Archive of September 12, 2013

Youth call education key in solving Israel-Palestine conflict

Sep 12, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Education and interpersonal interaction offer the best hope for change in the situation between Israel and Palestine despite challenges facing those in the region, young students said at a recent panel.

Spanish priest warns against ignorance of Church social teaching

Sep 12, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The Church’s social doctrine is central for the life of the faithful, said a Spanish priest, and widespread ignorance of that doctrine is affecting the performance of the laity in public life.

Thai faithful echo Pope's call for peace in Syria

Sep 12, 2013 - 01:58 pm .- Catholics throughout Thailand – joined by Buddhists and Muslims in the country – have welcomed Pope Francis’ appeals for peace in Syria and throughout the world.

Archbishop Parolin: Pope's reforms a return to Church basics

Sep 12, 2013 - 01:16 pm .- New Vatican Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin said Pope Francis' reform efforts are not revolutionary, but stem from a fidelity to Christ and continuity with foundational Church teachings.

Vatican releases Pope's busy schedule leading up to December

Sep 12, 2013 - 11:24 am .- The Vatican has made public the packed schedule of liturgical activities Pope Francis will be involved in during the months of October and November.

Vatican willing to hand over accused nuncio to civil authorities

Sep 12, 2013 - 10:57 am .- A Vatican spokesman has said that the Holy See is willing to hand over a former nuncio accused of sexual misconduct to civil authorities in the Dominican Republic if requested to do so.

Romanian martyr hailed as reminder of freedom in Christ

Sep 12, 2013 - 04:09 am .- Monsignor Vladimir Ghika, a martyr under the 20th century communist government in Romania, was beatified on Aug. 31, recognized as a witness to Christian freedom despite persecution.

Pope Francis urges faithful to help meet refugees' needs

Sep 12, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Pope Francis called for solidarity with refugees during his Tuesday visit to a Jesuit refugee center in Rome, reminding Christians of their duty to help meet the newcomers' needs.

Stockton diocese faces possible bankruptcy over abuse lawsuits

Sep 12, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The bishop of Stockton, California has told his parishioners that all the funds for settling sexual abuse lawsuits have been used, and that bankruptcy may be the only option for financial reorganization.

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