Archive of September 23, 2013

Military archbishop stresses faithful ministry for chaplains

Sep 23, 2013 - 05:47 pm .- In ministering to gay individuals, Catholic chaplains must share Christ’s love and mercy, without being forced to condone same-sex relationships, said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. military archdiocese.

Bishops voice support for marriage, religious freedom bill

Sep 23, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- American bishops have praised a recent bill in the House of Representatives that would protect those who share the Church’s understanding of marriage from penalties by the federal government.

Columnist calls for 'life-giving' community among single laity

Sep 23, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- Amid rising numbers of people living alone, the Church must help build relationships and community with those who are not called to the vocation of marriage or religious life, an author says in a new column.  

Pope expresses good will to Muslims in letter to Sunni imam

Sep 23, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Pope Francis has indicated respect “for Islam and Muslims” in a letter to the head of the main cultural institution of Sunni Islam, marking the end of Ramadan.

Houma-Thibodaux diocese in Louisiana receives new bishop

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:10 am .- Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shelton J. Fabre head of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux today, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Sam G. Jacobs, who had turned 75 in March.

Peace the only solution, Pope says in wake of Pakistan bombing

Sep 23, 2013 - 03:21 am .- Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable and urging peace efforts in the region.

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