from ONE

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Upstairs, Downstairs

Perspectives
by Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
Survivors

Antidisestablishmentarianism
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2003)
From the Secretary General

CNEWA at 75: The Beginning
text by Peg Maron
photographs: CNEWA Archives
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2001)
CNEWA – a true expression of the popes’ love and concern for the peoples and churches of the Near East.

Sacred Cows
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
Ideas to which we cling may be sacred cows – obstacles on the path to God.

The Last Tiara
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
A reflection on the symbolism of the last tiara used at the coronation of Pope Paul VI in 1963.

To Rome and Back: The Pontifical Oriental Institute
by the Rev. Edward G. Farrugia, S.J.
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
A history of the Pontifical Oriental Institute as it continues to support ecumenism in the Catholic Church.

Pope
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1996)
Understanding what “pope” is all about.

Onward Christian Soldiers
by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., K.C.H.S.
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
The history of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

The Congregation for the Eastern Churches and CNEWA
by Msgr. John F. McCarthy
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
The Congregation for the Eastern Churches addresses the concerns of the Eastern and Latin churches. Today it partners with CNEWA to deliver aid.

from News

Pope Appeals To End Fighting in Libya
Catholic News Service (29 March 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI appealed for a suspension of fighting in Libya and the immediate start of a serious dialogue aimed at restoring peace to the North African country.

Pope Appeals for Aid to Drought-stricken East Africa
Catholic News Service (19 July 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI urged the international community to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, where tens of thousands have fled drought and famine.

Pope Prays for Turkey’s Quake Victims
Catholic News Service (27 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI offered prayers for the victims of Turkey’s magnitude 7.2 earthquake as Catholic aid agencies worked to support the tens of thousands of victims left homeless in temperatures that approached freezing each night.

New Pope ‘Figure of Unity’ for Catholics
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and chair of CNEWA’s board, congratulated the newly elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who took the name Francis.

Argentina’s Cardinal Bergoglio Elected Pope; Chooses ’Francis‘
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis.

Text of Pope Francis’s Remarks from Balcony
Catholic News Service (13 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is the English translation of Pope Francis’s remarks delivered from the balcony after his election as pope.

Latin Patriarch Congratulates Pope Francis
Catholic News Service (14 March 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal commended Pope Francis on his election with the traditional Arabic greeting of “Alf mabrouk,” or “1,000 congratulations.”

Timeline of the life of Pope Francis
Catholic News Service (15 March 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI on 13 March by the conclave of cardinals.

Pope Francis, With Retired Pope, Canonizes Sts. John and John Paul
Catholic News Service (27 April 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity to its ancient traditions.

from Blog Content

A Milestone: Fifty Years and Five Popes
A member of CNEWA's family receives a papal award for 50 years of service.

Picture of the Day: A Very Bavarian Papal Birthday
Today is Pope Benedict XVI's birthday.

Picture of the Day: A Spirit of Prayer and Trustful Submission
At the Coptic Orthodox Mar Bishoi Church in Port Said, Egypt, a parishioner prays at the icon of the church patron. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Pentarchy
Pentarchy, after the Greek for "five leaders," refers to the five patriarchates in the early church.

What's Next?
Pope Benedict XVI's historic announcement yesterday, the world has been asking a lot of questions about what the days ahead will bring.

Picture of the Day: Ends and Beginnings
Pope Benedict XVI receives ashes from Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Vatican on 13 February. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Take Five: 5 Facts About Electing A Pope
Father Elias Mallon shares some little-known details of papal elections through history.

"Faces and Places" of the Conclave
This morning, Catholic News Service released the brief video on the conclave that will select the next pope.

Page One: Headlines for 2/20/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: The Pope Says Goodbye
igns salute Pope Benedict XVI with words of gratitude as he arrives to lead his final general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 27 February. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: Farewell
Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals at the Vatican on 28 February, the final day of his papacy. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Sede Vacante
Workers remove the banner with Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms after the pope's final public appearence as pope in the town square in Castel Gandolfo on 28 February (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: Laying the Groundwork
Workers cover the floor of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on 8 March in preparation for the papal conclave. Cardinal electors assembled in Rome will begin voting for the next pope 12 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

Picture of the Day: The World Watches and Waits
Huddled in the rain, people in St. Peter's Square watch on a large television monitor as cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI on 12 March. (photo: CNS/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Habemus Papam!
Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, greets the crowd from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Page One: Headlines for 3/14/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: In India, Sand Francis
A sand sculpture of the newly-elected Pope Francis, created by Indian artist Sudarshan Patnaik, adorns a beach in Puri, India, on 14 March. (photo: CNS/Reuters)

Picture of the Day: College Reunion
Pope Francis addresses the College of Cardinals in the Vatican's Clementine Hall on 15 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

Signs and Symbols: A Preview of Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass
Rev. Elias Mallon discusses the prognostication and symbolic analysis surrounding the new pope.

Picture of the Day: Benedict Returns
The helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes the dome of St. Peter's Basilica as the retired pope returns to the Vatican on 2 May. The pope will live in a monastery in the Vatican Gardens. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: Try This On for Size
After receiving a new zucchetto from a young girl, Pope Francis offers her his old one in exchange after arriving for his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 8 May. (photo: CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Picture of the Day: “Blessed Pope John, Pray for Us”
A pilgrim holds a banner bearing the words “Blessed Pope John XXIII pray for us” in preparation for a Mass at the tomb of the pope. (photo: CNS)

Picture of the Day: Harleys for His Holiness
Pope Francis is presented with a leather Harley Davidson jacket during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 12 June. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Person of the Year
The cover of Time magazine's Person of the Year issue, featuring Pope Francis. (photo: CNS/Time Inc., handout via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: One Year Later
It was one year ago today, 11 February 2013, that Pope Benedict made history by announcing his resignation. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: One Year Ago
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.

The Canonization Crowds: Why Pilgrims Packed Rome
Father Elias Mallon discusses pilgrims in the context of the recent canonization Mass at the Vatican.

Page One: Headlines for 5/16/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: "Older People Have a Great Talent"
On Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for the elderly in St. Peter’s Square.

Page One: Headlines for 8/26/15
Stories of interest for the day.

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI, CNEWA’s founder, was born 159 years ago today. (photo: CNEWA)

Page One: Headlines for 11/23/16
Stories of interest for the day.