Archive of August 8, 2013

Bishops say confusion around CRS in Madagascar cleared up

Aug 8, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The U.S. bishop who chairs the board of Catholic Relief Services said that local Church leaders in Madagascar have given their assurances that the international aid agency adheres to Catholic teaching.

US asks for investigation into Cuban dissident's death

Aug 8, 2013 - 04:32 pm .- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has called for an investigation into the death of the founder of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, who died in Cuba last year.

Before Pope's election, conclave warned of Europe's waning faith

Aug 8, 2013 - 04:00 pm .- When Cardinal Prospero Grech delivered a meditation to the cardinal-electors at the beginning of the 2013 conclave, he emphasized the value of the new evangelization in the face of Europe's loss of faith.

Mysterious Missouri priest showed up to pray with crash victim

Aug 8, 2013 - 12:29 pm .- After emergency responders spent an hour trying to remove a young woman from her wrecked car near Center, Mo., a priest appeared with anointing oil and prayed with her, and then inexplicably vanished.

Pope strengthens financial crimes laws, oversight body

Aug 8, 2013 - 09:36 am .- Pope Francis has issued a declaration that increases the power of the Financial Information Authority and continues the Vatican's efforts to update its statutes that prevent money laundering.

Pope fervently praying for apartment gas explosion victims

Aug 8, 2013 - 07:26 am .- Pope Francis is “deeply saddened” to hear about the 11 people killed and 60 injured by a natural gas explosion at an apartment building in Argentina’s third largest city.

Possible sainthood cause for Chesterton sparks excitement

Aug 8, 2013 - 04:11 am .- Devotees of the English writer and Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton rejoiced at the news that a Catholic bishop in England is seeking to open an investigation into whether he should be declared a saint.

Cooperate with gift of grace, exhorts Cardinal George

Aug 8, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Through the “miracle of grace,” the faithful are able to be vessels for God’s will, overcoming their earthly desires while being truly themselves, said Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, Ill.

Consolata Missionaries celebrate ten years in Mongolia

Aug 8, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The Consolata Missionaries have been in Mongolia for ten years, evangelizing a people searching for God and helping improve their lives in a land where more than 20 percent live on less than $1.25 a day.

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