Archive of October 30, 2013

National abortion rallies ignore pain of women, critics say

Oct 30, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- A national campaign to depict abortion as a normal and positive experience has drawn criticism for overlooking the harm that abortion causes to women and their unborn children.  

Costa Rica court: Church has right to speak on social issues

Oct 30, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- Costa Rica's Electoral Supreme Court has said that the Church has the right to speak about social and moral issues, proclaiming its teaching freely in order to inform the nation’s voters.

Curia reform may increase Congregations, reduce Pontifical Councils

Oct 30, 2013 - 12:31 pm .- Pope Francis' reform of the Roman Curia is expected to produce a new document regulating the body, and to reduce the number of Pontifical Councils, while increasing the number of Congregations.

Friend says Benedict XVI's legacy marked by faith, reason link

Oct 30, 2013 - 10:34 am .- A noted French philosopher and friend of retired pontiff Benedict XVI reflected that the former Pope's greatest contribution during his pontificate could be how he addressed the rationality of belief.

Love of God 'scorches' our selfishness, Pope says

Oct 30, 2013 - 05:56 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, stressing the centrality of the Communion of Saints in the faith and how that communion embraces and purifies the Church.

Widower's book recounts path of trust in providence

Oct 30, 2013 - 04:07 am .- After watching and suffering alongside his late wife's battle with cancer, Chris Faddis, author of the book “It is Well: Life in the Storm,” hopes that people will learn to place their trust in God in the midst of struggles.

Zambian bishops preparing to launch Catholic television station

Oct 30, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Catholic television is coming to the southern African country of Zambia following years of effort by the Zambian bishops conference.

Egypt suffers terrorism, not religious conflict, priest says

Oct 30, 2013 - 12:01 am .- A  priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria has rejected claims that attacks on Egyptian Christians are a religious conflict, noting that terrorists in the country are attacking many groups.

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