Archive of May 14, 2013

Minn. redefines marriage despite religious freedom warnings

May 14, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders. 

Tango dancer dedicates performance at St. Peter's to Pope

May 14, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- A professional Argentine dancer, who recently travelled to Rome to see his fellow countryman, Pope Francis, hopes to one day perform for the Holy Father in person.

Abortionist Gosnell sentenced to life in prison

May 14, 2013 - 03:41 pm .- Following his conviction for the murder of three babies born alive, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences without parole for two of those murder charges.

Legion priest seeks to leave ministry to care for child

May 14, 2013 - 01:56 pm .- Prominent U.S. priest Father Thomas Williams has asked Pope Francis to dispense him from his priestly obligations in order to care for the child he fathered and the child's mother.

Pontificate of Pope Francis consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

May 14, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- At the Holy Father’s personal request, Cardinal Jose Polycarp, the Patriarch of Lisbon, consecrated the pontificate of Pope Francis to Our Lady of Fatima on her feast day.

Vatican announces its debut at Venice art festival

May 14, 2013 - 09:33 am .- The Vatican is participating for the first time in a famous international art exposition in Venice under the theme “Creation, Un-Creation and Re-Creation,” with the aim of promoting modern dialogue on faith.

Satan 'always rips us off,' Pope warns

May 14, 2013 - 08:01 am .- Christians who buy into Satan’s temptation to live selfishly get swindled, while those who live life as a “gift” to others are immersed in love and the Church community, Pope Francis said.

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013 - 04:10 am .- The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty.

Justice Ginsburg calls Roe a disappointing decision

May 14, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an abortion rights advocate, says that the court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 was overreaching and became too big a “target” for pro-life supporters.

Catholic groups say agriculture laws should aid poor, farmers

May 14, 2013 - 12:09 am .- Leaders of several prominent Catholic institutions asked members of Congress to provide for the hungry, protect the interests of farmers and promote environmental stewardship with the 2013 Farm Bill.

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