Archive of August 20, 2013

Despite rise of 'nones,' religious belief still strong in the US

Aug 20, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- An increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. does not necessarily mean that the country is growing significantly more secular, said experts at a recent panel.

Priest in Italy suspects mafia behind attack on parish

Aug 20, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- A priest in southern Italy believes that local mafia members may be behind a recent attack on his parish after he preached critically about them and called them to conversion. 

Canonization date of late Popes to be announced in September

Aug 20, 2013 - 03:53 pm .- Pope Francis plans to hold a consistory Sept. 30 to formally approve the sainthood of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII, during which the official date of the canonizations will be announced.

Pope blesses Hungarians on national feast day

Aug 20, 2013 - 11:09 am .- Pope Francis sent a message to the president and citizens of Hungary today, praying for the nation as it celebrates the feast of its founder and first king, St. Stephen of Hungary.

Denver World Youth Day brought 'joy,' vitality to local Church

Aug 20, 2013 - 04:04 am .- At the event's recent anniversary, participants in World Youth Day Denver recalled how the presence of Blessed John Paul II brought joy to the local Church, as well as the call to be disciples without fear.

Pro-life petition could spark European legislation, debate

Aug 20, 2013 - 02:24 am .- A citizen-led initiative in Europe is nearing the one million signatures needed to prompt a discussion on human life and push for an end to funding of abortion and embryo-destroying research. 

Lack of Christ the 'greatest poverty,' Pope tells movement

Aug 20, 2013 - 12:07 am .- Pope Francis welcomed the 34th Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay movement Communion and Liberation, by encouraging participants to bring Christ to those who do not know him.

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