Archive of June 7, 2013

Gosnell case adds urgency to pro-life efforts, say legislators

Jun 7, 2013 - 06:31 pm .- Pro-life lawmakers said at a recent event that legislative efforts to fight criminal activity and fraud in the abortion industry have a renewed importance in light of the recent Gosnell trial.

State lacks authority to redefine marriage, says bishop

Jun 7, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state, which has the authority to recognize, but not redefine, the fundamental social institution.

California conference aims to help build Catholic culture

Jun 7, 2013 - 03:35 pm .- Leading Catholics will gather in California's Napa Valley this August for the third annual Napa Institute Conference to discuss the sanctity of work and how to build Catholic culture in a secular society.

Pope dwells on God's wordless love

Jun 7, 2013 - 01:14 pm .- Pope Francis said God does not love us with words but through closeness and tenderness during his morning Mass on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pope gives children advice on facing doubts about faith

Jun 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm .- Setting aside his prepared text, Pope Francis tackled questions from children about having faith in times of doubt, his friends and his favorite aspects of Jesuit spirituality.

Bishop co-authors booklet on blessing of unborn children

Jun 7, 2013 - 12:08 pm .- A new booklet on the vocation of Christian parenthood and its relationship to the parish and broader society is now available online.

'I didn't want to be Pope,' Francis tells children

Jun 7, 2013 - 08:16 am .- Pope Francis told thousands of children who gathered at the Vatican on Friday that he did not want to be the head of the Church before his election.

Global contraception push aims to 'eliminate motherhood'

Jun 7, 2013 - 06:01 am .- The head of an international charity called the billions of dollars funding “reproductive health” in the developing world an effort to do away with motherhood rather than shrink the maternal mortality rate.

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