Archive of November 20, 2013

Archbishop Coakley humbled, surprised to be CRS chairman

Nov 20, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City says he feels privileged to have been named chairman of the board for Catholic Relief Services and was surprised when he was asked last week to take the role.

Bishops urge New Evangelization for Ghana

Nov 20, 2013 - 04:41 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Ghana called for “renewed zeal” to spread the Catholic faith, saying all Christians are called to participate in the New Evangelization.

Albuquerque pro-life measure hailed as valuable despite defeat

Nov 20, 2013 - 02:10 pm .- Although a pro-life ballot measure in Albuquerque, N.M., did not gain enough votes to pass, pro-life activists say the initiative was able to educate citizens about the reality of late-term abortion.

Pope Francis blesses man with severely disfigured face

Nov 20, 2013 - 11:51 am .- Continuing his efforts to promote a “culture of encounter” with the disabled, Pope Francis again embraced a severely disfigured man after his Nov. 20 weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Church is 'depository' of God’s forgiveness, Pope says

Nov 20, 2013 - 05:44 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the power Jesus gave the apostles to forgive sins in his name, stating that priest’s should exercise this ministry with “humility.”

Cardinal O'Malley: cohabitation, student debt threaten marriage

Nov 20, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Cultural trends discouraging marriage are among the biggest challenges to the Church in the U.S., says Cardinal Seán O'Malley, who also sees signs of renewal and hope among young people.

Rome program aims to better priests' engagement with media

Nov 20, 2013 - 02:03 am .- In an effort to equip future priests to better encounter the mass media, one seminary in Rome now provides a hands-on workshop in social communications.

Knights of Columbus' Pope documentary now on DVD

Nov 20, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The Knights of Columbus' new documentary on the life of Pope Francis and his election to the papacy will be available on DVD starting Nov. 20.

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