Archive of September 18, 2013

Love conquers violence, cardinal says after Navy Yard shooting

Sep 18, 2013 - 05:30 pm .- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, prayed for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, saying victims and their families can find consolation and comfort in the hope given by Christ.

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

Sep 18, 2013 - 03:58 pm .- A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family.

Flood teaches stranded kids lessons in faith

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Two buses driving up to St. Vincent de Paul School in Denver late Friday, Sept. 13 were cheered by weary parents and excited siblings. The 56 students and 11 dedicated adults inside, including school staff, parent chaperones and John Paul II Adventures Outdoor Lab staff, were not coming back from a victorious sporting event but have the rare distinction of surviving the “Flood of 2013.”

Bishop Cirilo Flores succeeds as head of San Diego diocese

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:11 am .- Bishop Cirilo B. Flores was appointed Bishop of San Diego today, Sept. 18, succeeding Bishop Robert H. Brom, whose resignation, having reached the age limit of 75, was accepted by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis says Church lives, 'suffers' for her children

Sep 18, 2013 - 06:58 am .- During today's general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the theme of the Church as mother, saying that it is she who accompanies and intercedes for us in life.

Cuban bishops call for political reform, open US policy

Sep 18, 2013 - 04:11 am .- In a new pastoral letter, the Cuban bishops said that in “the hope for a better future,” their government should begin political reform and the U.S. should adopt “an inclusive policy” towards their country.

Brother of murdered man cites faith, forgives killer

Sep 18, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Pointing to his faith in Christ and reliance on the mercy of God, a man in Argentina has voiced public forgiveness to the man who murdered his brother.

Nigerian bishops echo Pope's prayers for peace

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The bishops of Nigeria have praised Pope Francis’ “inspiring leadership,” saying his Sept. 7 vigil for peace in Syria highlighted “the constant need of prayer for peace” in their country as well.

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