Archive of March 4, 2014

Planned Parenthood election spending demands response, pro-lifers say

Mar 4, 2014 - 06:27 pm .- Planned Parenthood’s intention to spend millions of dollars to support political candidates who favor legal abortion shows the need to speak out more on the issue, pro-life groups say.

Religious freedom essential for global human rights, panel says

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- Experts at a recent panel talk in Washington, D.C., suggested that while religious freedom has become a respectable component of foreign policy, serious concerns remain on a global scale.

EWTN adds Lenten scripture challenge to app

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has launched a new feature to the EWTN application that challenges its users to read the four Gospels during Lent.

Pope: More martyrs exist today than in the early Church

Mar 4, 2014 - 02:56 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis called persecution a “reality” of Christian life, challenging faithful to take up the cross and noting that we are never given more than we can handle.

'Son of God' movie shines at box office on opening weekend

Mar 4, 2014 - 12:19 pm .- “Son of God,” a new movie depicting the life of Christ according to Gospels, saw tremendous success and positive reviews when it opened in theaters at the end of February.

Portland, Ore. diocese receives new auxiliary bishop

Mar 4, 2014 - 10:10 am .- The Vatican announced earlier this morning that Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Peter Leslie Smith to assist in leading the archdiocese of Portland, Ore. as their new auxiliary bishop.

Ancient Lenten pilgrimage comes to life through new book

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Author and scholar George Weigel says his newly-released book offers readers the opportunity experience a centuries-old Lenten practice from Rome in their households across the globe.

Cardinal Kasper's speech on divorce, remarriage, and Communion

Mar 4, 2014 - 02:09 am .- In a two-hour address to a consistory on the family last month, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed marriage and family life, devoting the last section to “the problem of the divorced and remarried.”

Dangers of solitary confinement highlighted at DC event

Mar 4, 2014 - 12:20 am .- Former prisoners, legal advocates and United Nations officials spoke out in Washington, D.C., against the use of solitary confinement for long periods of time, or for juveniles, the disabled and pregnant women.

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