Archive of August 7, 2013

Evangelization blocked by our own 'hesitancy' to convert

Aug 7, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- The biggest obstacle to the success of the New Evangelization is the reluctance of individual Catholics to let themselves be converted by the faith, according to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

Spanish government criticized for silence on Asia Bibi

Aug 7, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The Spanish civil liberties website MasLibres is criticizing the Spanish government for failing to advocate on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic sentenced to die under the country's blasphemy law.

Knights recognized by Pope Francis for charity, witness

Aug 7, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- Pope Francis issued a letter to the Knights of Columbus on the occasion of their 131st annual convention, praising them for their charitable works and encouraging them to defend the faith.

Vatican interrogation request is first test of financial agreement

Aug 7, 2013 - 09:04 am .- The Vatican’s judicial authorities have requested that their Italian counterparts interrogate Monsignor Nunzio Scarano about withdraws he made from his Vatican bank account, putting a brand new agreement between the two countries to its first test.

Touch the poor and needy, Pope tells Argentineans

Aug 7, 2013 - 05:52 am .- As his fellow Argentineans gathered to celebrate the feast of Saint Gaetano, the country's most popular saint, Pope Francis urged them to encounter and touch the poor, rather than helping them in a distant way.

Expert urges US to address Nigeria violence against Christians

Aug 7, 2013 - 04:12 am .- As bombings against Christian churches in Nigeria continue, a religious liberty scholar is calling on the U.S. government to recognize the scope of the problem and take steps to end the violence.

Bishop says porn use starts with loneliness, 'yearning for love'

Aug 7, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Reflecting on the pornography addiction of a man recently sentenced for the abduction of three women, Bishop James Conley said that the pervasive porn problem is rooted in loneliness and isolation.

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