Archive of April 10, 2013

Catholic Charities 'appalled' by former board member's abortion stance

Apr 10, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida says it is saddened that a former board member has become a Planned Parenthood lobbyist, noting that she had affirmed Catholic teaching in applying for the board.

Vatican spokesman denies report that Benedict XVI is ill

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:28 pm .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi says that contrary to a report in the Spanish daily El Mundo, the Bishop-emeritus of Rome, Benedict XVI, is not suffering from any illness.

Church bells toll in Colombia for victims of violence

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- Church bells across Colombia rang out on Tuesday in a move of solidarity with the thousands of victims of violence that has plagued the country for decades.

World misses God but it can see your joy, Pope tells audience

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:37 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics to serve humanity by showing “the joy of being children of God” to the world, since it “no longer seems able to lift its gaze towards God.”

Vatican response to financial evaluation will exceed requirements

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:02 am .- The Vatican plans to demonstrate its commitment to financial transparency by presenting progress it has made in areas the Council of Europe’s money laundering prevention committee is not requiring.

Pope salutes his favorite soccer team

Apr 10, 2013 - 08:05 am .- Diverse groups from around the world were present at this morning’s general audience, but one – the Pope’s favorite soccer team – received a greeting from the pontiff that no one else did.

Pope celebrates Mass with America's highest-ranking Latino bishop

Apr 10, 2013 - 05:20 am .- The Pope celebrated Mass with Archbishop José H. Gomez, the highest-ranking American bishop of Hispanic origin, on the feast of the Lord’s Annunciation.

Renovated New Mexico chapel to help form priests

Apr 10, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The newly-renovated chapel of Bishop James Wall of the Gallup diocese aims to be part of the spiritual formation of local seminarians as they prepare to pastor churches in the future.

In new film, pastor issues 'war cry' against human trafficking

Apr 10, 2013 - 02:05 am .- A Christian pastor hopes a new film focused on modern day slavery will act as a catalyst for action to help some 27 million people who make up the thriving market of human trafficking.

Fla. Planned Parenthood lobbyist was on Catholic Charities board

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:11 am .- A Planned Parenthood lobbyist who appeared to endorse infanticide at a March hearing in the Florida legislature is a former board member of a local Catholic Charities affiliate, a spokeswoman said.

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