Catholic.net :: Featured http://catholic.net Catholics on the net eng-ENG Copyright Catholic.net Inc 1Catholic legislators urged ‘to be leaven in the world’http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10095Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who heads the Vaticans Secretariat of State, shared a message on Friday with participants of the fifth annual conference of the International Catholic Legislators Network..Catholic legislators urged ‘to be leaven in the world’http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10095Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who heads the Vaticans Secretariat of State, shared a message on Friday with participants of the fifth annual conference of the International Catholic Legislators Network..Pro-Life Think Tank Sounds Warning Over New EU Commission Presidenthttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10096European Dignity Watch Says Jean-Claude Juncker Intends to Extend EU Powers Over Fundamental Rights.Pro-Life Think Tank Sounds Warning Over New EU Commission Presidenthttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10096European Dignity Watch Says Jean-Claude Juncker Intends to Extend EU Powers Over Fundamental Rights.II Catholic Social Days for Europehttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10090This major event which we call the Social Days, taking place this year in Madrid between 18 and 21 September, is being jointly organised by the two organisations of Europes Catholic Bishops, CCEE and COMECE.Father Cantalamessa Speaks of His Book on St. Francishttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10091Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household, is releasing a book titled "In Love With Christ," in which he reflects on the real St. Francis.Luca MarcolivioPope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peacehttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10092A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society.lise HarrisII Catholic Social Days for Europehttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10090This major event which we call the Social Days, taking place this year in Madrid between 18 and 21 September, is being jointly organised by the two organisations of Europes Catholic Bishops, CCEE and COMECE.Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announceshttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10089 Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stated ThursdayAndrea GagliarducciPope: Is your faith like a rock or like sand?http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10085St. Peter's Square was full of pilgrims as the Pope led the Angelus on Sunday afternoon..Marriage Equalityhttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10086Our bodies have meaning. The conjugal union of a man and a woman is not a factory to produce babies; marriage seeks to create a total community of love, a one flesh union of mind, heart and body that includes a willingness to care for any children their bodily union makes together.What saps a happy marriage? Premarital sex partners, cohabitation, and small weddings: reporthttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10084They found that people who had no sexual partners besides their spouse reported higher marital quality than those who had other sexual partners as well."Ben JohnsonPope's Homily at Mass for Peace and Reconciliationhttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10083"Jesus asks us to believe that forgiveness is the door which leads to reconciliation".True freedom means loving God, Pope tells thousands at Masshttp://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10081Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Christian Koreans to be leaven in their society, asking them to embrace the true freedom of loving God and one another with a pure heart..Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=10082Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are one family, calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness.