Archive of June 20, 2013

Bishops push State Department to help end Syrian civil war

Jun 20, 2013 - 05:00 pm .- Two bishops have written to Secretary of State John Kerry urging that the United States work to end the Syrian civil war and promote humanitarian assistance to the country.

Religious orders receive $23 million for retirement aid

Jun 20, 2013 - 02:05 pm .- More than $20 million has been distributed to U.S. religious communities to help care for their elderly and retired members this year.

Pope: it's wrong to think our enemies must go to hell

Jun 20, 2013 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis stressed that it's false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha House June 20.

Cardinal says foreign pressures fuel violence in Nigeria, Syria

Jun 20, 2013 - 04:01 am .- At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John O. Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of Nigeria, as well as in Syria, has been fueled by external influences.

Catholic children in Thailand participate in inter-religious dialogue

Jun 20, 2013 - 02:15 am .- Local Catholic children in Bangkok participated in fellowship with other faith groups to foster inter-religious dialogue and peaceful relationships among different communities.

Pro-adoption ad campaign results in strong response

Jun 20, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A pro-life media group's ad campaign encouraging pregnant women to choose adoption has launched its third series of broadcasts after previous campaigns succeeded in reaching hundreds of women.

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