Archive of September 4, 2013

US bishops join Pope in urging Sept. 7 prayer, fasting for Syria

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics in the country and all those concerned about ongoing violence in Syria to join with Pope Francis in a worldwide Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace.

Mary's Nativity draws tens of thousands to Indian basilica

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:23 pm .- Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary began with the city's archbishop raising a Marian flag in prayer.

Holy See to investigate nuncio on charges of sexual misconduct

Sep 4, 2013 - 03:33 pm .- The Vatican has launched an investigation of the Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Polish Archbishop Joseph Wesolowski, in the wake of accusations of grave sexual conduct. 

Fr. Barron releases New Evangelization documentary series

Sep 4, 2013 - 12:54 pm .- The second installment of the popular “Catholicism” series by Fr. Robert Barron is being released this month, with a focus on the New Evangelization and the Church’s response to secularism in the West.

Pope: welcome, celebration, mission the soul of Christian life

Sep 4, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- Reflecting on the recent World Youth Day held in Brazil, Pope Francis said at his General Audience today that hospitality, celebration and mission are reminders of the event that drew millions.

German raid on home-schooling family draws condemnation

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:08 am .- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on home schooling violates human rights.

Melkite leader says attacks on Syria would worsen situation

Sep 4, 2013 - 01:15 am .- The leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has argued that despite reported chemical attacks in Syria, foreign military intervention is a destructive option that will only worsen the situation.

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