Archive of November 8, 2013

Military Archdiocese garners vital support from special collection

Nov 8, 2013 - 04:47 pm .- A new special collection as Masses throughout the U.S. offers crucial help for military chaplains administering sacraments and support to those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world.  

African Catholic bishops urge forgiveness, end to exploitation

Nov 8, 2013 - 04:24 pm .- African Catholic leaders in justice and peace have released a message encouraging spiritual renewal and condemning the exploitation of “the poorest and weakest.”

Faithful pray in Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan strikes

Nov 8, 2013 - 02:53 pm .- As Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms in history – hit the islands of the Philippines today, the country's bishops called for prayers to be said for the safety of the nation's people.

Year of Faith to be marked by exposition of St. Peter relics

Nov 8, 2013 - 10:53 am .- A Vatican official announced that in anticipation of the close of the Year of Faith, the relics of the first Bishop of Rome will be exposed with the aim of re-awakening the faith of the first Christians.

Pope warns against 'unclean bread' of corruption

Nov 8, 2013 - 09:38 am .- During his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned those present to be aware the dangers of bribery, stating that those who are dishonest in their work deprive themselves of dignity.

Nigerian doctor laments growing plague of human trafficking

Nov 8, 2013 - 04:08 am .- Human trafficking is a major scourge to women and children that needs greater international attention, the head of a Catholic medical group in Nigeria told a gathering of experts in Rome.

National pain-capable abortion ban introduced in Senate

Nov 8, 2013 - 02:38 am .- Legislation that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, at which point science indicates that unborn babies are able to feel pain, has been presented in the U.S. Senate.  

Farm Bill should help the vulnerable, religious leaders urge

Nov 8, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Catholics leaders in the U.S. asked members of Congress to place the needs of the poor at the center of their considerations as they craft the nation’s new Farm Bill.  

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