Archive of June 5, 2013

US dioceses prepare for second Fortnight for Freedom

Jun 5, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Dioceses across the country are preparing for the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom – now in its second year – by organizing a variety of prayer and educational activities with a religious liberty theme.

Mass. bishop asks forgiveness after drunk driving charge dropped

Jun 5, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester, Mass., has again apologized following an agreement with a Rhode Island court to dismiss a drunk driving charge against him.

Archbishop Chaput prays for building collapse victims

Jun 5, 2013 - 03:18 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia offered his prayers to those affected by a building collapse on the morning of June 5, which left one woman dead and over a dozen injured.

Pope says lamenting suffering is form of prayer

Jun 5, 2013 - 11:20 am .- Pope Francis said lamenting suffering is a form of prayer and is not a sin, during his daily morning Mass.  

Pope stresses threats to human person on Environment Day

Jun 5, 2013 - 09:52 am .- Pope Francis said that it is urgent to focus on people and not just on nature on World Environment Day.

Parents of kidnapped journalist grateful for Pope's words

Jun 5, 2013 - 06:04 am .- The parents of kidnapped American journalist Austin Tice have appealed again for his release, voicing gratitude for Pope Francis' words on behalf of all abducted victims in the Syrian conflict.

Pope to Syrian Christians: you have 'great task' of remaining

Jun 5, 2013 - 05:49 am .- Pope Francis vigorously appealed for peace in Syria and told the Christians there that they have “the great task” of remaining in their homeland despite the ongoing war.

Jesuit priest appointed to lead US bishops' doctrinal office

Jun 5, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Fr. Peter Ryan, a Jesuit priest known for his defense of Church teaching, is slated to step up in August as the executive director of the U.S. Bishops' Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs.

Advocate says fight to defend marriage in Illinois continues

Jun 5, 2013 - 12:02 am .- An Illinois Catholic leader says that the state's failure to advance a “gay marriage” bill is a significant victory for grassroots activism, but more action is needed to ensure it never passes.

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