Archive of January 29, 2013

National Catholic Reporter 'proud' to identify as Catholic

Jan 29, 2013 - 04:50 pm .- The editor of the National Catholic Reporter responded to Bishop Robert Finn's warning that the publication undermines the faith by saying that paper confidently describes itself as Catholic.

Apostolic nuncio prays for missing priest in Mexico

Jan 29, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, voiced prayers and expressed solidarity with the family members of a local priest who was kidnapped last month.

Pope's World Day of the Sick message in Arabic for first time

Jan 29, 2013 - 01:15 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is having his message for this year's World Day of the Sick published in Arabic for the very first time.

Pope appoints new leader for Portland archdiocese

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette, Mich., to shepherd the archdiocese of Portland, Ore.

Vatican official hopes legal dialogue will help persecuted Christians

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:28 am .- As the Church celebrates the 30th anniversary of canon law, legal experts at the Vatican are continuing their push for dialogue with their counterparts in other countries, hoping that these talks could reduce the hostility Christians are experiencing worldwide.

Law professor says pro-life views must lead to cultural action

Jan 29, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Americans who wish to be truly pro-life must be willing to examine the philosophical and cultural implications of these views, said George Mason University law professor Helen Alvaré.

Franciscan University president recalls students' joy as fondest memory

Jan 29, 2013 - 02:04 am .- The greatest blessing for Franciscan University of Steubenville's president has been witnessing the enthusiasm of students, Father Terence Henry said after the news of his retirement as was announced.

US called on to support two-state solution in Palestine

Jan 29, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A group of 30 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious leaders signed a statement urging the Obama administration to work for a “viable two-state peace agreement” in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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