Archive of May 10, 2013

Marriage is critical for cultural evangelization, bishop stresses

May 10, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs in a recent Washington, D.C., talk.

Boston cardinal to boycott graduation over honors to Irish official

May 10, 2013 - 04:45 pm .- Cardinal Séan O'Malley announced that he would not attend the commencement of Boston College due to an honorary degree Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will receive at graduation.

Ohio priest dies of cancer two days after ordination

May 10, 2013 - 04:22 pm .- Father Scott R. Carroll, ordained a priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, on May 8, died of cancer two days later after battling the disease for some time.

Law professor says Christian sexual ethics will help poor

May 10, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- George Mason University law professor Helen Alvare challenged Catholics to courageously witness to the truth of the Church’s sexual teaching, because doing so will aid the poor.

Women in White invite Pope Francis to visit Cuba

May 10, 2013 - 12:39 pm .- The leader of the Cuban protest group Women in White said she hopes Pope Francis will visit Cuba after she had the opportunity to meet the Holy Father at a general audience in Rome.

Pope: Sad Christian faces are like pickled peppers

May 10, 2013 - 09:33 am .- Pope Francis underscored the importance of being joyful by contrasting sad Christian faces – which are more like “pickled peppers” – with the testimony of a beautiful life.

Ohio University band gives Vatican taste of America

May 10, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Priests and Vatican employees opened their office windows this afternoon to find out why they were hearing trumpets and drums, and in the piazza below them they discovered the University of Ohio marching band.

Coptic Pope stresses urgency of Christian unity at Vatican

May 10, 2013 - 07:06 am .- The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and spoke about the urgent need for unity among Christians in the Middle East.

Celebrated abortionist draws fire after undercover film

May 10, 2013 - 04:08 am .- New footage by an undercover investigative group shows a prominent late-term abortionist joking about the abortion procedure and telling women not to seek emergency care if something were to go wrong.

Indiana expands school voucher program

May 10, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Six weeks after the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the state’s voucher program, Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that makes more children eligible for vouchers.

Elderly nun found guilty over nuclear site break-in

May 10, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus was convicted May 8 for breaking into and causing damage at a Tennessee nuclear weapons manufacturing facility.

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