Archive of September 19, 2013

Proclaim fullness of Gospel, Pope teaches in interview

Sep 19, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- In a new wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis called for Christians to “heal wounds” in society by sharing the entirety of the Church’s message, offering the proper context for its spiritual and moral teaching.

European pro-life initiative gains one million supporters

Sep 19, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- An initiative to propose to the European Parliament a ban on the funding of embryo-destructive policies has gained one million signatures, ensuring the proposal will be received at the legislature.

Cardinal Dolan reaffirms bishops' opposition to HHS mandate

Sep 19, 2013 - 03:20 pm .- As scores of lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate continue to move through the courts, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference has voiced renewed commitment to defending religious liberty.

Marian shrine in Spain marks 400th anniversary

Sep 19, 2013 - 02:21 pm .- The shrine of Our Lady of Fuencisla, patroness of the Spanish city of Segovia, will mark its 400th anniversary on Sept. 23 with a traditional novena led by the city's bishop, Ángel Rubio Castro.

Pope exhorts world's new bishops to be welcoming pastors

Sep 19, 2013 - 07:32 am .- Pope Francis spoke today to new bishops gathered from across the globe, encouraging them to tend their flocks – and to welcome, journey and remain with the members of their dioceses.

Two architecture firms chosen to transform Crystal Cathedral

Sep 19, 2013 - 03:48 am .- Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Orange, Calif., announced the selection of two firms to collaborate in renovating the “Crystal Cathedral” into a Catholic cathedral at the diocese's annual prayer breakfast yesterday morning.

Religious liberty threats pose 'real danger' in Indonesia, Burma

Sep 19, 2013 - 01:22 am .- The persecution of religious minorities in both Indonesia and Burma pose dangers not only to the two countries, but to the region and the world, says a human rights advocate who specializes in the area.

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