Archive of June 18, 2013

Obama threatens veto as fetal pain bill passes House

Jun 18, 2013 - 05:22 pm .- Despite passing the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy faces an uncertain future as the Obama administration has suggested that he will veto it.  

Construction begins on new home for elderly in Thailand

Jun 18, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- A new home for the elderly in Thailand will seek to restore respect for senior citizens and to fight the escalating problems of elderly abandonment and suicide in the country.

Jesus 'wants pastors, not combers of sheep,' Pope Francis says

Jun 18, 2013 - 01:12 pm .- Christians are called to be evangelists, seeking out the sheep who are lost rather than staying at home tending to the few who have never left, Pope Francis said at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.

Argentine bishops concerned over assisted reproduction law

Jun 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Responding to a new law on assisted fertilization, the bishops of Argentina stressed that “not everything that is technically possible is ethically and legally acceptable.”

Pope explains how Christians can love bombers

Jun 18, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis tackled Jesus’ teaching that Christians must love their enemies by asking a series of provocative questions, such as, how can we love those who “bomb and kill so many people?”

Children's journey of beauty ends with papal visit

Jun 18, 2013 - 09:02 am .- This coming Sunday, almost 500 disadvantaged children will arrive at the Vatican on a special red train, where they will be greeted by Pope Francis as part of their “Journey of Beauty.”

Fargo's new bishop-elect aims to help faith flourish

Jun 18, 2013 - 04:01 am .- Monsignor John T. Folda, the bishop-elect of the Fargo diocese, looks forward to promoting the Catholic faith in eastern North Dakota following his episcopal consecration June 19.

US bishops' group approves $9 million in anti-poverty funds

Jun 18, 2013 - 02:14 am .- The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved more than $9 million in grants to help alleviate poverty and injustice throughout the United States.

Vatican lawyer not surprised by court's refusal to hear abuse case

Jun 18, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A dismissed request that the International Criminal Court investigate U.S. clergy sex abuse as a crime against humanity misunderstands the nature of the Catholic Church, the Vatican’s U.S. lawyer has said.

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