Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pope says parents must not exclude themselves from children’s lives

By Laura Ieraci VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in...

New evidence suggests Shroud of Turin dates back to time of...

PADUA, Italy (CWN) — New experiments conducted at the University of Padua have confirmed that the Shroud of Turin dates back to the time of Christ. Giulio Fanti, a professor...

Bless me, Father: Pope leads by example, goes to confession

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service. After an examination...

How do I love thee? Gospel teaches how to count the...

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Real love is constant, concrete and communicates -- it is action over words and it obeys the Beatitudes, Pope Francis said at his...

Pope to retire to cloistered monastery in Vatican

Pope Benedict plans to retire to a former cloistered monastery within the Vatican, the director of the Vatican press office has disclosed. Father Federico Lombardi told reporters that immediately after...

Retired Pope Benedict writes to atheist

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a letter to an atheist Italian mathematician, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended his own handling of allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by...

Brazilian unrest won’t affect World Youth Day, organiser assures

RIO DE JANEIRO (CWN) — Riots in Brazilian cities are not posing any danger to plans for World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations in July, the chief coordinator of English-language...

Vatican to help in fraud, corruption case

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — An Italian monsignor, already suspended from his Vatican accounting job while under investigation for money laundering, was arrested on June 28 on charges of fraud,...

Pope Benedict’s pontificate marked by teaching, call to return to faith

By John Thavis and Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During his almost eight-year pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI impressed the world as a teacher, guiding...

St Joseph’s name to be added to Eucharistic prayers

The name of St Joseph will soon be included in all of the Eucharistic Prayers regularly used in the Latin rite. The Congregation for Divine Worship has issued a decree...

18,000 volumes moved in diocesan library shift

Auckland diocese’s library has completed a move to its new home at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby.In a sense, it is something of a homecoming for the library, which used to...

Worrying implications of US court’s gay marriage rulings

ROME (CNS) — The "future of our democracy" is "very, very worrisome," United States Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 rulings...

Challenges faced by people with disabilities

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first — rather than by being defined by impairment — and everyone has a role to play in helping bring that to fruition. That was...

Artist visits sites of Aubert inspiration

Nationally acclaimed quilter Merrilyn George, the creator of the widely exhibited collection of 21 quilts called Set Apart  depicting the life of Venerable Suzanne Aubert, has finally visited these places expressed in her...

Collaboration agreed to help seafarers

by Jenny McPhee Maritime unions and government maritime authorities from both sides of the Tasman joined various church groups in Wellington last month to discuss how to best help seafarers,...

Walking with fellow pilgrims on mission

Auckland diocese’s Religious Education Team recently launched Mentoring for Mission, a two-day workshop aimed at providing parishioners with skills and confidence to “walk alongside fellow pilgrims in their mission” as baptised Catholics. RE team leader Sr...

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Walking with fellow pilgrims on mission

Auckland diocese’s Religious Education Team recently launched Mentoring for Mission, a two-day workshop aimed at providing parishioners with skills and confidence to “walk alongside fellow pilgrims in their mission” as baptised Catholics. RE team leader Sr...