Archive of June 4, 2013

Professor says religion, private life are public concerns

Jun 4, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- In a talk at the nation's capital, a U.S. scholar argued that so-called private entities – such as the family, religion and interpersonal interactions – involve and are in fact the core of public society.

Faithful in Thailand moved by Pope's words on Corpus Christi

Jun 4, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- In a spirit of jubilation and fervor, Catholics in Thailand celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with Eucharistic adoration and processions.  

Church to beatify father of seven who saved 100 lives

Jun 4, 2013 - 01:20 pm .- Odoardo Focherini will be beatified in the Italian city of Carpi on June 15 for his life of faith and dedication to helping those in need, including 100 Jews he helped escape the Nazis.

International bishops urge G8 leaders to remember the poor

Jun 4, 2013 - 01:19 pm .- Catholic bishops from across the world joined together to ask leaders of the G8 nations to consider the needs of the poor in developing countries across the globe.

Pope: Christian speech is genuine, not self-serving

Jun 4, 2013 - 07:06 am .- Instead of sugar-coated words and flattery, when Christians speak they should offer the truth with love, without seeking to serve their own interests, Pope Francis said.

Mobile ultrasound aims to reach abortion-vulnerable women

Jun 4, 2013 - 06:03 am .- A network of pro-life pregnancy centers in Colorado is the latest to take to the streets with a mobile ultrasound unit that it hopes will help women choose life and reject abortion.

Obey God to build peace, Pope tells John XXIII devotees

Jun 4, 2013 - 05:30 am .- Imitate Blessed John XXIII by growing in obedience to God and self-mastery to achieve peace, Pope Francis urged as he observed the 50th anniversary of his predecessor’s death.

Catholic Relief Services honored on 70th anniversary

Jun 4, 2013 - 02:01 am .- In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Catholic Relief Services last week, the mayor of Baltimore declared an official “Catholic Relief Services Day” on May 31.

Philadelphia archdiocese announces 24 parishes to merge

Jun 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday announced the merger of 24 parishes into 10, saying the changes will “ultimately strengthen parish communities.”

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