Archive of January 21, 2014

March for Life is important witness of unity, advocate says

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The annual March for Life plays a foundational role in the Church's work to promote human dignity at all stages of development, said a member of the U.S. bishops' pro-life office.

Pope receives, blesses lambs ahead of pallium ceremony

Jan 21, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Pope Francis marked the Feast of St. Agnes Jan. 21 by receiving and blessing the lambs whose wool is used to weave pallia for new archbishops.

Vatican to appeal for reconciliation at Syrian peace conference

Jan 21, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Pope Francis' continual focus on the Syrian civil war will contribute to the Holy See playing a key role at the “Geneva II” international peace conference, due to start tomorrow, Jan. 22.

God always chooses the 'little ones,' Pope Francis reflects

Jan 21, 2014 - 01:05 pm .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis noted how God seeks to have a personal relationship with each of us, emphasizing that he favors those who are humble and small because he is able to dialogue with them.

Vatican seeks to cut cost of canonizations

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- In an effort to relieve inequalities among the causes of potential saints, steps are being taken to reduce the costs associated with the canonization process, according to a Vatican official.

President Obama's March visit confirmed by Vatican

Jan 21, 2014 - 09:30 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has confirmed that in March of this year President Obama during a European trip will stop in Rome where he is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis.

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:56 am .- In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray for peace and unity as political unrest continues.

Thousands defend Holy See's UN status against attacks

Jan 21, 2014 - 04:35 am .- Catholics have joined with members of other faiths to support the Holy See's permanent observer status at the United Nations, defending against a group of abortion proponents seeking to oust the body from the international organization.

Trade agreements should promote human dignity, bishops say

Jan 21, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Commenting on a proposed trade agreement, the U.S. bishops have said such agreements should defend human dignity, protect the environment and public heath, and promote “justice and peace.”

Holy Land Christians prepare for Church unity week

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Christians of varying Churches and ecclesial communities in Palestine and Israel will gather for ecumenical prayer services at the churches of various communities.

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