Archive of August 30, 2013

US weighs military action in Syria as bishops call for dialogue

Aug 30, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Top U.S. officials say they are still considering a “narrow” military response to the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria, as a representative of the U.S. bishops urges negotiations aimed at peace.

New Philippines campaign seeks to help typhoon victims

Aug 30, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines have organized a campaign to assist the nearly one million people in Manila and various provinces on Luzon Island affected by recent storms.

Legionary named as secretary general of Vatican City government

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- On Aug. 30, Pope Francis appointed Father Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, a member of the Legionaries of Christ, to be the new secretary general of the Governorate of Vatican City State.

Augustinian order to focus on evangelizing Europe, youth

Aug 30, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The Augustinian order is working on devising ways to evangelize secularized Europe and young people during the next few years, said members at the group’s meeting in Rome.

Bishops' immigration outreach based on 'pastoral' concern

Aug 30, 2013 - 04:19 am .- Underlying an effort by U.S. bishops to coordinate messages on the need for comprehensive immigration reform is a profound sense of pastoral care, said an official at the bishops’ conference.

Mexican bishops praise 'invaluable' contributions of seniors

Aug 30, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The leadership of the bishops’ conference of Mexico has praised senior citizens for their “invaluable contribution to the family and to society,” criticizing negative views of the aged.

Vatican cardinal: peace among religions possible in Middle East

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The cardinal who heads the Vatican’s interreligious dialogue department said that religious differences in the Middle East do not necessitate violence.

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