Archive of February 27, 2014

Korean Masses strengthen migrant community in Thailand

Feb 27, 2014 - 09:53 pm .- This month’s introduction of Sunday Masses celebrated in Korean at a parish in the Thai city of Pattaya has united both emigrants and tourists from South Korea.

Vatican releases Pope's liturgical schedule for Lent, Easter

Feb 27, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- The Vatican made public the schedule of Pope Francis' liturgical celebrations for March and April, including the list of Lenten and Easter activities over which he will preside.

Iraqi patriarch urges prayer, fasting that Christians remain

Feb 27, 2014 - 04:53 pm .- Archbishop Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon, has issued an urgent appeal to mark the beginning of Lent, calling for “prayer and fasting that Christians not leave Iraq.”

Critics say Ariz. bill veto swarmed by misleading rhetoric

Feb 27, 2014 - 04:40 pm .- The Arizona Catholic Conference has lamented the veto of Arizona religious freedom bill S.B. 1062, noting the “extremely intense, if not misleading rhetoric” surrounding the bill.

Pope to mother of train crash victim: I weep for you

Feb 27, 2014 - 02:31 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter offering his continued condolences to the mother of one of the victims of a 2012 Argentina train crash that killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more.

Pope: Inconsistency in our actions causes Church scandal

Feb 27, 2014 - 01:11 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis spoke of the harm done when Christians don't practice what they preach, noting that this incoherence leads others away from the Church and often brings scandal.

Ukrainian Catholic Church sees growth in south of country

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- A new diocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has been established in southern Ukraine, following a decision to divide the former Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odesa-Krym in two.

Judge strikes down Texas' marriage definition amid criticism

Feb 27, 2014 - 11:44 am .- The state of Texas is appealing a ruling from a federal judge that could impose “gay marriage” in the state, as supporters of Texas’ marriage amendment argue that the ruling violates the rights of the state and its citizens.

Thai bishop's soccer skills score goals of evangelization

Feb 27, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The patronal feasts of parishes in a northeastern Thai diocese unite communities for Mass, prayer, processions – and friendly soccer matches.

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of the Synod of Bishops

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Among the newly elevated cardinals is Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, who was in fact given a Pope Francis' own red biretta minutes after his election as Bishop of Rome.

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