Vatican bans cremation ashes scattering in new guidelines

Share The ashes of cremated Catholics cannot be kept at home, scattered or divided among family members, the Vatican has announced in new guidelines. The two-page instruction by the Vatican’s department on doctrine said ashes of the dead must be kept in “sacred places” such as cemeteries. It also stressed that the  Catholic Church still… Read More Vatican bans cremation ashes scattering in new guidelines

Knowledge of the pope’s encyclical, Laudato S seems to have fallen on closed ears.

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change has fallen on closed ears, study finds Hailed as a significant call for action, the pope’s encyclical has not had the anticipated rallying effect on public opinion, researchers have found Knowledge of the pope’s encyclical, called’ Laudato Si, did not appear to be linked to higher levels of concern… Read More Knowledge of the pope’s encyclical, Laudato S seems to have fallen on closed ears.

Pope: ‘Today Is a Time of Mission and Courage’

Have courage! Embrace your mission. Pope Francis stressed this during his Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, as he reflected on today’s readings, especially St. Paul’s Letter to Timothy, in which he encourages his disciple to remember that as Christians we are called to set out and evangelize. Francis observed how St. Paul’s autobiographical account… Read More Pope: ‘Today Is a Time of Mission and Courage’

Pope: urges Christians to reject envy and conflicts and work for unity:humility, gentleness and magnanimity are the three key attitudes to build unity within the Church

  21/10/2016 12:40  SHARE: (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said humility, gentleness and magnanimity are the three key attitudes to build unity within the Church and urged Christians to reject envy, jealousy and conflicts. He was speaking at his Mass celebrated on Friday in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Taking his inspiration from the… Read More Pope: urges Christians to reject envy and conflicts and work for unity:humility, gentleness and magnanimity are the three key attitudes to build unity within the Church

Pope to Elderly: Power and Looks Are Mythicized; You Must Show What Truly Matters

Forward s Today’s world mythicizes power and looks, and thus the elderly have a special mission, Pope Francis says: To give witness to what really matters — the values that remain forever. The Pope said this Saturday when he addressed some 7,000 elderly, including many grandparents, in Paul VI Hall. The Holy Father emphasized that… Read More Pope to Elderly: Power and Looks Are Mythicized; You Must Show What Truly Matters