Archive of February 13, 2014

National Marriage Week recognizes foundations of society

Feb 13, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Catholics across the U.S. are joining in a celebration of National Marriage Week to promote the sacrament and vocation upon which society is built.

'Gimme Shelter' movie could inspire pro-woman advocacy

Feb 13, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- 'Pro-life advocates say the portrayal of pregnancy care centers in the film “Gimme Shelter” should inspire concrete action to support pregnant women in crisis pregnancies, and their children.

Indian bishops commit to renewal of Church, society

Feb 13, 2014 - 02:04 pm .- At their plenary assembly held Feb. 5-12, the Indian bishops discussed pastoral challenges in the nation and continuing the implementation of the Second Vatican Council.

UN anti-Vatican report 'payback' for pro-life work, critic says

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:43 pm .- A recent United Nations report criticizing the Catholic Church on sex abuse and its moral teachings should be understood in the context of efforts to diminish the Vatican’s pro-life influence at the U.N., a scholar has said.

Valentine effort promotes authentic love to college students

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- A nationwide campaign leading up to Valentine’s Day is encouraging college students to seek meaningful relationships and develop a healthy understanding of love and sexuality.

Pope warns against a weakened faith that leads to idolatry

Feb 13, 2014 - 11:40 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis encouraged all present to pursue God rather than their own passions, noting how the Old Testament figure Solomon “lost his faith” to idolatry despite being wise.

Polish bishop: Vatican visit shows no division with Church, Pope

Feb 13, 2014 - 08:28 am .- During a recent interview, Archbishop Stanislaw Budzik reflected his ad limina visit to Rome last week, explaining that in the midst of a media crossfire, the Pope affirmed his support for the Church in Poland.

Pope lauds fruitful dialogue between Jews, Catholics

Feb 13, 2014 - 05:16 am .- In an encounter with the American Jewish Committee, Pope Francis highlighted the strong unity of Jews and Catholics, stating that their shared roots obligate them to work together to in building a just society.

Put your faith first, Olympian encourages young Catholics

Feb 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put their Catholic faith above everything else in life.

Priest lauds temporary halt of Washington death penalty

Feb 13, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state has issued a moratorium or temporary prohibition on executions, drawing praise from a priest who has written against the death penalty.

Nicaragua's cardinal-designate a shepherd of the poor

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:09 am .- Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, who will be made a cardinal at the Feb. 22 consistory, is said to personify the image of a humble shepherd of “a Church that is poor and for the poor.”

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