Archive of August 16, 2013

Minor appointments by Pope Francis signs of Curial reform

Aug 16, 2013 - 05:56 pm .- A series of seemingly minor appointments may be the forerunners of a Pope Francis “revolution” in the Roman Curia, centered on the Pope who prefers to maintain a small circle of persons around him.

Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Aug 16, 2013 - 01:49 pm .- Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer hope to those in all forms of poverty, as well as to young people. 

Saved from abortion, Chilean twin brothers are now priests

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.

Romania implored to return Communist-seized churches

Aug 16, 2013 - 04:01 am .- A group of 20 U.S. lawmakers is pushing the State department to encourage Romania's government to return property confiscated from minority religious groups under the former communist regime.

California abuse bill could still threaten Catholic Church

Aug 16, 2013 - 02:03 am .- A California bill accused of unfairly targeting the Catholic Church and other groups with lawsuits on decades-old abuse charges has stalled in a committee, but the measure is still being considered.

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:07 am .- While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like the Virgin Mary,” one of the nuns related to Vatican Radio.

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