Archive of February 7, 2014

Pope Francis prays for victims of fire in Buenos Aires

Feb 7, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Pope Francis sent a message of condolence, offering his prayers for the victims of a Feb. 5 fire at a warehouse in Buenos Aires that left seven firefighters and two National Guard soldiers dead.

Removal of abortion drug-promoting blog is pro-life 'victory'

Feb 7, 2014 - 02:47 pm .- An international pro-life group has led a successful advocacy effort to remove a blog that had been promoting an illegal abortion drug in Peru.

Materialism, 'rejection' of Christianity factors in World War I

Feb 7, 2014 - 01:42 pm .- Scholar and author George Weigel proposed that World War I was caused and prolonged not only by political struggles and complex intra-continental alliances, but by materialism, Social Darwinism, and a rejection of Christianity.

Pope encourages faithful to be humble disciples of Christ

Feb 7, 2014 - 11:28 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of John the Baptist from the Gospel, highlighting how the saint lived and died with humility and urging all to follow in his example.

Vatican: UN oversteps its boundaries in report conclusions

Feb 7, 2014 - 08:42 am .- In a statement released by the Vatican, Fr. Federico Lombardi criticized the UN Child Protection Committee for their tone and “lack of desire” to recognize the Holy See’s efforts in protecting children.

Pope in WYD message: poverty leads us to true happiness

Feb 7, 2014 - 04:28 am .- In his message for the 29th WYD, Pope Francis draws his theme from the beatitude on poverty, emphasizing that it teaches us joy, as well as the proper attitude to have towards those who are poor.

Stunning adult stem cell developments evoke hope, caution

Feb 7, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Remarkable advancements in stem cell biology are enabling scientists to reprogram mature cells into a variety of different tissues – but experts say these methods should be used carefully to avoid ethical questions and inadvertent cloning.

Archbishop Chaput among those appointed to Vatican laity council

Feb 7, 2014 - 02:57 am .- Pope Francis appointed members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity Feb. 6, including one American – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

Obama highlights religious freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 7, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Speaking at an annual prayer breakfast in the nation’s capital, U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the need for religious freedom in order to respect human dignity and foster global stability.

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