Archive of September 11, 2013

Religious liberty key to peace in Middle East, cardinal says

Sep 11, 2013 - 04:46 pm .- Lasting peace in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East requires respect for human rights, including a vigorous freedom of religion, said Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Bishops release special Mass prayers for 9/11 anniversary

Sep 11, 2013 - 01:10 pm .- On the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. bishops have released special Mass intercessions to pray for victims of terrorism, for military service members, and for an “end to all hatred.”

Chilean lawmakers establish day for unborn children

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- By a vote of 59-27, the Chilean House of Representatives has approved a law establishing March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child and of Adoption.

Pope Francis: the Church nurtures, loves us as a mother

Sep 11, 2013 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis told thousands gathered for his weekly general audience that the Church is like our mother, who gives life to and nurtures the faithful.

German bishop says 'forces at work' against Bishop Tebartz

Sep 11, 2013 - 11:04 am .- A German bishop has voiced his support of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg, who made headlines recently for being accused of leading a luxurious lifestyle.

Scott Hahn calls Year of Faith book release 'holy coincidence'

Sep 11, 2013 - 04:08 am .- At a talk given in the Archdiocese of Denver, Dr. Scott Hahn of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology detailed his new book “Consuming the Word,” while highlighting the importance of the Year of Faith.

Catholic League urges veto of 'discriminatory' Calif. abuse bill

Sep 11, 2013 - 02:01 am .- California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto an abuse lawsuit bill that is “flagrantly discriminatory” and “targeted at the Catholic Church,” says Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

'Papal bounce' credited for increase in British confessions

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Catholic clergy in England and Wales say more people are going to confession, and many credit both Pope Francis' election and Benedict XVI's 2010 papal visit for inspiring the trend.

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