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Pope John Paul II's visit to Denver 20 years ago for World Youth Day is still "truly a blessing" and "truly a gift" to Colorado and the world, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila.
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To emphasize that the sacrament of Baptism formally brings a person into the Church of God and not just into a local Christian community, the Vatican has ordered a slight change of wording in the baptismal rite.
An overemphasis on "personal well-being" and general indifference have eroded any sense of responsibility toward others, especially toward the poor, said a note from the Vatican announcing Pope Francis' choice of a theme for World Peace Day 2014.
As part of the Vatican's ongoing efforts to ensure that all its financial activity complies with international standards, particularly those aimed at preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, Pope Francis has expanded the role and the reach of the Vatican's Financial Intelligence Authority.
Catholic Distance University's programs "reignite a passion for being Catholic," said Marianne Evans Mount, president of the online university, based in Hamilton, Va.
Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, N.C., said the latest session of the international Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue allowed leaders of the two religions "to renew our common faith in the healing power of Jesus," who "continues to demonstrate his love and miracles in our midst."
The election of Pope Francis inspired an immediate slew of biographies, but Stephen Whatley decided he would do something different – he would paint him.
While the shores of Lake Albano are speckled with swimmers and sunbathers, the historic centre of Castel Gandolfo has been quiet this summer – too quiet for many. The residents of the small town – current population 8,782 – have been hosting popes since 1626.
The widespread understanding of the nature of the Church prior to the Second Vatican Council was that of a juridical body with a pyramidal structure that was external to the lives of baptized believers.
Despite the unprecedented damage and trauma surrounding the flood experience in southern Alberta, we have all witnessed incredible rescue efforts and an experience of solidarity beyond our wildest dreams.