Archive of September 27, 2013

Do not forget Syria's Christians, priest urges Westerners

Sep 27, 2013 - 04:58 pm .- A Syrian priest has urged the West to remember the Christians in his country, many of whom are fleeing due to fear of the violence and shortages brought about by the ongoing civil war.

Scholar calls for discomfort with Francis to spark reflection

Sep 27, 2013 - 03:29 pm .- The discomfort among some Catholics caused by Pope Francis' frank comments in his recent interview with Jesuit publications should become a source of personal reflection, according to a prominent Italian sociologist.

Priest's arrest shows Philadelphia reforms, attorney says

Sep 27, 2013 - 10:26 am .- The Philadelphia archdiocese drew praise for its swift reporting of an inactive priest to authorities after a young man said that he had been abused during his time as an altar boy between 1998 and 2001.

True Christians bear humiliation with 'joy and patience,' says Pope

Sep 27, 2013 - 06:54 am .- During his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the nature of what it means to be a Christian, saying that an authentic follower of Christ is able to endure difficulties with a positive attitude.

Chinese-English Bible offers opportunity for evangelization

Sep 27, 2013 - 04:12 am .- A new edition of the Old Testament in both English and Traditional Chinese is a valuable tool for Chinese Catholics and represents a new possibility for evangelization, say leaders in the community.

Vatican seminar to explore John Paul II document on women

Sep 27, 2013 - 04:07 am .- The Pontifical Council for the Laity is slated to hold a study seminar on one of Blessed John Paul II's documents discussing the dignity of women and their role modern society.

Benedict XVI assures atheist of need for frank dialogue

Sep 27, 2013 - 02:06 am .- In a letter to Italian mathematician Piergiorgio Odifreddi, who is an atheist, the former Pope, Benedict XVI, affirmed the professor's desire for open and honest dialogue as the path to truth.

Bombay archdiocese hosts seminar on beauty of stained glass

Sep 27, 2013 - 12:13 am .- To promote a revival of beautiful Christian art in India, the Archdiocese of Bombay has held a seminar on stained glass windows in local parishes, called “Windows of Faith.”

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