Archive of October 2, 2013

Chinese pro-life activist awarded human rights fellowships

Oct 2, 2013 - 06:14 pm .- Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has announced a new three-year partnership with the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., as well as with two other human rights groups.

New book collects memories of Pope Francis from Argentina

Oct 2, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- A new book on the Holy Father gathers insights and recollections from 20 people across Argentina who knew Pope Francis as a seminarian, priest and bishop in Buenos Aires.

Bishops urge humility, care in resolving government shutdown

Oct 2, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- Reacting to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. bishops cited Pope Francis’ advice to leaders that they cannot govern well “without loving the people and without humility.”

Pope shares desire to guide Church to humble service, dialogue

Oct 2, 2013 - 01:39 pm .- In a recent interview, Pope Francis shared his vision of a poor, missionary Church that dialogues with the world and serves the needs of the people, as well as his hope for a Roman Curia that is less “Vatican-centric.”

Pastoral care of families a key topic in reform meetings

Oct 2, 2013 - 10:17 am .- Halfway through their meetings, the council of cardinals and Pope Francis have addressed many different themes, with the formation and care of families slated to be a high priority.

Pope Francis: 'Do not be afraid of holiness'

Oct 2, 2013 - 06:53 am .- During his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis urged thousands of pilgrims to recognize that although everyone is a sinner, it is possible to by holy because of God's grace.

Divine Mercy statue in India receives cardinal's blessing

Oct 2, 2013 - 04:11 am .- On Sept. 30, Cardinal George Alencherry unveiled and blessed a shrine featuring a statue of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.  

Knights of Columbus aid ongoing response to Newtown shooting

Oct 2, 2013 - 02:18 am .- St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish of Newtown, Conn., received a $100,000 gift from the Knights of Columbus to support its ongoing response to the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Taxpayer-funded abortions part of health care law, report says

Oct 2, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Federal taxpayer funds could subsidize tens of thousands of abortions each year through the health care legislation that is continuing to go into effect, according to a new report from a pro-life group.  

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