International

Pope’s music library contains nearly 2000 CDs, includes Elvis

By Catholic News Service | January 14, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis’ music library contains nearly 2000 CDs and 19 vinyl records, according to the Vatican cardinal who is curating the collection. While it is mostly made up of classical music, it also includes: an old album of Édith Piaf’s greatest hits; Argentine tango tunes, especially … Read More about Pope’s music library contains nearly 2000 CDs, includes Elvis

Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds

By Catholic News Service | January 13, 2022 | 1 Comment

NEW DELHI (CNS) – The Indian government has restored the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration of the Missionaries of Charity, clearing the decks for the globally renowned charity to receive and utilise foreign funds, reported ucanews.com. “I am delighted that the Indian government has restored our FCRA license,” said Sunita … Read More about Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds

Many women feel their voices will be ignored in synod, speakers say

By Catholic News Service | December 21, 2021 | 1 Comment

ROME (CNS) – Women around the world are participating in the process of the Synod of Bishops, but many of them fear that, despite promises, their voices will not be heard, said speakers at a webinar in Rome. “We have to deal with the fears,” Xavière Missionary Sister Nathalie Becquart, undersecretary of … Read More about Many women feel their voices will be ignored in synod, speakers say

Vatican answers questions on limits regarding pre-Vatican II Mass

By Catholic News Service | December 20, 2021 | 3 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Responding to 11 questions it said had been raised about Pope Francis’ document restricting celebrations of the pre-Vatican II Mass, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments offered a few concessions to bishops, but insisted the entire Latin-rite Catholic Church must move toward celebrating only one … Read More about Vatican answers questions on limits regarding pre-Vatican II Mass

Despite age, surgery, Pope is still energetic, his nephew says

By Catholic News Service | December 15, 2021 | 1 Comment

ROME (CNS) – Pope Francis will turn 85 years old on December 17. And according to his nephew, Jesuit Father José Luis Narvaja, he is still rarin’ to go. “I see him doing very well, with so much strength; really, he doesn’t seem to be 85,” the Argentine priest told … Read More about Despite age, surgery, Pope is still energetic, his nephew says

Using ‘holidays’ instead of ‘Christmas’ isn’t inclusive

By Catholic News Service | December 13, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Dropping references to Christmas in favour of “winter holidays” in official European Union communications was an idea that was not meant to offend, but did, and could even push some Christians toward right-wing populist political parties, said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg. The cardinal, president of the … Read More about Using ‘holidays’ instead of ‘Christmas’ isn’t inclusive