Archive of March 22, 2013

US bishops cite Pope Francis in urging marriage rally prayers

Mar 22, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- U.S. bishops have asked participants in an ongoing fast to pray for the upcoming March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., noting that Pope Francis urged Argentine Catholics to take part in a similar event.

Pope celebrates Mass for Vatican gardeners, janitors

Mar 22, 2013 - 04:00 pm .- Pope Francis celebrated a small Mass for the Vatican’s janitors and gardeners on the morning of March 22 in the Domus Sanctae Marthae chapel.  

America's 'soul' at risk over immigration, Archbishop Gomez warns

Mar 22, 2013 - 12:21 pm .- Addressing America's immigration problem, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles urged religious believers to recall the nation to an understanding of human dignity based on its biblical roots.

Claims that Pope supported gay civil unions disputed

Mar 22, 2013 - 09:21 am .- The director of the Catholic News Agency of Argentina (AICA) has told CNA that claims of Pope Francis supporting gay civil unions when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires are not true.

Spiritual poverty threatens world peace, Pope states

Mar 22, 2013 - 05:50 am .- Pope Francis invited the diplomats accredited to the Holy See to join him in fighting both material and spiritual poverty, which both contribute to the lack of peace in the world.

Young entrepreneur's life defined by dreams, not disability

Mar 22, 2013 - 04:00 am .- Despite only being 27 years old, Tim Harris already has a lengthy resume. The New Mexico native has won more medals than Michael Phelps, was voted homecoming king by the largest margin of votes in his high school’s history, is a college graduate and owns the “world’s friendliest restaurant,” Tim’s Place, in Albuquerque.

Louisiana monks thankful for right to sell caskets

Mar 22, 2013 - 02:00 am .- After fighting a lawsuit for over five years, Benedictine monks in Louisiana finally won the right to sell their handmade wooden caskets when a federal appeals court ruled in their favor March 20.

US help for jailed Iran pastor 'woefully' inept, congressmen charge

Mar 22, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Five members of Congress say the U.S. State Department is not doing enough to help Pastor Saeed Abedini, an imprisoned U.S. citizen being held in an Iranian prison because of his Christian beliefs.

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