Archive of January 22, 2013

After 40 years of abortion, bishops voice sorrow, hope

Jan 22, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Church leaders across the U.S. expressed both grief and renewed determination on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout America.

LA archdiocese vows continued anti-abuse efforts

Jan 22, 2013 - 04:00 pm .- As former priests face litigation over sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has renewed its commitment to protect the young people of the Church.

Women recount pain, suffering following abortions

Jan 22, 2013 - 02:35 pm .- Forty years after abortion was legalized throughout America, women who have been victims of the procedure are speaking out about the trauma and suffering it has caused in their lives.

Vietnamese communist leader meets Pope for first time

Jan 22, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Pope Benedict received in audience today the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party, discussing issues of interest to the Vatican city-state and Vietnam.

Pope names Brazilian born priest new head of Vatican TV

Jan 22, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- In a restructuring of Vatican communication departments, a Brazilian born priest will be the new director of the Vatican TV station.

Pope Benedict celebrates St. Agnes with blessing of lambs

Jan 22, 2013 - 10:43 am .- In a traditional ceremony marking the feast of Saint Agnes, Pope Benedict blessed a pair of lambs whose wool will be used to make palliums for the Church's new metropolitan archbishops.

Cardinal finds prayer, penance needed for end of abortion

Jan 22, 2013 - 04:04 am .- Prayers and penitential hearts must be at the foundation of efforts to restore a genuine respect for life in America, observed Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston.

Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life

Jan 22, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Hundreds of pro-life advocates gathered on the west steps of the Colorado capitol on Sunday for the March for Life rally and walk ahead of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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