Posts Tagged ‘Latin America’

Pope Francis knocks on Mary’s door before WYD

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Returning to the Marian shrine where he oversaw the drafting of a crucial document on re-evangelising Latin America, Pope Francis said he wanted to “knock on the door of the house of Mary” before beginning his heavy World Youth Day schedule. Recalling the call for evangelisation issued by the Latin American bishops when they met Read more

Vatican official blasts Americans’ faith

Friday, December 14th, 2012

A “grey pragmatism and mediocrity” has infiltrated Christianity in America, according to an official of the Vatican’s Latin America commission. Professor Guzman Carriquiry, secretary for the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, said there is a growing tendency for Americans’ faith to be lived with a lack of enthusiasm, lukewarmness and ignorance. “How many Christians today Read more

An Asian plea for humility at the Synod of Bishops

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Anybody who’s seen the movie “Pulp Fiction” probably recalls the scene where John Travolta explains to Samuel L. Jackson that in France, McDonald’s calls the quarter-pounder a “Royale with cheese” because, in light of the metric system, the French wouldn’t know what a quarter-pounder is. (It turns out that the movie got the French slightly Read more

Pope: converts to evangelical churches find Catholic parishes lacking

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Pope Benedict has given his opinion that Catholics who become converts to evangelical churches often do so because they experience a lack of fervour, joy and community within Catholic parishes — not because of doctrinal reasons. “Often sincere people who leave our Church do not do so as a result of what non-Catholic groups believe, Read more