Archive of December 2, 2013

Pope to dedicate 2015 to consecrated life

Dec 2, 2013 - 06:09 pm .- At a meeting with the Union of Superiors General held Nov. 29, Pope Francis mentioned that he would be dedicating 2015 to consecrated life, thanking religious for their witness to Jesus Christ.

Writers prompt balanced reaction to Pope's take on economy

Dec 2, 2013 - 05:53 pm .- Pope Francis' words in “Evangelii Gaudium” touching on economic issues have elicited a range of reactions, with one columnist emphasizing their challenge to conservatives to respond generously.

Argentine congress recommends Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 2, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize for his call to end the violence in Syria.

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Dec 2, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Seminarians bring American football to Rome for Thanksgiving

Dec 2, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Thanksgiving weekend at the North American College in Rome is full of traditions not normally found in Italy. Besides a classic turkey dinner and pumpkin pie, the seminarians at the college host their traditional “Spaghetti Bowl.”

Christmas is more than a 'temporal celebration,' Pope reflects

Dec 2, 2013 - 11:45 am .- In his daily homily on the first Monday of Advent, Pope Francis reflected on the season of Christmas, explaining that it is a time to encounter the Lord in faith, and allow him to renew our lives.

Pope Francis' December prayers, nativity scene plans revealed

Dec 2, 2013 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis is bringing this year to a close by offering special prayers during the month of December for children who are victims of violence, and imploring Christians to prepare for the coming of Christ.

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