Archive of February 19, 2014

Cardinal Sandri confirmed as head of Eastern Churches congregation

Feb 19, 2014 - 08:41 pm .- Pope Francis appointed members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Feb. 19, confirming both Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect, and Archbishop Cyril Vasil as secretary.

Filmmakers draw attention to plight of Middle East Christians

Feb 19, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Christians in the West must take seriously their duty to support those suffering in the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, said a team of filmmakers working on a documentary about the subject. 

Pontifical academy to address science, ethics of aging

Feb 19, 2014 - 02:48 pm .- As the global number of elderly increases, one Vatican advisory group is meeting this week to discuss the many challenges associated with aging and its often accompanying disabilities.

Elderly nun sentenced for nuclear site break-in

Feb 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm .- Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and causing damage at a Tennessee nuclear weapons manufacturing facility.

Bill to protect state definitions of marriage introduced

Feb 19, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have introduced bills bolstering the ability of individual states to declare what they will and will not recognize as a marriage and enforce that definition within state boundaries.

Pope Francis: Be courageous, go to confession

Feb 19, 2014 - 04:57 am .- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

Catholic marriage preparation needs to better 'evangelize'

Feb 19, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The head of a major U.S. missionary apostolate says that evangelization – not simple catechesis – is needed to prepare Catholics for good marriages by putting Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Feb 19, 2014 - 02:07 am .- Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well as illnesses from a lack of clean water, a local priest has warned.

Cardinal-elect Mueller, a bridge between two Popes

Feb 19, 2014 - 12:06 am .- Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, who will be made a cardinal Feb. 22, is a personal friend to Benedict XVI and has forged a good relationship with Pope Francis.

Follow us:

Recent activity: