Archive of October 16, 2013

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Oct 16, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out the bureau which delivers charity to the poor in the name of the Roman Pontiff.

Spanish martyrs show victory of love over hate, says bishop

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- The recent beatification of 522 Spanish martyrs of the 20th century is a testimony to the victory of God’s love, said a local bishop.

Czech Republic is ripe for new evangelization, bishop reflects

Oct 16, 2013 - 09:54 am .- In the aftermath following decades of communism, a Czech bishop reveals that although the number of those who practice their faith in the country has diminished, people are ready to hear the Gospel.

Christ empowers us to be missionaries, Pope Francis says

Oct 16, 2013 - 04:47 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, drawing attention to the Church's apostolic nature and Jesus' invitation to spread the Gospel.

Historian: Catholic Church pivotal in rescue of Roman Jews

Oct 16, 2013 - 04:24 am .- The efforts of the Catholic Church were undoubtedly decisive in the escape of most of Rome's Jews during World War II, according to a Jewish historian and columnist of “L’Osservatore Romano.”

Pope to auction Harley Davidson motorcycle to benefit homeless

Oct 16, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Pope Francis has donated his Harley Davidson motorcycle to be sold to raise money for a hostel and soup kitchen that serves Rome’s homeless.

Devotion of next bishops' synod to family 'providential'

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:01 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, told CNA it was “providential” that Pope Francis has decided to devote the next synod of bishops to the family.

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