Archive of February 23, 2013

US report shows increase in sexually-transmitted infections

Feb 23, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- New governmental reports on sexual behavior in America show significant rises in both sexually-transmitted infections and use of emergency contraception in recent years.

A gold medal for his faith

Feb 23, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- When coaches and athletes are preparing to head to the Olympic Games, they certainly long for the thrill of victory and don’t even want to consider the agony of defeat. But what of the challenge of even going to the Olympics, period, when an immediate family member dies in the final weeks before the Games?

Vatican slams media for trying to influence papal vote

Feb 23, 2013 - 08:00 am .- As the conclave to elect a new Pope approaches, the media has ramped up its speculation about why the Pope is resigning, causing the Secretariat of State to warn about “completely false and unverifiable” news stories aimed at swaying public opinion to influence the vote. 

Pope spends final retreat exploring truth, beauty connection

Feb 23, 2013 - 07:21 am .- Benedict XVI finished his final Lenten spiritual exercises as Pope by thanking his collaborators for support and help these last eight years and by reflecting on the relationship between truth and beauty.

Castel Gandolfo prepares to receive first retired Pope

Feb 23, 2013 - 06:03 am .- Residents of the town that is home to the Pope’s summer residence say they are happy Pope Benedict is returning to live there.

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