief.

Love of God 'scorches' our selfishness, Pope says

Oct 30, 2013 / 04:56 am

In his general audience Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, stressing the centrality of the Communion of Saints in the faith and how that communion embraces and purifies the Church.

Pope Francis: anchor your heart in hope, not false security

Oct 29, 2013 / 09:16 am

During his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the virtue of hope, stressing that it is a gift which does not disappoint, and warning of the false attitudes that can appear to be the virtue.

Ohio bishop tapped to lead Hartford, Connecticut diocese

Oct 29, 2013 / 05:59 am

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Leonard P. Blair of Toledo, Ohio to lead the diocese of Hartford, Connecticut, following the retirement of the diocese's previous archbishop.

Jesus continues to pray for us from heaven, urges Pope

Oct 28, 2013 / 09:16 am

Pope Francis devoted his morning homily to the fact that Jesus prayed for his apostles and the people he encountered on earth, highlighting that he still prays for us in heaven.

Vatican restorers: Art preservation a great responsibility

Oct 28, 2013 / 07:21 am

Those in charge of the restoration of various types of artwork in the Vatican museums stress that the preservation of such treasures is necessary on both a historical and an educational level.

US ambassador to Vatican united with Pope in care for poor

Oct 25, 2013 / 10:59 am

The new United States ambassador to the Holy See revealed his shared concern with Pope Francis for those who are subject to poverty, as well as his optimism on U.S. relations with the Vatican.

Pope: Sacrament of Confession is not a 'torture chamber'

Oct 25, 2013 / 07:39 am

During his daily Mass Pope Francis centered his homily on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, stressing that sin is an everyday struggle which requires accountability through “face-to-face” contact.

Catholic sports group immerses athletes in richness of faith

Oct 25, 2013 / 05:03 am

In light of recent events at the Vatican honoring the bond of sports and faith, one catholic organization revealed their goal to both evangelize through sports, as well as form athletes on an integral level.

Pope Francis warns faithful not to be 'rosewater Christians'

Oct 24, 2013 / 07:40 am

In his daily homily, Pope Francis focused on the fact that we have been “re-created” in Christ, urging those in attendance to take their faith seriously, rather than committing halfway.

New Vatican cricket club aims to spark intercultural dialogue

Oct 24, 2013 / 03:04 am

The Holy See has launched a new cricket club with the goal of encouraging dialogue between cultures, as well as growing virtue among the athletes, both on and off the field.

Pope: Mary is united to Christ in the 'martyrdom' of her heart

Oct 23, 2013 / 03:09 am

In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary as an example of how to respond to God’s plan with fidelity.

Sinners are closest to the heart of God, Pope reflects

Oct 22, 2013 / 08:34 am

In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis stressed that Jesus came to save sinners, emphasizing also the importance of knowing God on more than an intellectual level.

New US ambassador to Vatican takes the helm in Rome

Oct 21, 2013 / 09:39 am

The recently appointed American ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a meeting earlier this morning, officially marking the beginning of his duties.

Attachment to money is a sickness, Pope Francis says

Oct 21, 2013 / 06:58 am

During his daily mass homily Pope Francis warned those in attendance against the idolatry present in greedy hearts, stressing that the Lord gives us our gifts for the betterment of the world.

After 30 years of growth, Vatican's CTV looks to the future

Oct 18, 2013 / 09:23 am

During the anniversary celebrations of the Vatican's CTV network, leaders within the organization expressed great hopes for the future, and shared their vision of what it might hold.

Elderly priests, sisters are 'true shrines of holiness,' Pope says

Oct 18, 2013 / 08:00 am

During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on various biblical figures who experienced difficulty in their old age, and encouraged those present not to forget the elderly.

Vatican's CTV marks 30 years of service to the Church

Oct 18, 2013 / 04:23 am

The Vatican's leading television network commemorated the 30th anniversary of their foundation by hosting a symposium in Rome in which many experts in television broadcasting were present.