Archive of April 23, 2014

Easter celebration strengthens Vietnamese migrants in Thailand

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:06 pm .- Scores of Catholic migrants from Vietnam gathered across Thailand on Sunday to celebrate Christ's Resurrection with the traditions of their homeland.

Friends, scholars recount sanctity of 'Good Pope John'

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- At a conference held at the Vatican Wednesday, a scholar on Bl. John XXIII and the Pope's one-time butler both spoke about his kindness and charity ahead of his canonization, which will occur April 27 along with that of John Paul II.

Knights of Columbus prepares to celebrate papal canonizations

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major celebrations of the double canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in several U.S. cities, in addition to providing financial and logistical support in Rome.

CHA's Sister Carol Keehan Insists Obamacare Bars Federal Dollars for Abortion: Is She Right?

Apr 23, 2014 - 02:08 pm .- Does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) permit federal dollars for elective abortion, in a sharp departure from legislative precedent?

Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that John Paul II was a saint

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life.

Postulators reflect on humanity of John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 23, 2014 - 06:26 am .- The postulators of the canonization causes for both John Paul II and John XXIII told journalists at the Vatican that the soon-to-be-saints also had faults which show their “humanity.”

Resurrection pours 'fresh hope' on the world, Pope reflects

Apr 23, 2014 - 05:22 am .- During his general audience Wednesday Pope Francis emphasized the certainty of Christ's presence in the world today, noting how his resurrection invites us to reject sin and open ourselves to joy and hope.

Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:34 am .- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith.

Ariz. law to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics

Apr 23, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that ended special health inspection rules for abortion clinics, an action proponents say will help prevent dangerous conditions at abortion facilities.

Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:38 am .- Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of denouncing the culture of death that eliminates the most innocent and defenseless.

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