Archive of February 3, 2014

The Church is not ours but Christ's, Austrian bishop stresses

Feb 3, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- As part of an “ad limina” visit to Rome last week, Austrian Bishop Andreas Laun said that although many seek to take it into their own hands, the Church belongs to Christ as does all of its teachings.

Republican immigration plan draws hope, criticism

Feb 3, 2014 - 05:47 pm .- An immigration plan by House Republican leaders, aimed at both national security and pathways to legal status for undocumented migrants, has prompted calls for further dialogue and improvement.

Scottish Catholic agency free to follow beliefs against same-sex adoption

Feb 3, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- A Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has avoided a threat to its charitable status that could have closed the agency, following an appeals board’s ruling that it may follow Church teaching against same-sex adoption.

Caritas Australia disappointed by government budget cuts

Feb 3, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- Even as the Australian government has reduced funding for foreign aid, the nation's branch of Caritas intends to continue its mission of aiding the world's poor.

Do not justify sin by using other people, Pope warns

Feb 3, 2014 - 07:29 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the proper attitudes to have when we face difficult moments, stating that it is important not to defend our sin, but to repent and trust in the Lord.

Consecrated life today in a positive position, bishops affirm

Feb 3, 2014 - 04:33 am .- During an interview, two Vatican officials expressed the great holiness that exists within religious vocations, as well as their hope that the upcoming year will yield the witness of joy in following God.

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