Archive of December 5, 2013

Legion of Christ reaffirms commitment to addressing sex abuse

Dec 5, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- The acting general director of the Legion of Christ has shared the steps the order has taken to prevent sexual abuse and to respond to its allegations, focusing on the gravity of abuse and its victims' suffering.

Amid persecution, Christianity growing in 'Global South'

Dec 5, 2013 - 05:10 pm .- Researchers say the Christian population is growing in regions that experience anti-Christian persecution, though this threatens their ability to contribute to societies.

Christian words without Christ bring 'madness,' says Pope

Dec 5, 2013 - 02:34 pm .- In his daily homily on Dec. 5, Pope Francis reflected that the words and actions of a Christian must be centered on Jesus, or they will be empty, leading to division and the “madness of pride.”

Shipwrecked man survives underwater for three days praying psalms

Dec 5, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean while constantly reciting a psalm his wife mentioned to him during their last conversation.

Vatican launches new commission for the protection of minors

Dec 5, 2013 - 07:34 am .- Earlier today, Pope Francis accepted the proposal for a new commission which will advise him on the protection of children from abuse, as well as how to offer help to those who are already victims.

Group aims to ease US water poverty with Advent campaign

Dec 5, 2013 - 03:53 am .- A human rights organization is teaming up with a Catholic mission this Advent to help offer free, clean water to an area of the world that often gets overlooked when fighting water poverty: the United States.

Schedule of Pope's Advent, Christmas liturgies released

Dec 5, 2013 - 03:05 am .- The Vatican has issued the calendar of all liturgical celebrations that Pope Francis is slated to preside over during the Advent and Christmas seasons, extending through January of 2014.

Notre Dame, FOCUS lawsuits challenge contraception mandate

Dec 5, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Lawsuits from the University of Notre Dame and the Fellowship of Catholic University Students are challenging the HHS mandate for forcing them to violate Catholic teaching or face crippling fines.

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