Archive of April 17, 2013

Archbishop Gomez welcomes immigration reform proposal

Apr 17, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles applauded the introduction of legislation to change the U.S. immigration system, while pledging the bishops’ help in reviewing and improving the proposal.

Protest launched over clerical sex abuse video game

Apr 17, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Spanish civil rights groups have launched a campaign calling for the removal of a video game based on clerical sex abuse, in which a Pope figure coordinates abuse and tries to avoid being caught by reporters.  

Rejecting Holy Spirit's work in Vatican II is 'foolish,' Pope says

Apr 17, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- The work of the Holy Spirit at the Second Vatican Council is not yet finished, Pope Francis said, because many in the Church are unwilling to fully embrace what God inspired in the council fathers.

Financial decisions key factor in Pope's reform drive

Apr 17, 2013 - 09:26 am .- One month into his papacy, Pope Francis has made his first episcopal and administrative appointments and has met with heads of state and the faithful, but one decision that is likely to play a key role in his reform project will be how he deals with the Vatican’s financial operations.

Pope Francis assures Iran, Pakistan quake victims of prayers

Apr 17, 2013 - 06:21 am .- Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the earthquake that killed 35 and injured 100 in Iran and Pakistan.

Jesus' Ascension means we are never alone, Pope says

Apr 17, 2013 - 05:56 am .- Pope Francis proclaimed “we are never alone” and that Jesus is our defender, as he reflected on the Ascension during his Wednesday general audience.

Chicago honors first African-American priest with pilgrimage

Apr 17, 2013 - 04:05 am .- In honor of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in the U.S., the Chicago archdiocese is holding a pilgrimage in May which will visit sites associated with his life and ministry.

Baltimore cardinal awarded Boy Scouts' highest honor

Apr 17, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In recognition of his service to youth, the Boy Scouts of America have given retired Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore scouting's highest commendation, the Silver Buffalo Award.

Cardinal Wuerl stands in solidarity with DC priest

Apr 17, 2013 - 12:06 am .- During his homily at a Mass with George Washington University students, Cardinal Wuerl expressed support for the campus' priest, who has faced hostility for upholding Church teaching on sexuality.

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