Archive of April 9, 2014

Philippines cardinal worked for peace with Muslims

Apr 9, 2014 - 08:26 pm .- Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I., the newest cardinal from the Philippines, is a dedicated servant of the poor who has advocated for peace between Christians and Muslims in the country.

Fighting poverty requires 'culture of encounter,' expert says

Apr 9, 2014 - 05:32 pm .- Challenging a modern culture which supports isolation and an indifference to poverty requires a personal connection with others, particularly the poor, as children of God, development expert Dr. Jonathan Reyes has said.

Sri Lankans welcome new apostolic nuncio

Apr 9, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Sri Lankan Catholics accorded a traditional welcome to their newly appointed apostolic nuncio, who arrived in Colombo to begin his diplomatic duties April 3.

Pope mourns 'brutal killing' of priest, urges end to violence

Apr 9, 2014 - 12:17 pm .- In comments made following his general audience address, Pope Francis lamented the killing of a Jesuit priest in Syria, and appealed to the country’s leaders to foster peace and respect human dignity.

Lawyers warn of global push for 'gender identity' language

Apr 9, 2014 - 05:40 am .- Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language – as well as abortion rights – into international law.

Our lives should have the flavor of the Gospel, Pope observes

Apr 9, 2014 - 04:14 am .- During his general audience Pope Francis began a new catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, drawing specific attention to wisdom and noting that it illuminates our actions and draws us closer to God.

Solomon Islands bishops seek prayer, support after flooding

Apr 9, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After heavy rains led to flooding on the island of Guadalcanal which has caused 23 confirmed deaths, the bishops of Solomon Islands have appealed for prayerful support for their people.

Pro-life congressman, wife honored with Notre Dame award

Apr 9, 2014 - 02:22 am .- In an April 5 ceremony, Notre Dame University honored prominent pro-life congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and his wife, Marie, who is also a pro-life advocate, with its 2014 Evangelium Vitae Medal.

Special adviser appointed to Vatican's 'central bank'

Apr 9, 2014 - 12:00 am .- The Secretariat for the Economy appointed Saturday Franco Dalla Sega as “ad interim” special adviser to the extraordinary section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

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