Archive of December 4, 2013

'No sense' in ACLU suit against bishops, law professor says

Dec 4, 2013 - 04:41 pm .- A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions ignores religious freedom protections and laws, a legal expert has said.

If Pope could perform one miracle, it would be 'to heal children'

Dec 4, 2013 - 12:37 pm .- During a recent visit to a parish on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis revealed that if he had the power to conduct one miracle, it would be to heal suffering children.

Vatican finance group signs agreement with German counterpart

Dec 4, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The Vatican's financial watchdog, the Financial Information Authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding with its German counterpart, the Federal Criminal Police Office.

Pope: 'seed of eternity' has been planted in our hearts

Dec 4, 2013 - 05:37 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the resurrection of the body, explaining that we are “imprinted” with eternal life, which we are able to experience even now through the sacraments.

Protecting religious liberty serves the poor, archbishop says

Dec 4, 2013 - 04:18 am .- Religious freedom is an important component in aiding those in need, and imposing upon religious liberty harms groups that work for social justice, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

English bishops aim to harvest fruits from Year of Faith

Dec 4, 2013 - 02:22 am .- Two Catholic bishops in England – Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth – have written to their flocks announcing plans to continue deepening the experience of the recently concluded Year of Faith.

Catholic refugees in Balkans deserve justice, bishop says

Dec 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- A bishop in Bosnia-Herzegovina says that Catholic refugees from the Yugoslav wars conducted in the 1990s continue to suffer and face barriers to their return home.

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