Archive of January 16, 2014

Haiti encounters hope, challenges four years after devastation

Jan 16, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Four years after a desolating earthquake affected millions in Haiti, Catholic Relief Services continues to help the nation move from recovery to addressing social concerns that pre-dated the catastrophe.

Argentine rabbi: Pope's visit to Holy Land could foster peace

Jan 16, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, believes that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the Holy Land is a chance to bring a message of peace to the world.

Protecting children is Church priority, Vatican officials tell UN

Jan 16, 2014 - 12:26 pm .- Violence against children and child exploitation are “crimes” and Pope Francis is working to protect children from the “scourge” of sex abuse, leading Vatican figures told a U.N. committee on Jan. 16.

New members of the Vatican bank cardinals' commission named

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:17 am .- The Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for the Works of Religion, or “Vatican bank”, were named on Wednesday; of the five existing members, only one was confirmed in his post.

Pope Francis: scandals 'poison' and deny the 'bread of life'

Jan 16, 2014 - 08:40 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis addressed the issue of various scandals that happen within the Church, emphasizing that they occur when we no longer have a true relationship with God.

Designer says it was an honor to present nativity to Pope

Jan 16, 2014 - 04:42 am .- The man in charge of constructing this year’s nativity scene for the Vatican expressed his delight at giving to Pope Francis the nativity he designed, which, he noted, has a special historical significance.

New York cultural event delves into meaning of relationship

Jan 16, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The upcoming New York Encounter cultural festival will explore the dynamic between “I” and “We” – individuals and community – and how the human person finds fulfillment only in relationship.

Engaged couples to meet with Pope on Valentine's Day

Jan 16, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Pontifical Council for the Family is promoting a special encounter between Pope Francis and couples who have been engaged, which will take place on the upcoming feast of Saint Valentine.

Priest dismissed from Society of Jesus had 'lost his way'

Jan 16, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Father John Dear, a longtime activist for peace and nonviolence who has been dismissed from the Jesuits, is impassioned yet wayward according to a source long familiar with the Society of Jesus.

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