Archive of November 13, 2013

US bishops' new leaders commit to protecting human dignity

Nov 13, 2013 - 05:43 pm .- The incoming leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced a commitment to reaching out in love to defend human life and dignity wherever it is threatened in the modern culture.  

Church’s poverty work merits recognition, cardinal says

Nov 13, 2013 - 04:56 pm .- Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that the Catholic Church’s work in addressing poverty needs to be made “front and center” in people’s minds.

Pope thanks boy for entrusting him to guardian angel

Nov 13, 2013 - 02:43 pm .- A 16 year-old Argentine boy who suffers from chronic encephalopathy – a brain disorder – was moved by a letter from Pope Francis responding to a note that he had sent the pontiff a few days earlier.

Pope Francis most popular name online, survey says

Nov 13, 2013 - 11:42 am .- A new global survey has revealed that Pope Francis has topped the list of names most mentioned on the internet so far this year, with his twitter account also receiving a high ranking on a list of most mentioned words.

Baptism is a 'bath of regeneration,' says Pope

Nov 13, 2013 - 07:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis devoted his reflections to the sacrament of Baptism, stating that it opens the door a journey of faith, and helps to sustain us along the way.

Vatican Secretary of State expected in office on Saturday

Nov 13, 2013 - 04:10 am .- Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican City's Secretary of State, who has reportedly been ill, will arrive in Rome next Saturday to undertake his post, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, secretary of state emeritus, announced Nov. 12.

Vatican bombing in WWII was work of Italian fascists, author says

Nov 13, 2013 - 02:32 am .- Following the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the Vatican in World War II, the author of a new book on the affair has concluded that the attack was carried out by Italian fascist forces.

Portsmouth bishop to consecrate diocese at Year of Faith's end

Nov 13, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has announced that as a conclusion to the Year of Faith, he will consecrate the diocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and has granted a plenary indulgence to his faithful who make the consecration for themselves.

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