Archive of April 1, 2014

Court upholds strong Texas abortion regulations

Apr 1, 2014 - 06:26 pm .- Pro-life advocates took encouragement from a federal appeals court’s decision upholding a Texas law that strengthened health and safety requirements for the state’s abortion clinics and barred late-term abortions.

Fraternas: Living and serving with 'the total security of God'

Apr 1, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- At age 19, Maria Teresa Alva was already involved with the Christian Life Movement in her native Peru, when she met members of the Marian Community of Reconciliation, also known as “Fraternas” — laywomen who have consecrated themselves to God in order to serve others in the world.

Bishops say Mass at border fence to remember dead migrants

Apr 1, 2014 - 04:47 pm .- A group of U.S. bishops visited the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to say Mass in remembrance of migrants who died during their journey, calling attention to the humanitarian consequences of American immigration policy.

Indiana archbishop among those appointed to religious congregation

Apr 1, 2014 - 12:34 pm .- Pope Francis has named Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis as a member of the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees vowed religious life.

Pope urges faithful not to lose apostolic zeal to spiritual sloth

Apr 1, 2014 - 08:05 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis lamented the many Christians who close the door to God’s grace out of spiritual laziness, urging them to instead receive healing from the Lord so they can spread the Gospel.

My life is changed, says homeless woman on Rome pilgrimage

Apr 1, 2014 - 04:28 am .- During a six-day trip to the Eternal City, Clarissa Salazar, who until recently lived on the streets in the U.S., said the visit has made a lasting impact on her, and is something for which she is grateful.

LA's 'little ambassador' to Pope recalls encounter

Apr 1, 2014 - 04:00 am .- Jersey Vargas, the 10 year old daughter of undocumented immigrants who traveled from Los Angeles to the Vatican to ask the Pope’s help for herself and children like her, said she is thrilled to have met him.

Child's first 1,000 days critical to future health, experts say

Apr 1, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The earliest days of a child's development, both in the womb and after birth, are essential to human development and are well within the reach of the development community's ability to address the problem, a House hearing said.

Pope Francis shapes Vatican finances under advice from his cardinals

Apr 1, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The appointment of Msgr. Brian Edwin Ferme as prelate secretary of the newly established Council for the Economy shows Pope Francis will shape the council with the advice of his Council of Cardinals.

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