Archive of April 3, 2014

Archbishop offers prayers, support to Fort Hood victims

Apr 3, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- The Archbishop for the Military Services, as well as President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered their condolences and prayers to the victims of a shooting at the Fort Hood army base, and their families.

Pope sends message of condolence after earthquake rocks Chile

Apr 3, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter to Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, after the country was hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on April 1, which reportedly killed six people and caused significant damage.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.

Pope entrusts Rwandan reconciliation to Our Lady of Kibeho

Apr 3, 2014 - 02:20 pm .- Meeting with the Rwandan bishops for their ad limina visit Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to be be agents of reconciliation, commending them to the Marian apparition at Kibeho, in the country's south.

Jerusalem Patriarch condemns monastery vandalism

Apr 3, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has lamented the recent anti-Christian vandalism of a Catholic monastery and shrine near Jerusalem as “madness.”

Pope: Real prayer is courageous, frank dialogue with God

Apr 3, 2014 - 11:04 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the prayer of Moses to God in the first reading, saying that true prayer should be like speaking to a friend – with boldness and without fear.

Pope, Queen enjoy casual tea during first meeting

Apr 3, 2014 - 09:36 am .- Although short, the April 3 encounter between Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth in the Vatican has been described as cordial and informal, during which the two exchanged gifts and casual conversation.

New Bible exhibit evangelizes through history of scripture

Apr 3, 2014 - 05:49 am .- Featuring ancient biblical artifacts from all over the world, the Verbum Domini II exhibition has officially opened at the Vatican, and is something organizers hope will inspire faith in those who come.

Vatican Radio releases digital archive of papal voices

Apr 3, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Vatican Radio presented Tuesday its digital archive of “The Voice of the Popes,” a collection of more than 8,000 audio recordings of every Pope since Pius XI which makes their message more easily accessible.

Atlanta archbishop apologizes for $2.2 million residence

Apr 3, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has apologized for constructing a new $2.2 million residence, saying the plan was well-intended, but he failed to consider the example it set.

Cardinal encourages business schools to form principled leaders

Apr 3, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form them in ethics, morals, and stewardship.

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