Archive of July 17, 2013

African bishops promote end to violence in DR Congo

Jul 17, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- At a meeting of African bishops, those of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have urged an end to the armed conflicts in their country, calling on all parties to “work actively for peace.”

Pope to receive cross signed by 10,000 Colombian youth

Jul 17, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- During World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro next week, Pope Francis will be presented with and bless a wooden cross signed by more than 10,000 youth from 26 provinces in Colombia.

Archbishop's immigration book praised for focus on family unity

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:39 am .- Archbishop José Gomez' new book “Immigration and the Next America” is being lauded by a Catholic journalist for its emphasis on the good of the people and families affected by immigration policy.

Pope Francis urges Irish, British to value each human life

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:28 am .- Ahead of Day for Life Sunday in the U.K., Pope Francis has sent a message to British and Irish Catholics encouraging them to promote the profound value of all human life in their societies.

Contemplative monk creates comic book to teach faith

Jul 17, 2013 - 04:10 am .- Building on his lifelong love of comic books, an Eastern Catholic monk has authored a short graphic novel, “The Truth is Out There,” to help explain the truths of the faith in an understandable way.

Bishop calls for social action to address migrants’ challenges

Jul 17, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Bishop David O'Connell has issued a pastoral statement challenging Catholics to reach across partisan boundaries to pray and act for solutions to the challenges facing immigrants in the United States.

Retired bishop who served Chicago’s Polish community dies

Jul 17, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Bishop Thaddeus J. Jakubowski, a retired auxiliary bishop of the Chicago archdiocese who worked with the city's Polish population, died July 14 at the age of 89.

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