Archive of August 23, 2013

Protest over Egypt violence draws hundreds to nation's capital

Aug 23, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- Hundreds of Egyptian Christians and Muslims gathered in Washington. D.C., on Aug. 22 to protest acts of terror directed against minorities – particularly Coptic Christians – in Egypt.

Change in baptismal rite emphasizes Church's identity

Aug 23, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- In one of his last acts as Pope, Benedict XVI approved changed wording in the rite of baptism which emphasizes “the Church of God” as the community into which the baptized individual has been incorporated.

Faith can overcome secularism, Archbishop Chaput tells Latinos

Aug 23, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- Stressing the importance of personal witness to counter secular trends among Hispanics, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia today praised the work of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders.

Pope Francis to meet with refugees in Rome next month

Aug 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- In a few weeks, Pope Francis will make a short trip outside the walls of the Vatican City to the center of Rome to visit a group of refugees.  

Critics bash 'dimwitted' attack on Archbishop Chaput

Aug 23, 2013 - 09:02 am .- An essay claiming that Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia was put in a “right-wing funk” by Pope Francis' popularity “completely misunderstood” the archbishop, his defenders say.

Quest for ethical stem cells prompts moral questions

Aug 23, 2013 - 04:13 am .- The first human trials for the treatment of blindness using induced pluripotent stem cells has brought the hope of creating stem cell therapies that do not rely upon destroy embryos back in the public eye.

Dorothy Day teaches us about the human person, archbishop says

Aug 23, 2013 - 02:01 am .- In light of the modern crisis of misunderstanding the human person, American social activist Dorothy Day is a model for viewing humanity correctly, says Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Pope calls for anti-human trafficking meeting at Vatican

Aug 23, 2013 - 12:04 am .- At Pope Francis' request, Vatican experts will gather this upcoming November with the aim of better tackling the growing scourge of human trafficking.

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