Archive of June 17, 2013

Cardinal pushes for law to protect pain-capable unborn

Jun 17, 2013 - 05:10 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ point man on pro-life issues is calling on federal legislators to support a bill that would ban late-term abortions after unborn children are able to feel pain.

Quebec euthanasia bill blasted for enshrining 'power to kill'

Jun 17, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A Quebec bill to allow lethal drug prescriptions for patients in pain would give doctors “the power to kill” and further lessen the value society places on the ill and dying, a Canadian pro-life group said.

Catholic, Orthodox groups unite to promote online safety

Jun 17, 2013 - 12:23 pm .- A new website launched by the U.S. bishops’ communication department and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is striving to provide internet safety advice for families.

Jesus makes slaps, insults 'nothing,' Pope declares

Jun 17, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Jesus makes it possible for Christians to “turn the other cheek” because they have received “all” from him, making slights, insults and even good things “nothing,” Pope Francis said.

Interim bank appointment means Pope wants cardinals' advice

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:30 am .- The temporary selection of a prelate for the so-called Vatican Bank shows Pope Francis is waiting for the advice of the cardinals he tapped as advisors before deciding the fate of the financial institute, according to a source in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

Economy, politics must serve man, Pope tells G8

Jun 17, 2013 - 08:05 am .- In a message to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Pope Francis underscored that the “material and spiritual welfare” of every person must be the impetus behind political and economic efforts to remedy the economic crisis and help the poor.

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