Archive of February 14, 2013

Archbishop testifies for repeal of Maryland death penalty

Feb 14, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- Speaking at a legislative hearing in Maryland, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore supported efforts to end the death penalty in the state, calling for punishments that respect human life.

Bishops of Nicaragua announce 40 hours of prayer for Pope

Feb 14, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- The bishops of Nicaragua are inviting Catholics in the country and around the world to join together in 40 hours of prayer for Pope Benedict XVI as he retires from the papacy.

Pope: media helped spread misinterpretations of Vatican II

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misinterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version.

New Pope will be the one God wants, Spanish bishop says

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The secretary general of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference defended Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign and said that the Holy Spirit will choose a new shepherd to govern God’s people.

Archbishop Ganswein plans to remain prefect of Papal Household

Feb 14, 2013 - 08:40 am .- Archbishop Georg Ganswein will move with Pope Benedict XVI when he retires on Feb. 28, but he also intends to retain his role as head of the Papal Household.

Nun describes simplicity of Pope's retirement monastery

Feb 14, 2013 - 07:47 am .- One of the nuns that lived in the monastery where the Pope will retire says his choice shows his “great simplicity” because it “is not a work of art or comparable with other Vatican buildings.”

Author sees cultural willingness to re-examine sexual revolution

Feb 14, 2013 - 04:07 am .- A Catholic author believes that the “surprisingly positive” reception of her book on the sexual revolution shows an encouraging openness to reconsider cultural assumptions about artificial contraception.

Bishop finds sacred music essential for liturgy

Feb 14, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Sacred music is “integral” to the Catholic Church's liturgy, Bishop Alexander K. Sample said in a Feb. 13 pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Marquette.

Basketball pros to become Catholic campus missionaries

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Best friends Jennifer Risper and Christina Wirth have given up professional basketball to become Catholic missionaries with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students' outreach to student athletes.

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