Archive of September 10, 2013

Syrian refugees find support from Catholic Relief Services

Sep 10, 2013 - 05:43 pm .- Unable to enter refugee camps run by the United Nations, many Syrians fleeing from violence in their home country have found basic necessities and ongoing support from Catholic Relief Services in nearby Lebanon.

Italian pastor donates used car to Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- An Italian pastor has donated a used Renault 4 with 186,000 miles to Pope Francis, in response to the exhortation he made to priests and seminarians in July to live simply and humbly.

New Polish ambassador says Pope 'will not give up' on Syria

Sep 10, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- Poland's new Vatican ambassador Piotr Nowina-Konopka says that Pope Francis will not back down in helping resolve the Syrian conflict peacefully.

Vatican source says Cardinal Bertone chose to resign early

Sep 10, 2013 - 12:21 pm .- Outgoing Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, chose to step down in advance of his anticipated replacement date after going undefended against accusations of corruption, according to a Vatican official.

Pope Francis visits refugees at Jesuit center in Rome

Sep 10, 2013 - 10:32 am .- Just two months after paying a visit to immigrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis visited a group of refugees at a Jesuit-run center in Rome today.

Calif. advances abuse bill that could bankrupt Catholic dioceses

Sep 10, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A California sex abuse bill that has been described as discriminatory against the Catholic Church has passed the legislature and is advancing to the governor’s desk.

Bishop: Catholics must adjust to cultural bias against faith

Sep 10, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Bishop Thomas J. Papropcki of Springfield, Ill., said that Catholics should be aware of an “unconscious hatred for the faith” as they seek to interact with the modern culture.  

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