Archive of July 16, 2013

Military archbishop welcomes religious freedom coalition

Jul 16, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Archbishop Timothy Broglio has welcomed a coalition for religious freedom in the U.S. military as legislation aiming to protect religious belief and action among service members advances in Congress.

Bishop catechists for World Youth Day 2013 revealed

Jul 16, 2013 - 03:03 pm .- During World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, more than 250 bishops from around the world will preside at catechetical sessions for pilgrims from July 24-26.

Blessed Chiara Badano an 'excellent' model for World Youth Day

Jul 16, 2013 - 12:30 pm .- A friend of Blessed Chiara Badano, a patroness of World Youth Day 2013 who united her suffering from cancer to Christ's passion, called her an excellent model for young people to follow.

Argentine bishop turning 100 assures Pope is 'a holy man'

Jul 16, 2013 - 10:13 am .- Bishop Guillermo Leaden, who resides in Buenos Aires and will turn 100 on July 20, reflected on the election of Pope Francis by saying, “Bergoglio is a holy man.”

Philosopher lauds Pope's thriving Latin Twitter account

Jul 16, 2013 - 04:04 am .- With media outlets taking notice of the unexpected success of the Pope's tweets in Latin, a scholar conversant in the language finds it remarkable that so many are interacting in the “dead” tongue.

Proposition 8 still applies in California, backers say

Jul 16, 2013 - 02:09 am .- Proposition 8 backers have filed a legal brief saying that the ballot measure defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman still has legal force in California, alleging that state officials incorrectly acted in response to the recent Supreme Court decision on it.

Non-profit takes over several Philadelphia archdiocese schools

Jul 16, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday signed an agreement transferring ownership of 14 former parish elementary schools to an independent non-profit school network that will operate them as Catholic schools.

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