Archive of December 10, 2013

Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than one million people in need amidst calls for foreign aid and warnings of the potential for genocide.Central African Republic mired in violence amid genocide threat

Thousands in Argentina celebrate Mary Undoer of Knots

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:34 pm .- Thousands of Argentineans gathered on Dec. 8 to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the enthroning of an image of Mary Undoer of Knots, a special favorite of Pope Francis.

Focolare Movement asks that founder's cause be opened

Dec 10, 2013 - 02:12 pm .- The Focolare Movement, an organization dedicated to unity among all peoples, has requested that Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati begin an inquiry into the life of its founder, Chiara Lubich.

Atheist film critic says 'Philomena' movie is an attack on Catholics

Dec 10, 2013 - 12:37 pm .- An atheist movie reviewer has criticized the new film “Philomena” as “another hateful and boring attack on Catholics,” saying that it unfairly shows the Church as exploitative and coercive.

Do not fear the tender consolation of God, Pope says

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his homily this morning to discussing the consolation of God, noting that it brings hope and that we should be open to the comfort that he desires to give each of us personally.

Vatican launches global campaign to fight 'scandal' of hunger

Dec 10, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to food, and encouraging fraternal solidarity in ensuring that everyone has enough.

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:07 am .- “The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Despite its growing popularity and critical acclaim, however, the book's author humbly describes herself as “a housewife with a bunch of blogs.”

Migration policies must respect families, European bishops say

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:04 am .- Care for persons and families should be at the forefront of policies regarding migrants and refugees, the European bishops said in a recent meeting.

Columnist: Pope's words rooted in Christ, not Marx

Dec 10, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Columnist Kathleen Parker has said free market-supporting conservatives are wrong to attack Pope Francis as a Marxist, saying his comments on economics are a call to remember the excluded.

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