Archive of April 19, 2013

EWTN celebrates Mother Angelica's 90th birthday

Apr 19, 2013 - 05:00 pm .- The Eternal Word Television Network is celebrating the 90th birthday of its foundress, Mother Angelica, on April 20 with 90 hours of programming featuring her wit and wisdom.

Nearly 15,000 French mayors will refuse to marry gay couples

Apr 19, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages,” even if the government moves ahead with plans to legalize the practice.

Columnist details Mother Angelica's committed spirit

Apr 19, 2013 - 03:57 pm .- To honor the 90th birthday of Mother Angelica, founder of Eternal Word Television Network, renowned Catholic author Alice von Hildebrand has written an account of the nun’s refusal “to be defeated.”

Resolution to lift Boy Scouts' gay ban proposed

Apr 19, 2013 - 03:40 pm .- The Boy Scouts of America have introduced a resolution to reverse a ban on openly gay members, while leaving a ban on openly homosexual troop leaders intact.

Knights of Columbus to help devastated Texas town

Apr 19, 2013 - 12:14 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have announced a donation drive to help the community of West, Texas after a massive fertilizer plant explosion killed a dozen people and demolished homes Wednesday night.

Former NBA player visits Swiss Guard basketball team

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:25 am .- The former Los Angeles Lakers player Vlade Divac was thrilled to meet with the Swiss Guard to discuss sports and learn about their work at the Vatican.

Pope: answering God with the heart protects against ideologies

Apr 19, 2013 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis spent his homily today reflecting on responding to God’s invitations with the heart and not just the intellect, since this leads to ideologies that falsify the Gospel and weigh down the Church.

Pope's Curia reform council reflects Church diversity

Apr 19, 2013 - 04:06 am .- The eight cardinals Pope Francis has chosen to advise him on church governance and reform of the Curia come from a variety of backgrounds and countries, bringing with them diverse views and realms of experience.  

Italian bishops launch TV program on stunning cathedral

Apr 19, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The Italian bishops' conference have produced a twelve-part television series presenting the Creed from  Sicily's Monreale cathedral, a 12th century church covered in rich mosaics which explain the faith.

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