Archive of March 10, 2014

Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage

Mar 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a call for education on the beauty and truth of Church teaching.

Abducted Orthodox nuns released by Syrian rebel group

Mar 10, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- A group of Greek Orthodox nuns in Syria, as well as women from their convent’s orphanage, were returned safely Sunday, following their kidnapping by the rebel al-Nusra Front.

New book explores models for lay catechesis in India

Mar 10, 2014 - 12:57 pm .- “Called to be a Catechist,” a book recently released by the Indian Catechetical Association, discusses the role of the laity in faith education in the country.

Papal gardens of Castel Gandolfo now open to public

Mar 10, 2014 - 11:34 am .- Known as the Barberini Gardens, the historic area of Castel Gandalfo has been declared open to the general public by Pope Francis, with tours available for those who are interested.

Vatican confirms papal visit to South Korea

Mar 10, 2014 - 08:32 am .- In a statement released earlier this morning, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed Pope Francis’ apostolic trip to the Republic of Korea, which is slated to occur in August of this year.

Pope Francis on Lenten retreat with members of Curia

Mar 10, 2014 - 05:32 am .- On Sunday afternoon Pope Francis left Rome with members of the Curia to spend their annual Lenten retreat in the hillside town of Ariccia, breaking from the tradition of holding it inside of the Vatican.

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