Archive of February 6, 2014

LA editorial wrong on birth control, Catholic women charge

Feb 6, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Women medical experts, theologians and writers joined voices in rejecting a Los Angeles Times editorial by a prominent birth control advocate who criticized Catholic morality and claimed that nuns should take birth control for their health.

South Korea's cardinal-designate: a descendent of martyrs

Feb 6, 2014 - 04:09 pm .- Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, who will be given the red hat of a cardinal Feb. 22, is himself descended from Koreans who shed their blood as martyrs for the faith in the 19th century.

Pope's Harley, leather jacket auctioned for over $350,000

Feb 6, 2014 - 01:49 pm .- On Feb. 6, Pope Francis’ autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle and leather jacket were auctioned in France, bringing in more than $350,000 for a local charity in Rome.

United Nations' report on Vatican sparks backlash in US

Feb 6, 2014 - 12:22 pm .- U.S. Catholic leaders criticized a United Nations committee report for trying to impose secular moral views and failing to acknowledge advancements made by the Church in the area of child protection.

Pope urges faithful to pray for the grace of dying in hope

Feb 6, 2014 - 11:32 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the moment of our death, remarking on the beauty of dying in unity with the Church and inviting the faithful to reflect on what legacy they will leave behind.

Legionaries of Christ elect new leaders, issue apology

Feb 6, 2014 - 10:00 am .- The Legionaries of Christ revealed the names of their new general council on Feb. 6, also issuing a formal apology to those hurt by the immoral actions of their founder.

Rice bowl app aims to engage Catholics in Lent, fight hunger

Feb 6, 2014 - 04:19 am .- Catholic Relief Services’ annual Rice Bowl Program has added a new mobile app and a social media-based photo challenge to help Catholics observe Lent and to boost participation in efforts to fight hunger.

Women's rights activist among 'Top 10' of Vatican magazine

Feb 6, 2014 - 03:59 am .- Reggie Littlejohn, known for her work opposing forced abortion and gendercide in China, has been named as one of “Inside the Vatican’s” “Top 10 People of 2013” for her heroic efforts in helping women.

Catholic 'Mass mobs' boost attendance at Buffalo parishes

Feb 6, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Buffalo-area Catholics have created a new twist on the “flash mob”: a “Mass mob” inspiring dozens to attend a Mass at older parishes to spread “awareness and appreciation” of the communities.

UN versus Holy See on human sexuality, gender theory

Feb 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- More than an indictment of the Church’s handling of child sex abuse, the report of the U.N. child rights committee on the Holy See seems meant to pressure the Church to change its teaching on human sexuality.

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