Archive of May 8, 2013

US bishops oppose re-routing of Israel-Palestine separation wall

May 8, 2013 - 05:25 pm .- The U.S. bishops have criticized an Israeli plan to re-route a separation wall through the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank, claiming such a move would harm both Christian families and religious orders.

Wyoming Catholic mourns student killed on hike with family

May 8, 2013 - 04:40 pm .- Wyoming Catholic College is grieving the loss of freshman Christine Allen, who died on May 7 after falling during a hike with her family in Utah.

Colombian community grieves local priest's murder

May 8, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia lamented the “atrocious” murder of Father Jose Antonio Valle Bayona, whose body was found in a ditch in rural area of Barranquilla.

New pro-life campaign for moms sees strong response

May 8, 2013 - 03:00 pm .- A new campaign from pro-life group Heroic Media has found considerable support from busy moms seeking to get more involved in promoting abortion alternative

Pope Francis marks Argentina's Our Lady of Lujan feast

May 8, 2013 - 01:50 pm .- Pope Francis commended Argentina to the protection of its patron saint Our Lady of Lujan, bringing white flowers to her statue and pausing in prayer ahead of his Wednesday general audience.

Without evangelization, Church is barren, says Pope

May 8, 2013 - 10:52 am .- If the Church does not have the “apostolic courage” that led Saint Paul to evangelize, she becomes a “stalled Church … without fertility,” Pope Francis said in his May 8 homily.

Pope to sisters: living with Jesus outside Church is absurd

May 8, 2013 - 10:01 am .- Pope Francis told leaders of women’s religious orders today that their vocations can only be recognized within the fold of the Church.

God's living water satisfies deepest desires, Pope reflects

May 8, 2013 - 05:20 am .- The Holy Spirit is the “living water” that fulfills our lives because he tells us “we are loved by God,” Pope Francis proclaimed.

Doctor calls stem cell surgery on toddler revolutionary

May 8, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The doctor who helped transplant a windpipe grown from a child’s own stem cells said the procedure supports Catholic moral teaching while at the same time helping to “revolutionize medicine.”

Vatican, US sign anti-money-laundering memo

May 8, 2013 - 03:50 am .- The Vatican continued its efforts to update its financial standards by signing an agreement with the United States to allow the two countries to exchange information to prevent money laundering and terrorism funding.

Ethicist lauds Ireland's ruling against assisted suicide

May 8, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The finding of the Irish Supreme Court that citizens have no right to assisted suicide is being welcomed by an ethicist and healthcare professional as an affirmation of the value of human life.

Controversy draws attention to military ban on 'proselytism'

May 8, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Uncertainty over what constitutes coercive “proselytism,” which is barred by military policy, has led to concern and criticism of recent statements by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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