Archive of September 17, 2013

Despite remaining challenges, DC Catholic schools improved

Sep 17, 2013 - 05:45 pm .- A new report on Catholic education in the Washington archdiocese shows significant gains, particularly in funding, in recent years, though local Catholic schools still face challenges.

European bishops warned of growing restrictions on religion

Sep 17, 2013 - 04:56 pm .- During their first meeting in Strasburg, held Sept. 12-14, the legal advisors to the European Bishops’ Conference warned of an increase in legal restrictions against religious freedom.

Vatican analyst: Pope distanced himself from liberation theology

Sep 17, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- During a meeting on Monday with priests from the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis reportedly suggested that he does not support the version of liberation theology represented by Peruvian priest Father Gustavo Gutierrez.

Church is like a widow seeking her husband, Pope says

Sep 17, 2013 - 11:10 am .- The Church militant is similar to a widow and progresses through history searching for her divine spouse Jesus Christ, Pope Francis preached in his homily for daily Mass Sept. 17.

Catholic Charities prepares aid for Colo. flood victims

Sep 17, 2013 - 03:22 am .- Catholic relief agencies in Colorado are assembling to provide long-term assistance for victims of the massive floods that have struck the state’s Front Range in the past week.

Bishops praise CRS for Catholic identity training, screening

Sep 17, 2013 - 01:08 am .- Following criticism of Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops have reaffirmed their support for the agency, applauding its “very strong training program” and “careful” vetting process for partnerships with other groups.

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