Archive of May 22, 2013

US bishops ask government to reassess drone policy

May 22, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- In letters to top government officials, the U.S. bishops' conference urged a public discussion on the use of unmanned targeted killings, also known as drones, and their moral implications.

Pope says everyone can do good, regardless of belief

May 22, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Every human person despite his or her beliefs can do good, and a sharing in good works is the prime place for encounter among those who disagree, Pope Francis said at his Mass today.

Pope praises Missionaries of Charity's 'beautiful' Vatican ministry

May 22, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis thanked the Missionaries of Charity for their work and described one of their houses for homeless women located inside the Vatican as “a beautiful reality” and “a school of charity.”

Vatican's financial intelligence unit nets suspicious activity

May 22, 2013 - 09:59 am .- The Vatican revealed that its enhanced procedures have enabled it to flag more suspicious transactions in 2012 than it did in 2011.

Pope: Ask if your life promotes unity or division

May 22, 2013 - 06:44 am .- The Holy Spirit made it possible for everyone to hear the apostles in their own language on Pentecost, uniting people who were divided, Pope Francis said, calling on Christians to witness to the faith in a way that reconciles and is forgiving.

Author finds Catholic themes in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

May 22, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Editor and author Joseph Pearce's new work, “Shakespeare on Love,” sees the Catholic presence in “Romeo and Juliet” and corrects popular interpretations of the play, which see the pair only as victims.

Pope makes fourth appeal for Oklahoma tornado victims

May 22, 2013 - 03:52 am .- As he hosted his weekly Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made his fourth appeal for prayer for the victims of the tornado that killed 24 people in Oklahoma.

American named deputy head of global Catholic knights group

May 22, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The International Alliance of Catholic Knights has named as its deputy president F. DeKarlos Blackmon, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Peter Claver.

Supreme Court could give landmark ruling on public prayer

May 22, 2013 - 12:05 am .- In a move that could have national consequences for prayer in public life, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a federal case challenging the constitutionality of opening prayers at the town council meetings of Greece, New York.

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