Archive of January 13, 2014

Cardinal stresses accountability amid past clergy reports

Jan 13, 2014 - 07:07 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has sent a letter to the faithful of his archdiocese ahead of the release of documents about past clergy sexual misconduct, reaffirming that no known sex abusers are in active ministry.

Federal abortion funding harms women, experts tell Congress

Jan 13, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- A proposed law blocking federal funding of abortion would be a big step towards “women's health” and a true “women's agenda,” experts told members of Congress at a recent hearing.

Pope Francis to cardinals: new roles are not a 'promotion'

Jan 13, 2014 - 03:44 pm .- In a letter addressed to the 19 men who will be made cardinals during a February consistory, Pope Francis said that the role of a cardinal is not a “decoration,” but rather a “service” to the Church.

At 98, previous secretary of John XXIII among new cardinals

Jan 13, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- Loris Francesco Capovilla, among the 19 new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis, is not only one of the longest-serving archbishops in the world but was John XXIII's secretary for the entirety of his pontificate.

Argentine bishop offers prayers for lightning strike victims

Jan 13, 2014 - 12:22 pm .- Bishop Antonio Marino of Mar de Plata in Argentina has offered prayers for those killed or injured by a recent lightning strike at a beach club in the town of Villa Gesell in the province of Buenos Aires.

New cardinals highlight Global South, pastoral experience

Jan 13, 2014 - 11:26 am .- The 19 men chosen to be named cardinals in February stresses Pope Francis' attention on the peripheries of the Church, and that appointment to a major diocese no longer automatically comes with a “red hat.”

God has a 'handmade' love for everyone, says Pope

Jan 13, 2014 - 09:15 am .- Pope Francis’ Monday morning homily centered on the theme of God’s profound and unique love for each person.

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