Oct 3, 2013 - 07:21 pm .- U.S. President Barack Obama said that he admires Pope Francis for his spiritual leadership, and in particular for his love, humility and empathy for the poor.
Oct 3, 2013 - 05:18 pm .- Upon hearing the official date for John Paul II’s canonization, the Washington, D.C., shrine dedicated to the former Pope is preparing to celebrate his sainthood and continuing “legacy of love.”
Oct 3, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- A small bomb exploded on Oct. 2 in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain. Police said no one was injured in the blast.
Oct 3, 2013 - 01:52 pm .- Bl. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on peace should remind everyone of the need to “build peace on the example of Jesus Christ,” Pope Francis said Oct. 3.
Oct 3, 2013 - 11:41 am .- In their final day of meetings with Pope Francis, the group of eight cardinals defined concrete steps in curial reform and specified that the role of the laity will be a significant area of focus in the future.
Oct 3, 2013 - 07:02 am .- A gathering of researchers and scientists convened in Rome to discuss some of the greatest threats to humanity, identifying the tendency to view persons as less than human as a key factor.
Oct 3, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Citing a desire to ease financial pressures on parents and students, Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla., has announced that it will reduce its annual undergraduate tuition for new students by $5,000 next year.
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis’ papacy has been marked by a distinct emphasis on the poor and a unique ability to convey God’s tenderness, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Oct. 1 at the seminary of his archdiocese.
Oct 3, 2013 - 12:56 am .- Father Francisco Baigorria, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Buenos Aires, has expressed sadness and concern over the Sept. 25 desecration of his church, reportedly by students from a near-by high school.