Archive of April 16, 2013

Boston priest comforts locals, says Christ offers 'real healing'

Apr 16, 2013 - 06:08 pm .- A priest who offered consolation to passers-by after the explosion at the Boston Marathon said that the event left him with the impression that evil can only be properly understood in the light of Christ’s passion and resurrection.

Political leaders encourage hope amid Boston tragedy

Apr 16, 2013 - 05:38 pm .- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, state and federal lawmakers are offering assistance and support to the people of Massachusetts, along with promises of continued prayers.

Slain Catholic boy remembered by Boston community

Apr 16, 2013 - 03:14 pm .- The young Catholic boy killed when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is being remembered by his family and educators for his kindness and enthusiasm.

Advisory group will not weaken Pope's power, analyst explains

Apr 16, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- Although some have worried Pope Francis’ creation of a group of cardinals to advise him means he is giving up some of his papal authority, an expert in Church law says a better description of the move is choosing the members of a cabinet.

Benedict XVI receives birthday greetings from Pope Francis

Apr 16, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Pope Francis made a phone call on the morning of April 16 to wish a happy 86th birthday to his predecessor, Benedict XVI.

Church leaders pray for peace in wake of Boston bombing

Apr 16, 2013 - 11:16 am .- Catholic leaders offered prayers and sent words of peace to those affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon, encouraging the faithful to pray for those involved and for the souls of those who have died.

Vatican unveils plans for International Family Center in Nazareth

Apr 16, 2013 - 10:54 am .- The Vatican is moving ahead with plans to build the International Family Center in Nazareth, a complex that will include a church, meeting spaces, a hotel for visitors and play areas for children, all as part of an effort to build up the family in the Holy Land.

Pope urges Bostonians to combat evil with good

Apr 16, 2013 - 06:46 am .- Pope Francis is praying for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing and encouraging them not to be overcome by evil but fight it with good.

On 86th birthday, Benedict praised as deeply humble

Apr 16, 2013 - 06:04 am .- As Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday on April 16, the author of a new book on the legacy of the retired pontiff says his humility largely inspired the work.

Archbishop praises MLK's letter from jail as prophetic

Apr 16, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was “direct and prophetic” in its call for justice and racial equality, an archbishop said on the occasion of the letter’s 50th anniversary.

Gonzaga professor denies school's claim to support Knights

Apr 16, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A professor at Gonzaga University has countered claims by the school that it supports the campus' Knights of Columbus Council after the group's application to be a student organization was denied.

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