Archive of April 2, 2014

Spanish archbishop encourages faithful to attend canonizations

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ansejo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain, has issued a pastoral letter inviting Catholics to take part in pilgrimages to Rome to attend the April 27 canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.  

Obama urged to create religious envoy after papal meeting

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has called on President Barack Obama to follow up on his meeting with Pope Francis by backing the creation of a special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East and south central Asia.

Holy See currently refraining from mediation in Venezuelan violence

Apr 2, 2014 - 01:53 pm .- The Holy See press officer Fr. Federico Lombardi explained Tuesday that the Vatican is considering mediation in Venezuela's lethal protests, but will take time and care in doing so.

Planned Parenthood opposes lawmaker with Gosnell victim tie

Apr 2, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Planned Parenthood has decided not to endorse a Pennsylvania lawmaker who supported increasing health regulations for abortion clinics, a move that critics describe as indicative of the abortion giant’s true interests.

Priest who survived labor camp recalls suffering as gift

Apr 2, 2014 - 10:17 am .- Monsignor Matthew Koo recounted being detained in a Chinese labor camp for thirty years due to his Marian devotion, noting that although the experience was painful there were also many blessings.

Pope Francis: married couples are an icon of God's love

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:12 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis closed his catechesis on the sacraments by reflecting on the vocation of marriage, noting that the marital couple is a unique example of divine love in the world.

Okla. Catholics speak up for voiceless with lawmakers

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:04 am .- A recent “Catholic Advocacy Day” gave laity in Oklahoma the opportunity to participate in the legislative process and to be “a voice for the voiceless,” the Oklahoma City archdiocese says.

Australians mourn late bishop remembered for ecumenism

Apr 2, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Christians, especially those in Australia, are mourning the death of Bishop Michael Putney, who was particularly committed to ecumenical dialogue.

Methol Ferré: the philosopher who inspired Pope Francis

Apr 2, 2014 - 12:08 am .- “The Pope and the Philosopher,” a book-interview with Alberto Methol Ferré -- an Uruguayan philosopher who influenced Jorge Bergoglio -- has been recently reprinted in Spanish and Italian.

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