Archive of November 27, 2013

Decision to move US embassy to Vatican sparks controversy

Nov 27, 2013 - 04:56 pm .- The relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has come under fire from past U.S. ambassadors who say the move will diminish its influence, though State Department officials defend the decision as good for security.

Fruits of the Year of Faith just beginning, cardinal says

Nov 27, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto reflected at the close of the Year of Faith that many visible fruits can already been seen, but that the true depth of these will not be known until coming years.

Archbishop Gomez honors slain Salvadoran in LA ceremony

Nov 27, 2013 - 01:35 pm .- Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed a plaza dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero at a Los Angeles Park Nov. 23, praising the peaceful vision of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop.

Pope warns of a 'trivialized' vision of death without hope

Nov 27, 2013 - 08:08 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of Christian death, emphasizing that the resurrection of Jesus gives it light, and cautioning against worldly ideas which can overcome us.

'Intensifying' religious freedom threats show need to evangelize

Nov 27, 2013 - 04:06 am .- In the face of growing restrictions on religious expression, Catholics must be able to explain the place of religious liberty in public life, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

Pope's exhortation praised as a guide to Christian outreach

Nov 27, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis' new document on the “joy” of evangelization is an opportunity for Catholics to re-examine how to share the gospel in today's world, several Catholic commentators note.

Pope Francis' meeting with Putin zeros in on Middle East

Nov 27, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis and Russian president Vladimir Putin's first-ever meeting this week mostly focused on the Middle East, particularly on the ongoing Syrian conflict.

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