Vatican Sends Mixed Signals at ‘Querida Amazonia’ Launch

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis did not endorse the possibility of ordaining married men in the Amazon, nor does the synod’s final document, in which that proposal appeared last October, have magisterial… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

NO paradigm shift!!

As PF’s Post Synodal Exhortation was ‘presented’ at the Vatican News Conference, there was a palpable sense of unease in the more unhealthy areas of the room. Far from taking further some of the iffy bits in the Synod Report, PF’s Exhortatation...

Spain moves forward on euthanasia bill

Madrid, Spain, Feb 12, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in...

Sedition charges dropped against 4 bishops in Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Feb 12, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The Philipine government has dropped charges against four bishops and two priests who were accused of attempting to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte. Prosecutors admitted Feb. 10 that there is no evidence linking...

Pope Francis: The Gift of Tears is Precious

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis discussed the second beatitude, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted,… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

My Date-Night Revelation

Nicole Johnson got an unexpected lesson on date night: Her experience at a Mat Kearney concert redefined her goals for living her faith. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

No quick fix to serious priest shortage in Amazon

Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote areas of the Amazon, but he insisted not all avenues have been exhausted to address the issue. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

5 things to know about 'Querida Amazonia'

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis promulgated on Wednesday a new apostolic exhortation, or letter of encouragement, about the Church in the Amazon region. The document is a follow-up to a synod, or meeting, of bishops convened last year to...

True Love at Faithful Catholic Colleges

Are students being prepared for careers — and for life — in colleges today? Some college professors are noticing that students are “excelling academically but not necessarily in other areas of adult life,” including dating and preparing for the vocation of marriage....