Archive of January 17, 2014

Vatican spokesman to receive award from Spanish bishops

Jan 17, 2014 - 09:51 pm .- Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Holy See's press officer, will take part in a media conference organized by the Spanish bishops next month, during which he will receive an award for his work in communications.

Bishops ask Congress to support, resettle Syrian refugees

Jan 17, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The U.S. bishops have encouraged Congress to work to end the violence in Syria, and to help address the major humanitarian crisis facing the conflict’s more than 2 million refugees.

March for Life broadens focus to engage cultural, political realms

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans prepare for the annual March for Life, organizers of the event are already making plans to enhance their impact long after it concludes.

Benedict XVI celebrates brother's 90th birthday with day of music

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI celebrated his brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger's 90th birthday on Jan. 15 at the Vatican with a sung Mass and a simple concert.

The Pope 'came out to meet me', says priest who rode on popemobile

Jan 17, 2014 - 11:28 am .- “I was in Rome to meet the Pope, but it was the Pope who came out to meet me.” This is how Fr. Fabian Baez explained his impromptu Jan. 8 ride in the popemobile with Pope Francis.

Pope Francis warns against a 'worldly uniformity'

Jan 17, 2014 - 08:39 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful not to fall into the temptation of worldliness which hardens our hearts and makes us forget our “election” as children of God.

Pope: Christians have not been chosen for 'small things'

Jan 17, 2014 - 05:29 am .- In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis urged youth to listen to the call of God, stating that this is often faced with obstacles and requires “going against the tide.”

LA immigrant kids implore Pope to help detained parents

Jan 17, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Immigrant children in California have written heartfelt letters to Pope Francis seeking his help and his prayers for their parents who have been deported or arrested.

Supreme Court hears abortion zone case, declines 20-week ban

Jan 17, 2014 - 02:07 am .- The Supreme Court will rule this year on a case involving “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics, but it has declined to hear a case on state abortion bans after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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