Archive of February 21, 2013

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

Feb 21, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may threaten the lives of those in poverty, cautioned Catholic Relief Services.

Over 100,000 march to defend marriage in Puerto Rico

Feb 21, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- More than 100,000 people gathered outside the Puerto Rican capitol in San Juan on Feb. 18 to support the defense of marriage and family against proposed legislation on gay unions.

Cardinal Dolan summons prayer for Pope Benedict

Feb 21, 2013 - 02:42 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is calling on his archdiocese to pray in a particular way for Pope Benedict on Feb. 22, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.

God will help choose next Pope, cardinal stresses

Feb 21, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima, Peru, discouraged a spirit of intrigue surrounding the upcoming conclave and said the new Pope will be chosen with God’s help, regardless of nationality.

Vatican official: prepare for resignation with spiritual growth, not division

Feb 21, 2013 - 09:38 am .- At a press briefing to preview the Pope’s final events, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said now is a time to grow spiritually and not fabricate stories on possible Vatican division.

New Pope will handle Pius X Society decision

Feb 21, 2013 - 07:56 am .- The effort to reach an agreement between the Church and the Society of St. Pius X will be passed on to the next Pope, Father Federico Lombardi said.

Pope praised for trailblazing unity with Anglicans

Feb 21, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Pope Benedict's move allowing Anglican converts to enter the Catholic Church as a group makes him “the Pope of Christian Unity,” says the head of the United Kingdom's structure for these communities.

Benedict XVI's travels as pontiff spanned globe

Feb 21, 2013 - 02:07 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's papacy continued his predecessor's worldwide travels, crisscrossing Italy and spending 100 days abroad to encourage the Catholic faithful and evangelize for Jesus Christ.

Controversial priest's lawsuit against LifeSiteNews advances

Feb 21, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A libel and defamation lawsuit against, filed by Canadian priest Father Raymond Gravel who describes himself as “pro-choice,” will go to trial.

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