Archive of January 16, 2013

US asked to intervene for Christian citizen jailed in Iran

Jan 16, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- A U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith could face execution if the government is not pressured to release him, warned an international religious freedom advocacy group.

Changes to March for Life focus on engaging culture

Jan 16, 2013 - 02:15 pm .- When hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the nation’s capital for the March for Life this year, they will be met with exciting changes aimed at young people and cultural renewal, said the event’s leader.

Desire to see God's face fulfilled in Christ, Pope affirms

Jan 16, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict examined salvation history as the story of man's relationship with and thirst for God at his general audience this week at the Vatican.

Franciscans' prayer request texts met with enthusiasm

Jan 16, 2013 - 04:03 am .- U.S.-based Franciscan friars have enjoyed a widespread response to a service allowing Catholics to send in prayer requests via text message.

Irish pro-lifers rally at defining moment in abortion law

Jan 16, 2013 - 02:06 am .- A Jan. 19 pro-life vigil in Dublin aims to rally against the government's proposal to permit some abortions, warning that abortion advocates are blurring important moral distinctions in the debate.

Catholic journalist to run news at Cardinal Newman Society

Jan 16, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Cardinal Newman Society has named veteran journalist and author Tim Drake as its senior editor and director of news operations to help advance the group's work in following Catholic education.

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