Archive of November 12, 2013

US bishops to address 'pervasive' challenges of pornography

Nov 12, 2013 - 04:49 pm .- The U.S. bishops have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a statement on pornography to address the “serious pastoral challenges” and consequences that it poses on a spiritual, social and personal level.

Bishops create new staff position to aid post-abortion healing

Nov 12, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voted to add a bishops’ conference staff member to work with the post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel at a national level, citing growing demand for help. 

Bishops extend initiative for life, marriage, religious liberty

Nov 12, 2013 - 01:23 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voted overwhelmingly to continue their “Call to Prayer” aimed at the promotion of life, marriage and religious freedom.

Pope Francis: the hands of God are 'blistered by love'

Nov 12, 2013 - 10:59 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis recalled how God formed man with his own hand, emphasizing that he is a father who seeks to console his children rather than hurt them.

Costa Rica ambassador praises 'paternal' heart of Pope Francis

Nov 12, 2013 - 09:25 am .- The Costa Rican ambassador to Italy praised Pope Francis for his example and attention to the poor, speaking also of the many visible fruits in the country's relationship with the pontiff.

Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops' conference

Nov 12, 2013 - 07:25 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national prominence to a prelate with significant experience in Catholic social services.  

French movement to protect marriage is welcoming of all

Nov 12, 2013 - 04:04 am .- A French movement dedicated to the understanding of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman has assembled a large coalition that respects all persons, regardless of political affiliation or sexuality.

Cardinals: poverty, religious freedom are part of Church's social message

Nov 12, 2013 - 01:52 am .- Pope Francis’ message of concern for the poor is one that is echoed in the U.S., as part of a robust Catholic social teaching that cares for immigrants, the unborn and the religiously persecuted, said two cardinals.  

Bishops asked to hold collection for Typhoon Haiyan relief

Nov 12, 2013 - 12:24 am .- U.S. Bishops gathered at their fall general assembly in Baltimore were asked to hold a special collection for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which has caused devastation in Southeast Asia.

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