Archive of June 6, 2013

Chicago archdiocese launches massive formation campaign

Jun 6, 2013 - 06:03 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago announced a $350 million fund-raising effort to support Catholic education, religious education for children and teens, and adult faith formation in the archdiocese.

New pro-life coalition aims to 'Stop the Gosnells'

Jun 6, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- A new group of pro-life organization across the country is working to expose and fight abuses such as infanticide and health violations in later-term abortion clinics.

Miami, San Antonio bishops place NBA Championship bet

Jun 6, 2013 - 04:25 pm .- The last time Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski made a friendly bet with a bishop from Texas, he lost.

Pain-capable abortion ban passes congressional subcommittee

Jun 6, 2013 - 01:26 pm .- By a vote of 6 to 4, the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice approved a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.

'Stop hiding idols in your saddles,' Pope advises

Jun 6, 2013 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis said everyone has “hidden idols” buried in their personalities and recommended discovering and discarding them in order to better follow God.

Pope to future diplomats: 'don't be ridiculous'

Jun 6, 2013 - 10:22 am .- Pope Francis warned priests studying to serve in the papal diplomatic corps and the Vatican’s Secretariat of State not to be career-driven and end up looking ridiculous.

Pope Francis will brave Rome's summer heat

Jun 6, 2013 - 09:30 am .- Breaking with the practice of his predecessors, Pope Francis will not take a long summer vacation and will stay in Rome, just making short trips to Castel Gandolfo.

Expert says Church's abuse prevention should differ for each culture

Jun 6, 2013 - 06:35 am .- An expert on dealing with sexual abuse cases within the Church says prevention guidelines being developed with Vatican oversight should vary from country to country.

Despite lawsuit, Ohio archdiocese keeps teacher morality clause

Jun 6, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Although the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $171,000 to a school teacher fired for undergoing artificial insemination, a spokesman says it has no intention to end morality requirements.

Unknown dead buried with reverence at Catholic cemetery

Jun 6, 2013 - 02:02 am .- At the Archdiocese of Denver's Mount Olivet Cemetery, no person is buried without prayers being said over them – even those whose identities are a mystery.

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