Archive of March 28, 2013

'I do this with my heart,' Pope says before washing inmates' feet

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Francis recalled for around 40 young detainees how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and said that he would willingly do the same for them because he is called to serve.

Pope advances sainthood causes for persecuted Catholics

Mar 28, 2013 - 09:43 am .- Pope Francis has approved moving ahead with 16 causes for sainthood, which include multiple 20th-century martyrs, the foundress of a religious order with U.S. ties and a lay Portuguese woman.

Vatican did not expect Pope to visit youth prison

Mar 28, 2013 - 08:30 am .- Vatican officials thought Pope Francis would only celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but an invitation from a government minister changed their plans.

Pope to priests: anointing others will strengthen your heart

Mar 28, 2013 - 05:44 am .- The Pope told priests that if they “anoint” others by bringing the grace of God to their everyday realities, they will be strengthened in their priesthood.

DC youth salsa dance for immigrant outreach

Mar 28, 2013 - 04:12 am .- A recent Latin-style party in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of young adults for a night of music, food and salsa dancing that benefited Catholic outreach to low-income immigrants.

ND bishop praises new laws protecting unborn life

Mar 28, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck, N.D. praised the North Dakota legislature and governor for passing into law three pro-life bills that place stronger restrictions on abortion.

Survey shows Easter services important for Americans

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:02 am .- About 60 percent of Americans say they intend to go to church for Easter Sunday, with 70 percent of Catholic Americans and 92 percent of practicing Catholics saying they will attend services.

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