Archive of March 21, 2014

Pope Francis expresses solidarity with victims of mafia violence

Mar 21, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- At a Friday meeting and prayer vigil with families of mafia victims, Pope Francis shared his sympathy with them, and then forcefully exhorted mafiosi to convert and change their lives.

Dominican bishop of Nottingham transferred to Liverpool

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:52 am .- Speaking Friday of his appointment as Archbishop of Liverpool, Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham has said he will strive to live up to the trust that is being put in him in his new role.

Pope Francis: God’s Word lives through humility, prayer

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:06 am .- Pope Francis warned against trying to co-opt the Word of God for one’s own purposes as did the Pharisees, urging prayer and humility instead, in his homily for Friday’s Mass.

Down syndrome researcher’s sainthood cause a 'witness to life'

Mar 21, 2014 - 04:00 am .- The life of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a French researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Down syndrome, is an example of faith, respect for the dignity of all human life, and search for truth in science, say those who work to spread his legacy.

UK prime minister denounces sex-selective abortions as 'appalling'

Mar 21, 2014 - 02:03 am .- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized sex-selective abortion as “simply an appalling practice,” and said the British government will work to counter the illegal practice.

English bishop exhorts faithful to be charitable online

Mar 21, 2014 - 12:03 am .- A pastoral letter from a British bishop to his faithful for Lent calls upon Catholics to consider their online interactions and to use social media for good rather than to hurt others.

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