Archive of December 14, 2013

Hymn-writing competition announced for Chinese Catholics

Dec 14, 2013 - 05:37 pm .- An international competition launching next month will invite Mandarin Chinese-speaking Catholics throughout the world to compose devotional religious hymns for use in ministry.

Ecumenism with Orthodox is near to Pope's heart, cardinal says

Dec 14, 2013 - 05:25 pm .- The relationship between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is very important to Pope Francis, said the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.

Pope Francis visits Vatican children's clinic

Dec 14, 2013 - 09:32 am .- On the morning of Dec. 14, Pope Francis paid a visit to patients and workers of the pediatric dispensary of Santa Marta, who surprised the Pontiff with a small birthday celebration.

Bishop: Christ's love conquers sorrow of Sandy Hook

Dec 14, 2013 - 08:58 am .- One year after the murder of 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the local Catholic bishop says that Jesus Christ’s love can be victorious, even over such “profound” sorrow.

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