Archive of February 24, 2014

Vatican theologians recognize miracle attributed to Paul VI

Feb 24, 2014 - 06:37 pm .- The consulting theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Pope Paul VI, moving him closer to sainthood.

Ethicists warn against three-parent reproductive technology

Feb 24, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Concerned about the effects of a new technology that involves three parents providing genetic information to create a child, experts are cautioning against opening up the technology to human clinical trials.

Seminarians recount joy of serving papal Mass for new cardinals

Feb 24, 2014 - 03:31 pm .- Two young men from England studying for the priesthood in Rome consider themselves blessed to have served at Sunday’s papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Jesus is not a 'magician,' says Pope

Feb 24, 2014 - 10:08 am .- Pope Francis’ Monday morning homily reflected on Jesus’ miracles of healing, which always include a lasting encounter with the person who is healed.  

Cardinal Pell to head new Vatican office for economic oversight

Feb 24, 2014 - 08:41 am .- Today Pope Francis announced the establishment of a new entity for oversight of Vatican economic and administrative affairs, headed by Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia.

Cardinal Ouedraogo, the advocate of Burkina Faso’s poor

Feb 24, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Philippe Ouedraogo, the newly-created cardinal from west Africa’s Burkina Faso, is known for his backing for the inclusion of the poorest of the poor in the distribution of economic goods.

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