Archive of February 13, 2013

Pentagon criticized for offering spousal benefits to gay couples

Feb 13, 2013 - 05:09 pm .- The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to military spouses.

Benedictine abbot sees good reasons for moving Pope's Mass

Feb 13, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Given the number of people that inevitably swarmed to the Holy Father’s last public Mass, Benedictine Abbot Nokter Wolf understands why his monastery did not host the Pope.

Conclave to determine new Pope could be held mid-March

Feb 13, 2013 - 02:17 pm .- The conclave to elect the next Bishop of Rome could start between March 15 and 19, according to the director of the Holy See's Press Office.

During last Mass, Pope Benedict urges return to God

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:52 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged people across the globe to wholeheartedly return to God during his last Mass today as pontiff of the Catholic Church.

State of the Union speeches recognize role of family

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The importance of strong families for the well-being of society was discussed by leaders of both political parties as President Barack Obama delivered his 2013 State of the Union address.

Pope urges conversion in face of modern temptations

Feb 13, 2013 - 10:00 am .- After thanking everyone for their love and prayers since he announced his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how modern culture frequently offers people the temptation to set aside their faith.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's final days

Feb 13, 2013 - 06:05 am .- The last days of Pope Benedict XVI will include three public appearances, a meeting with the priests of Rome, Lenten spiritual exercises, and audiences with politicians and cardinals.

Archbishop calls for return to America's 'founding ideals'

Feb 13, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Catholics today must help the U.S. return to its founding principles amid dangers to religious liberty, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore told a gathering of business leaders.

Pope: I can 'almost physically' feel prayers and love

Feb 13, 2013 - 03:45 am .- Two days after saying he will resign, Pope Benedict XVI said that he has been able to feel, “almost physically,” the prayers and love that have been poured out for him.

Knights of Columbus encourage prayers for next Pope

Feb 13, 2013 - 02:02 am .- A new prayer from the Knights of Columbus thanks Jesus for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and intercedes for the gift of a holy and faithful Pope after Benedict's retirement on Feb. 28.

Pope decided to resign after Cuba trip, Vatican advisor says

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down from his office was made soon after his trip to Mexico and Cuba in March 2012, according to a senior communications officer at the Vatican.  

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