Archive of December 3, 2013

Lawsuit against US bishops wrong on abortion, doctor says

Dec 3, 2013 - 05:44 pm .- A lawsuit charging that the U.S. bishops’ ethical standards for hospitals caused negligent care of a pregnant woman wrongly claims that abortion was medically necessary, a doctor and professor of medicine has said.

Ukrainian Church an example of 'synodality' for Pope

Dec 3, 2013 - 02:47 pm .- The head of the Ukrainian Church revealed that in a recent private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff praised the structure of Eastern Churches for their emphasis on collaboration among bishops.

Council of cardinals begins second meeting on curial reform

Dec 3, 2013 - 01:53 pm .- Pope Francis met with the group of eight cardinals advising him on the reform of the Roman Curia and the government of the church this morning, initiating the council's second meeting.

Francis and Benedict linked in call for joyful priests

Dec 3, 2013 - 10:18 am .- At a presentation of a work by Benedict XVI on the priesthood, the head of the Vatican's doctrine office said that both Benedict and Pope Francis share a view on priestly vocation and the crisis it faces.

A Church without joy is unimaginable, Pope Francis says

Dec 3, 2013 - 06:07 am .- The Pope focused his daily homily this morning on the themes of joy and peace, emphasizing that our God “is joyful,” and that the Church’s mission of transmitting this joy to others brings authentic peace.

Cardinal Dolan: Church has been 'caricatured' as anti-gay

Dec 3, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he thinks the Catholic Church has been “out-marketed” in the public discussion of marriage, giving a misleading representation of the Church’s beliefs.

Israeli prime minister invites Pope Francis to Israel

Dec 3, 2013 - 02:06 am .- During an audience with Pope Francis, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, invited the Roman Pontiff to visit Israel, though the date of the visit has yet to be determined.

Bishop counters dismissals of Pope's economic warnings

Dec 3, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Critics of Pope Francis' warnings about capitalism are reducing him to a “cartoonish socialist” to diminish the seriousness of his message, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. has said.

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