Archive of March 27, 2013

Thousands flood DC to stand up for marriage

Mar 27, 2013 - 06:04 pm .- Citing concerns for the well-being of children and respect for the democratic process, participants in the national March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., stressed the importance of marriage for society.

Pope Francis to offer hope by washing young inmates' feet

Mar 27, 2013 - 04:59 pm .- Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday is being described as a display of love for the young people and invitation to renewal.

Chief Justice refutes claim that gay lobby is politically powerless

Mar 27, 2013 - 03:11 pm .- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need special protections, citing the rapid change in public opinion over same-sex marriage.

100,000 march for life in Peru

Mar 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- More than 100,000 Peruvians bore the heat on March 23 to take part in the Great March for Life 2013, voicing support for the defense of human life from conception to natural death.

Pope calls for end to Central African Republic violence

Mar 27, 2013 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled the country’s government over the weekend.

Vatican TV documentary reveals Pope Francis' first words

Mar 27, 2013 - 10:10 am .- The Vatican Television Center will release the documentary “Francesco” next week, providing an intimate look at the historic events that led to the election of Pope Francis, including his first words after his election.

Holy Week is time to bring Christ to forgotten, Pope teaches

Mar 27, 2013 - 07:28 am .- Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith and to bring the joy of Christ to those who are most distant or in need.

Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

Mar 27, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving an institutional link between parents for the sake of their children.

Bishop stands firm on maintaining Catholic identity in schools

Mar 27, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif., has said that he will allow several months for education and instruction before moving forward with a Catholic identity policy for diocesan school teachers.

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