Archive of January 31, 2014

NY sex trafficking ring busted days before Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2014 - 03:28 pm .- Members of a sex trafficking and drug ring centered in New York City were arrested after the group advertised “party packs” of drugs and sex workers in advance of the Super Bowl.

Police recover stolen JPII relic, bishop forgives thieves

Jan 31, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- An Italian bishop has voiced forgiveness for those responsible for stealing a relic of the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II, soon after police announced the relic’s recovery.

Archbishop urges prayer for targeted Ukraine Christians

Jan 31, 2014 - 01:32 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia called on Catholics to pray for the Church in Ukraine during the country's recent crisis and to support U.S. restrictions on its political and business leaders.

Giving in to temptation dulls us to harm of sin, Pope warns

Jan 31, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned against the danger of when falling into temptation becomes habitual, saying that it dulls our ability to recognize sin and affects others in a negative way.

Letters to Pope read 'with the heart,' Vatican official says

Jan 31, 2014 - 07:36 am .- According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis receives a few thousand letters a week, which Correspondence Director Msgr. Giuliano Gallorini notes are read more with the pontiff’s “heart” than his “mind.”

Walk inspires Wyoming students' outreach to at-risk women

Jan 31, 2014 - 04:03 am .- San Francisco's recent Walk for Life and Students for Life events inspired Wyoming Catholic College students to start an outreach to women in crisis pregnancies from nearby indigenous communities.

Apply Olympic spirit to your faith, Catholic writer advises

Jan 31, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Those who have put discipline and hard work into sports – whether an Olympic gold medal or a fifth grade tournament – help show how Catholics should dedicate themselves to their faith, the author of a new book has said.

Vatican's Financial Intelligence Authority receives new president

Jan 31, 2014 - 12:05 am .- Pope Francis appointed Bishop Giorgio Corbellini Jan. 30 as interim president of the Financial Intelligence Authority, the agency charged with acting as “financial watchdog” for Vatican City.

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