Archive of May 3, 2013

Six months later, Sandy victims plod through recovery

May 3, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and hit the northeastern U.S., coastal community members continue to struggle through the difficult process of rebuilding their lives.

Accused Newark priest resigns from ministry

May 3, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- A priest accused of sexually abusing a minor in 2001 has resigned from ministry with the Newark archdiocese, after acknowledging that he violated the terms of an agreement with local prosecutors.

Pope moves queen, Italian laywoman closer to sainthood

May 3, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis has approved miracles attributed to a Sicilian queen and a 20th-century Italian laywoman, placing them one step closer to sainthood.

Venezuelan cardinal calls for end to violence

May 3, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas exhorted Venezuelans to listen to the call of Pope Francis to end the violence that has swept the country after the April 14 elections.

Pennsylvania mourns sudden loss of Bishop McFadden

May 3, 2013 - 11:34 am .- Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who shepherded the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Lebanese president discusses Syria refugees with Pope

May 3, 2013 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis and Lebanese president Michel Sleiman met to discuss the Syrian fighting and the influx of refugees it has sent into his country.

Pope warns against lukewarm faith with personal story

May 3, 2013 - 08:29 am .- In keeping with his style, Pope Francis cautioned about the dangers of a lukewarm faith by telling a childhood story on the importance of believing in the physical resurrection of Jesus.

Pope names Jesuit to lead Oakland diocese

May 3, 2013 - 04:25 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Father Michael C. Barber the next bishop of the Oakland, California diocese.

Theologian dismisses call for women 'deacons'

May 3, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Theologian Father Manfred Hauke said recent comments from a German archbishop appearing to support a particular diaconate for women are confusing to Catholics and others.

Rosary recalls life, love of Mary, says Archbishop Gomez

May 3, 2013 - 12:04 am .- At a youth rosary rally recognizing May as the month dedicated to Mary, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that by praying the rosary, “we're repeating little words of love for our Mother.”

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