Archive of October 1, 2013

Catholics continue to have lowest divorce rates, report finds

Oct 1, 2013 - 05:14 pm .- Recent studies on marriage show that while their rates of divorce are significant, U.S. Catholics are less likely to divorce than people of other religious affiliations.

Pope to atheist: all people can receive grace, seek the Good

Oct 1, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- Emphasizing that grace is available to all people, Pope Francis stressed dialogue and encounter rather than proselytism and underscored the need for each person to seek the Good while following his conscience.

Benedict could attend canonizations, Vatican spokesman says

Oct 1, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- The director of the Holy See’s Press Office announced that Benedict XVI could participate in the canonization ceremony next April for Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

Charity without meekness and humility is sterile, Pope reflects

Oct 1, 2013 - 08:54 am .- On the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Francis praised the saint for her exemplary humility and meekness, praying that the council of cardinals would emulate her virtue in their upcoming meetings.

Pope experienced a 'great light' before accepting the papacy

Oct 1, 2013 - 05:39 am .- In a recent interview, Pope Francis shared a mystical experience he had shortly before accepting the role as Bishop of Rome and also touched on several issues surrounding Church reform.

Poverty challenge asks Americans to live on four liters of water a day

Oct 1, 2013 - 04:08 am .- A project encouraging Americans to live for a few days on the bare minimum of water will help them understand poverty and treat those without clean water as brothers, a water access advocate has said.

Cardinal calls faithful to share pro-life message of mercy

Oct 1, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Citing the words of Pope Francis, the leader of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee called the faithful to open their hearts to Christ, sharing the Gospel message of mercy and the sanctity of human life.

New Jersey to appeal ruling on 'gay marriage' recognition

Oct 1, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Political leaders in New Jersey have vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that “gay marriage” must be recognized in the state because of a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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