Archive of August 13, 2013

Pope: Beauty, generosity in sports build the common good

Aug 13, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- Following a century of Popes who have been enthusiastic about sports, Pope Francis met with the Italian and Argentine soccer teams, urging them to contribute to the common good in their calling.

March for Life founder still influencing movement after death

Aug 13, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- A year after her death, Nellie Gray – called the “Joan of Arc of the pro-life movement” – is still having a profound impact on the annual March for Life that she started nearly 40 years ago.

Human life should be protected as gift from God, Pope says

Aug 13, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Human life – including the lives of unborn children – must be defended as a gift from God, underscored Pope Francis in a recent message. 

Thai Catholics celebrate queen's birthday with prayer

Aug 13, 2013 - 04:18 am .- Catholics in Thailand are joining in prayer to celebrate the 81st birthday of Queen Sirikit, respected throughout the country for her various charitable efforts.

Assumption speaks to Japan's Catholics, missionary says

Aug 13, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The Feast of the Assumption is an important celebration for Catholicism in Japan because of its link to both death and eternal life, according to an Australian missionary priest in Nagoya.

Lawyer: Catholics, vegans and Starbucks all need conscience rights

Aug 13, 2013 - 12:06 am .- A leading religious freedom lawyer says the HHS mandate controversy involves whether government can force businesses and their owners to disregard their own values as they seek to make a living.

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