Archive of July 31, 2013

Archbishop of Rio underscores positive impact of WYD

Jul 31, 2013 - 06:48 pm .- Archbishop Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro said World Youth Day 2013 has had a positive impact on the country, not only in economic terms, but also as far as Catholic witness. 

Pope names Brooklyn bishop to head Bridgeport diocese

Jul 31, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Pope Francis has selected Auxiliary Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Brooklyn to be the next Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn.

Vatican Bank's new website aims for transparency

Jul 31, 2013 - 04:40 pm .- The Institute for Religious Works, informally known as the Vatican Bank, has launched a new website intended to advance transparency about the institute at a time of controversy.

After train crash, archbishop points to Christ for comfort

Jul 31, 2013 - 01:31 pm .- Celebrating Mass for the 79 victims of the July 24 train crash near Santiago de Compostela, Spanish Archbishop Julia Barrio invited the mourning families to seek hope and comfort in Christ.

Pope Francis thinking about declaring Pius XII a saint

Jul 31, 2013 - 11:05 am .- Pope Francis is considering whether he will make Pope Pius XII a saint, in the same way that he approved the cause of John XXIII.

Pope links fraternity and peace in 2014 theme

Jul 31, 2013 - 09:51 am .- Pope Francis’ message for the Jan. 1, 2014 World Day of Peace is that living a life of fraternity can lead to peace for a world struggling with many tragedies.

Pope focuses on centrality of Christ and Church for Jesuits

Jul 31, 2013 - 08:21 am .- Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of Saint Ignatius in Rome by reminding his fellow Jesuits of the dual centrality of Christ and the Church for their lives and their order.

Call to be less 'selfish' prompts woman to serve in Rwanda

Jul 31, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Thirty-year-old Heather Quinlan will soon be leaving her home in California to spend a year in Rwanda serving as a mentor and English teacher at a Catholic boarding school for girls ages 11 to 19.

Pope's women in the Church remarks urge a deeper theology

Jul 31, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Recent comments by Pope Francis on the role of women in the Church not only assert that their status does not depend on ordination, but call for a developed “theology of women,” says a Catholic analyst.

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