Archive of November 22, 2013

Priests call Year of Faith a chance to deepen knowledge of God

Nov 22, 2013 - 05:29 pm .- As the Year of Faith draws to a close, two U.S. priests reflected on faith and the new evangelization, noting the importance of faith as the way that human being come to know God.

Social media campaign calls for pastor's release from Iranian prison

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:38 pm .- More than 3,000 people used social media on Nov. 21 to call for the release of a pastor imprisoned in Iran, as part of a new campaign to support the pastor, a U.S. citizen and convert to Christianity.  

Pope: adoration 'most important point' of faith communities

Nov 22, 2013 - 10:56 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else.

Catholics remember sorrow of JFK assassination

Nov 22, 2013 - 10:12 am .- The 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has prompted many Catholics to remember the first Catholic president’s impact on American life and the deep grief and shock his death caused.

Doctor warns of 'utilitarian' anthropology in care of elderly

Nov 22, 2013 - 05:41 am .- During a conference for health care workers, a Swiss doctor spoke of the world’s increasing elderly population, noting the importance of upholding human dignity in the treatment of common diseases.

US bishops' president: Pope calls us to 'see the person first'

Nov 22, 2013 - 04:24 am .- The new leader of the U.S. bishops said that Pope Francis is calling Catholics to follow Christ in the Gospels through a personal encounter with the most vulnerable in society.

Pope Francis sends golden rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 22, 2013 - 02:10 am .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, presented a golden rose from Pope Francis to Our Lady of Guadalupe, calling the rose a sign of love, gratitude and enthusiasm.

New Catholics remind us to take faith seriously, archbishop notes

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Reflecting on the end of the Year of Faith, a Vatican official says the witness of those joining the Church under difficult circumstances should prompt others to commit more fully to their faith.

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