Archive of January 22, 2014

Youth travel through storms to give witness at March for Life

Jan 22, 2014 - 05:07 pm .- Young people from around the U.S. and its territories travelled hundreds, even thousands of miles, through winter weather conditions to attend the March for Life and speak out in defense of the unborn.

Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Jan 22, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of human life's value is deeply inscribed in our very identity as people.

Poll finds strong US support for abortion restrictions

Jan 22, 2014 - 02:08 pm .- A new survey from the Knights of Columbus reports that most Americans support abortion restrictions, prompting calls for more legislative and judicial action against abortion.

God became an unborn child, priest tells youth at pro-life Mass

Jan 22, 2014 - 01:28 pm .- Catholics stand up for their unborn brothers and sisters “because the Son of God became one of them,” a priest said at a D.C. pro-life youth Mass ahead of the March for Life.

Church officials laud re-opening of Irish embassy to Vatican

Jan 22, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- An announcement that Ireland's government will re-open its embassy to the Holy See came as welcome news to Church officials, who believe it is a “constructive”move for the Church.

Syrian patriarch calls for prayer as peace talks begin

Jan 22, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- The Patriarch of Antioch has called for prayers “in every home in Syria” and around the world for a successful international peace conference in Switzerland beginning today, Jan. 22.

Pro-life lawmakers hopeful after 41 years of legal abortion

Jan 22, 2014 - 11:37 am .- On the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the U.S., pro-life lawmakers from both political parties voiced hope about the future of the pro-life movement.

Pope Francis tweet supports, prays for US pro-life march

Jan 22, 2014 - 09:04 am .- Pope Francis sent a tweet offering support for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., praying that all human life would be valued.

Pope: receive God's gifts with a generous heart

Jan 22, 2014 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his general audience today to the topic of Christian unity, emphasizing that although divisions can be painful, we ought to be grateful for the gifts given to other denominations.

New film inspired by work of crisis pregnancy centers

Jan 22, 2014 - 04:05 am .- A soon-to-be released film chronicling a pregnant teen's struggle for survival is not so much a story about abortion, the director says, even though the mother chooses life for her child despite difficult circumstances.  

Blessing of lambs a 500 year old tradition, priest reveals

Jan 22, 2014 - 03:58 am .- Shortly before the blessing of the lambs yesterday in honor of the feast of St. Agnes, the parish priest of the basilica honoring the martyr explained that the tradition has been around since the 16th century.

Burmese bishop sees 'new dawn' of hope for his nation

Jan 22, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The bishop of Burma's largest city has written a New Year's message encouraging the Burmese to remain united and to strive for peace in their homeland.

Cardinal reaffirms child protection pledge as documents release

Jan 22, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Responding to the release of documents about Chicago priests accused of abusing minors over the past 50 years, Cardinal Francis George has apologized to victims and reaffirmed that no accused priests are presently serving in ministry.

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