Archive of August 29, 2013

Pope and Jordanian king urge dialogue to end Syrian violence

Aug 29, 2013 - 05:29 pm .- Pope Francis met with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan on Thursday morning, giving special attention to the Syrian conflict at a time when Western countries are considering military action.

Spanish religious sister remembered for devotion to immigrants

Aug 29, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- Franciscan Sister Teresa Losada, known in Spain as “the nun of the immigrants,” died Aug. 25 at the age of 70 in the town of San Vicente dels Horts after a long battle with cancer.

Rural children, families inspired by Thai diocesan program

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- In Thailand, the Diocese of Chanthaburi is reaching out to rural residents through a human development program offering assistance to families and children of all religions.

'Month of Martyrs' in Korea draws praise from Pope Francis

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:47 am .- Pope Francis sent a message today to South Korea praising the country's decision to proclaim September as the “Month of Martyrs.”

Pope Francis tells Augustinian order to be 'restless' in love

Aug 29, 2013 - 09:23 am .- Pope Francis asked members of the Order of Saint Augustine gathered in Rome for the opening Mass of their meeting to be restless in continuing to seek the well being of other people.

Charity 5K takes on new meaning as family preps for adoption

Aug 29, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The organizer of a charitable run to raise funds for orphans in China says the event has special meaning this year as her family is in the midst of adopting a child of their own.

US government condemns killings by Nigerian extremist group

Aug 29, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said the United States “strongly condemns” recent killings in Nigeria and an Aug. 10 attack on a mosque reportedly perpetrated by Boko Haram-affiliated extremists.

Critics say Joseph Bottum's marriage essay could confuse Catholics

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Critics of a recent essay rejecting continued political opposition to “gay marriage” warn that the author risks confusing Catholics and helps empower a false vision of the fundamental institution of marriage.

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