Archive of February 18, 2014

Australian bishops emphasize St Valentine on his feast

Feb 18, 2014 - 06:06 pm .- The Australian bishops’ marriage and family council produced a resource kit for strengthening marriages for St. Valentine’s Day this year, noting the Christian basis of the feast.

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy

Feb 18, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of marriage on Italy, which recognizes the unique roles of mothers and fathers for children.

Pope Francis renews Argentinean passport

Feb 18, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- Pope Francis has renewed his Argentinean passport, according to Argentina's Ministry of the Interior and Transportation, and his new documents will be sent to St. Martha's Residence at the Vatican.

Mission of Vatican bank a key point in cardinal meetings

Feb 18, 2014 - 11:54 am .- Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi says that the council of eight cardinals spent their second day of meetings discussing the so-called “Vatican Bank,” however no decisions have yet been made.

Pope: Word of God strengthens us in moments of temptation

Feb 18, 2014 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis on Feb. 18 stressed that the Word of God “opens the horizon” and saves Christians from the temptation that “closes us in.”

New Catholic college seeks to reshape education in UK

Feb 18, 2014 - 06:18 am .- A co-founder of Benedictus College has expressed her hope that their education style, inspired by the writings of Bl. John Henry Newman, will help to change the face of higher education in Europe.

Late Iowa farmer hid generosity throughout life, priest says

Feb 18, 2014 - 04:08 am .- Edwin “Bud” Skalla, who died last November, was a bachelor farmer whose magnanimity was made known only after he passed away, according to the man’s pastor.

Israelis look forward to Pope's Holy Land visit, rabbi says

Feb 18, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Following a meeting of Jewish leaders with Pope Francis last week, a rabbi involved in interreligious dialogue said the Pope’s upcoming trip to the Holy Land will surely be a success.

Bishop affirms that traditional Mass unites Church in worship

Feb 18, 2014 - 12:13 am .- During a recent interview, Archbishop Arthur Roche spoke on the significance of the Traditional Latin Mass, explaining that the Mass nourishes us, and that the special rite brings us together in a unique way.

Canada's next cardinal, a missionary against secularism

Feb 18, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec, who will be made a cardinal at the Feb. 22 consistory, is a missionary for the new evangelization in Canada, after having been for 10 years a missionary in Colombia.

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