Archive of February 19, 2013

US Mass guidelines issued for Pope's resignation

Feb 19, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has promoted and released guidelines for Masses and prayer services surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's resignation at the end of February.

Cloistered nun believes monastic life will extend Pope's reach

Feb 19, 2013 - 04:16 pm .- Pope Benedict’s decision to dedicate himself to a life of prayer will enable him to impact people who might not have listened to him while he was Pope, according to a cloistered Dominican nun.

Pope's brother says resignation is beneficial to Church

Feb 19, 2013 - 04:16 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI’s older brother explained that the pontiff’s decision to resign is good for the Body of Christ because he had become too weak to carry out his ministry.

Vatican officials arrive in Jordan as refugee crisis continues

Feb 19, 2013 - 09:39 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, is visiting Jordan to take stock of the serious refugee situation created by the Syrian conflict and to assess how Catholic charities are responding.

Pope remembered for linking education, love of God

Feb 19, 2013 - 04:10 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has left a lasting mark on Catholic education by showing how reason and knowledge can lead to an essential love of God, reflected scholars at leading Catholic universities.

Care for women vital to pro-life cause, advocate stresses

Feb 19, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager Abby Johnson praised care centers for pregnant women as essential to the pro-life movement at large.

Knights of Columbus launch Twitter prayer campaign for Pope

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor during the upcoming period of transition.

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