Monthly Archives: March 2017

True liturgy is a reflection of heaven, Cardinal Sarah says

Cologne, Germany, Mar 31, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the controversies and abuses following the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic liturgy is ultimately a source of unity that forms Christians in the sacrifice and salvation of the cross, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.

If Catholics feel they are undergoing a divisive “liturgical war,” the cardinal said, they should see it as “an aberration.” Instead, the liturgy is “the space par excellence where Catholics should experience unity in truth, in faith, and in love.”

“As a result, it is inconceivable to celebrate the liturgy while having sentiments of fratricidal …read more



Benedict XVI tells EWTN: 'Thank you for your work'

Vatican City, Mar 31, 2017 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of EWTN’s Rome Bureau on Friday met Benedict XVI in the Vatican Gardens to explain their work and thank him for his service to the Church, while he in turn thanked them for their efforts.

“Thank you for your work,” the emeritus Pope said March 31 to the six persons present at the encounter, who represented the various programs produced at the bureau.

Had the immense blessing of mtg Benedict XVI today w some colleagues from @EWTN – I can only be #grateful!

— Elise …read more



New book collects Mother Angelica's reflections on suffering

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 31, 2017 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new book released by EWTN Publishing offers spiritual advice and insight on suffering and spiritual burnout from the late Mother Angelica.

The work is composed of six “mini-books” written by Mother Angelica, which had previously been published by Our Lady of Angels Monastery in the 1970s. The reflections were written by Mother Angelica during Adoration.

Entitled “Mother Angelica on Suffering and Burnout,” the book addresses different types of suffering, from preventative and corrective suffering to interior and personal suffering.

In some cases, we are called to suffer as a witness …read more



Vatican official hopes Trump will 'rethink' some decisions

Vatican City, Mar 31, 2017 / 01:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thursday Vatican official Cardinal Peter Turkson said he hopes President Trump will reconsider some of the decisions he is making in office, particularly his recent executive order curtailing environmental protections – but that he is glad U.S. bishops are offering a “different voice.”

Diverse members of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference have already voiced opposition to some of President Trump’s actions, including on immigration, Cardinal Turkson told journalists Thursday morning.

“This, for us, is a sign that little by little, other positions and political voices will emerge. We hope that Trump …read more