Archive of February 21, 2014

Knights urge prayers to St. Francis for peace in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have asked that the faithful join them in reciting the Prayer of St. Francis this coming Sunday, offering as an intention the end to the ongoing violence waging in Ukraine's capitol.

Archbishop Gomez: avoid 'dead end' on immigration reform

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:58 pm .- L.A. Archbishop José H. Gomez has called for “interim measures” such as a moratorium on immigration raids and help for undocumented minors in order to bypass immigration reform’s apparent “political dead end.”

Venezuela cardinal asks government to rein in armed groups

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:16 am .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas said the Church is willing to help establish peace in Venezuela, but reminded the government of its duty to rein in armed groups that are violently disrupting peaceful demonstrations.

Faith is not a 'theory,' emphasizes Pope

Feb 21, 2014 - 07:43 am .- Pope Francis centered his daily homily today around the importance of Christians having a living, rather than merely theoretical, faith.

Catholic campus in Ukraine mourns lecturer killed in protests

Feb 21, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Ukrainian Catholic University, located in the far-western city of Lviv, is lamenting the death of one of its lecturers who was killed Feb. 20 during anti-government protests in Kyiv.

Kan. religious freedom bill dies after being labeled 'segregation'

Feb 21, 2014 - 02:00 am .- A Kansas bill to protect the conscience rights of those who morally object to “gay marriage” stalled in the legislature after opponents portrayed it as a discrimination law akin to the Jim Crow laws of the early 20th century.

Cardinal tells consistory to proclaim 'gospel of the family'

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:53 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Extraordinary Consistory on the Family Thursday morning about how to rediscover and proclaim the “gospel of the family.”

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