Archive of March 19, 2014

Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

Mar 19, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert for the U.S. bishops’ conference says.

Filipinos continue to recover from Typhoon Haiyan

Mar 19, 2014 - 04:45 pm .- More than four months since the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the people of the Philippines remain in the process of rebuilding their lives, an aid worker there says.

Chicago cardinal in hospital with flu-like symptoms

Mar 19, 2014 - 02:20 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has been in the hospital at Loyola University Medical Center since Friday, after physicians found during a routine checkup that he was dehydrated.

Pope may give opening lecture of Italian bishops’ assembly

Mar 19, 2014 - 01:52 pm .- Pope Francis will likely be giving the inaugural lecture of the annual general assembly of the Italian bishops’ conference scheduled for May 19-23, according to Italian publication “Il Fatto Quotidiano.”

Saint Joseph the model for educators, Pope teaches

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Marking the feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis called the saint a role model for all fathers and educators during his General Audience this Wednesday at the Vatican.

Worldwide Christian persecution a growing trend, report shows

Mar 19, 2014 - 04:07 am .- In a recently-released summary report called “Persecuted and Forgotten?” Aid to the Church in Need has revealed a worldwide growth in discrimination against Christians in scope and frequency.

Interfaith leaders launch effort against human trafficking

Mar 19, 2014 - 02:05 am .- Catholic, Anglican, and Muslim leaders have launched an anti-human trafficking network that hopes to eradicate the crime by 2020 through the mobilization of religious communities.

Underground Chinese bishop in Shanghai dies at 97

Mar 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang, a bishop of Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China who spent decades under arrest for his faith, died March 16 at the age of 97.

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