Archive of August 22, 2013

National Catholic Reporter's $2.3 million grant to cover religious sisters

Aug 22, 2013 - 06:03 pm .- Amid continued controversy over the Catholic identity of U.S. women religious, a dissenting Catholic newspaper has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to cover religious sisters locally and globally.

Senate bill would aid religious minorities in Middle East

Aug 22, 2013 - 05:49 pm .- Amid ongoing attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt, a U.S. Senator has introduced legislation aimed at protecting the rights of religious minorities in the Middle East.

Bishop: Abortion-supporting stance should bar lawmakers from Eucharist

Aug 22, 2013 - 03:40 pm .- The adjunct secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia, Archbishop José Fuentes, said that government officials who support abortion should not receive Holy Communion.

Beatification cause imminent for auxiliary bishop of Madrid

Aug 22, 2013 - 12:25 pm .- The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially be opened.

Community's love for Mary draws young woman to religious life

Aug 22, 2013 - 04:04 am .- On the recent feast of the Assumption, a young U.S. woman became a novice with a traditional religious order after she saw their devotion to Mary and counter-cultural witness to Christ.

Philadelphia archdiocese plans to sell nursing homes

Aug 22, 2013 - 02:07 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced plans to sell its nursing homes and to outsource the management of its cemeteries, citing a major deficit in its operating funds.

Gentleness key to dialogue, Pope tells Japanese students

Aug 22, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Pope Francis told a group of young Japanese students and their teachers that gentleness is essential in order to foster peace and fruitful dialogue with other cultures.

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