Archive of April 4, 2014

Pope Francis recognizes three new saints of the Americas

Apr 4, 2014 - 05:28 pm .- Pope Francis inscribed among the saints Thursday three blesseds who were from Europe but were called to the New World by their missionary vocations.

Over $100k raised for family of slain Catholic husband, father

Apr 4, 2014 - 05:13 pm .- Within the span of a day, friends, family and strangers have raised more than $100,000 for the family of a young Catholic man in Indiana who was shot and killed on his usual morning walk early April 1.

After meeting Pope, daughter of immigrants reunites with father

Apr 4, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- The young girl who asked Pope Francis to intercede with U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of the children of deported immigrants has been reunited with her father after a two-year separation.

John Paul II saw prayer as first duty of Pope, reflects cardinal

Apr 4, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who was a close collaborator of Blessed John Paul II, said the future saint believed that “the first duty of the Pope was to pray for the Church and the world.”

Care for poor rooted in Gospel, not communism, Pope affirms

Apr 4, 2014 - 10:35 am .- In a March 31 interview with communications students, Pope Francis responded to previous accusations of being a communist, explaining that his preference for the poor is in fact based in the Gospel.

Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

Apr 4, 2014 - 08:16 am .- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.

Those who follow Christ will face persecution, Pope observes

Apr 4, 2014 - 07:08 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his April 4 homily to the theme of persecution, noting that although many of the trials saints have endured still happen today, there is always hope because “Jesus is Lord.”

UN registers Lebanon's millionth Syrian refugee

Apr 4, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations has now passed 1 million, as the organization’s refugee agency stresses the urgent need to fund humanitarian aid.

Audit finds increase in child protection, decrease in reported cases

Apr 4, 2014 - 02:02 am .- An audit of the dioceses across the United States shows an increase of more than $15 million spent on child protection efforts, and a decrease in the number of reported cases of sexual abuse.

Filmmakers seek support for film on abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Apr 4, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Three filmmakers are crowd funding a multi-million dollar movie about Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortion clinic, stressing the need to bring attention to the morally and politically charged case.

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