Archive of March 31, 2014

Vietnamese archbishop could begin new era of Vatican diplomacy

Mar 31, 2014 - 07:04 pm .- The March 22 succession of Paul Bui Van Doc as Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City may ease the relationship between Vietnam and the Holy See.

Former president 'grossly misunderstands' Catholic teaching

Mar 31, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- Prominent Catholic laywomen have responded to recent statements by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, saying he lacks understanding of the Church and of the nature of service.

Papal canonizations to be a spiritual event, cardinal stresses

Mar 31, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- At a Monday news conference detailing preparations for the canonization of Bl. John Paul II and Bl. John XXIII, the Holy See announced initiatives designed to help the Church live the event in a spiritual way.

Pope warns against the wandering of an 'existential tourist'

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:33 am .- In his homily Monday, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of having direction in our lives rather than turning in circles and never advancing, emphasizing that we move forward only through faith in God.

Pope names auxiliary bishop for key English archdiocese

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Westminster Monday: Monsignor Nicholas Gilbert Hudson, a parish priest of the Southwark archdiocese.

Protection of minors a priority for Pope, commission member says

Mar 31, 2014 - 06:28 am .- A German priest and psychologist recently appointed to the new Vatican commission for the protection of minors has stated that the initiative demonstrates Pope Francis’ concern regarding the immediacy of the issue.

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