Archive of February 14, 2014

Archbishop asks prayers for marriage, World Meeting of Families

Feb 14, 2014 - 05:59 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia encouraged prayers for married couples and families on Valentine’s Day, also requesting prayers for the upcoming World Meeting of Families.

Possible move in Vatican finance could signal return to Italian sway

Feb 14, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- Earlier this week reports of a potential new president of the “Vatican bank” were leaked to Italian media, suggesting the possibility of a greater Italian influence in Vatican finances.

Modern society at odds with authentic love, scholars reflect

Feb 14, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- Today’s secular culture conflicts with authentic love and a reality-based view of the human person, said scholars at a recent panel in the nation’s capital.

Global poll prompts call to overcome Catholic divisions through fidelity

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- A survey indicating mixed views on Church teaching among self-identified Catholics shows the “difficult challenge” facing Christ’s followers, but also offers a reminder of the need for fidelity, one commenter says.

A stationary Christian has a sickness of identity, Pope reflects

Feb 14, 2014 - 11:00 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis addressed the identity of a Christian, saying that the faithful must “go out” and “walk” as disciples that are astute and who announce the Gospel with joy.

Pope urges engaged couples to build marriage on 'rock of love'

Feb 14, 2014 - 08:35 am .- During a special encounter with engaged couples, Pope Francis emphasized that to love someone forever is possible if we are humble, and that marriage should be a celebration filled with joy.

Belgium becomes first country to legalize child euthanasia

Feb 14, 2014 - 06:01 am .- In a law passed in Belgium’s parliament yesterday, the country has become the first to legalize the euthanasia of minors, drawing widespread opposition from its citizens, and from Church leaders.

Archbishop warns of genocide in Central African Republic

Feb 14, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Central African bishop has reported signs of genocide in the growing conflict there, urging an effective security response and warning against the “evil” desire to kill and destroy.

Cardinal-elect Poli, Buenos Aires' successor to Bergoglio

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:07 am .- A “low profile” bishop, with few political contacts: this is how the Argentine press describes Archbishop Mario Poli of Buenos Aires, who will receive the red hat of a cardinal Feb. 22.

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