Cardinal Dolan Launches 2016-17 Program With Respect Life Month Statement

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Cardinal Dolan Launches 2016-17 Program With Respect Life Month Statement WASHINGTON—In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2016, Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York called for all human life to be "cherished and protected." Cardinal Dolan chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).The Cardinal's statement launches the year-long Respect Life Program (www.usccb.org/respectlife), which explores the theme, "Moved by Mercy." As Pope Francis said in calling for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, "We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us." Cardinal Dolan said: "When we let our hearts be moved by God's mercy, it shapes everything."...Read More
News from the Pope: Pope tells Vodafone to ‘promote development, not spread bad news’ (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with the directors of the ‘Vodafone Foundation’ in a private audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall on Wednesday, telling them to ‘be constructive’ and make religious text available to more people....Read More
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Revealing the Real Music of St. Francis of Assisi - St. Francis, who experienced a dramatic conversion in his early 20s, also converted from worldly music to holy music, both inside and outside the liturgy. This transition was recently discussed by Nicholas Will, professor of sacred music at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and director of music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Will plays the pipe organ on the 2016 album Laudato Si: In the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Will says that St. Francis, whose feast day is Oct. 4, was markedly different from some popular views of him...Read more