Archive of October 3, 2013

Pope's humility, empathy draw praise from President Obama

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.

John Paul II shrine prepares for canonization with joy

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.”

Small bomb explodes in emblematic Spanish basilica

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.

Pope stresses relevance of Bl. John XXIII's peace encyclical

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.

Curial reform, role of laity top subjects in council meetings

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.

De-humanization the most pressing issue of today, expert says

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.

Ave Maria University reduces tuition to ease burden on families

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.  

Archbishop Chaput lauds Pope's display of God's tenderness

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.

Pastor laments vandalism at Buenos Aires parish

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.

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