Archive of March 18, 2013

Congressional delegates praise Pope's loving example

Mar 18, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Members of Congress traveling to the Vatican for the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis praised the new Pontiff as a spiritual leader who presents the fullness of Church teaching in love.

Pope possesses wisdom and simplicity, Argentine cardinal says

Mar 18, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The retired cardinal of Parana, Argentina, described his friend Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio – now Pope Francis – as an able pastor with the heart of a missionary.

Pope Francis' inauguration brings world to Rome

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:50 pm .- Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge on St. Peter’s Square March 19 for the installation of Pope Francis, including large delegations from Argentina and Italy.

Catholic Marriage Prep success bucking national marital trends

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- With more couples choosing to use contraception and live together before marriage, the Catholic definition of marriage is more at risk than ever, says Christian Meert, who with his wife Christine heads the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Priest defends Pope Francis against 'Dirty War' accusations

Mar 18, 2013 - 10:33 am .- In a CNA column, professor and priest Father Matthew Lamb dispels allegations that Pope Francis did not speak out against the kidnapping of two Jesuits during the country's civil conflict in the 1970s.

Pope keeps motto of mercy from Buenos Aires

Mar 18, 2013 - 09:50 am .- Pope Francis decided this morning that he would keep both the motto and coat of arms that he used during his time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Pope Francis will shake up more than Vatican schedules

Mar 18, 2013 - 04:45 am .- All the Vatican officials will continue in their positions “until otherwise provided” while Pope Francis takes time for “reflection, prayer and dialogue before making any definitive appointments,” and one can expect changes to happen.

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