Archive of April 29, 2014

Catholic Charities aids victims of powerful Ark. storm

Apr 29, 2014 - 05:35 pm .- At least 35 people have been killed in deadly storms and tornadoes in the South, and Catholic agencies are preparing long-term support for the storm’s victims.

Service to poor will be focus of 2014 Fortnight for Freedom

Apr 29, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops have announced a third Fortnight for Freedom to encourage prayer and awareness of religious liberty, with a particular focus on how it enables service to the poor and vulnerable.

JPII statue finds home in largest poor neighborhood in Chile

Apr 29, 2014 - 12:10 pm .- A statue of St. John Paul II donated by the University of San Sebastian in Chile has been moved to the Puente Alto neighborhood, five years after authorities refused to install it in a prominent area in the Chilean capital.

Pope urges Christian communities to be ones of peace

Apr 29, 2014 - 09:23 am .- Returning to his usual daily Mass schedule, Pope Francis reflected today that our contemporary faith communities ought to reflect that of the first Christians, who were one in “heart and mind.”

Young artist's captivating work shows 'human face' of saints

Apr 29, 2014 - 08:21 am .- Polish artist Anna Gulak has mesmerized pilgrims in Rome with a series of drawings on the recently-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII, portraying both the holiness and humility of the two saints.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014 - 04:17 am .- Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an academic institute dedicated to studying his theology and related issues.

Sophia Institute Press' new project to aid Catholic teachers

Apr 29, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Catholic publisher Sophia Institute Press has announced a new undertaking to help train school teachers and to provide free, high-quality teaching materials and support.

Cardinal Bertone defends himself against accusations of luxury

Apr 29, 2014 - 12:00 am .- In an open letter, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has addressed accusations that he had angered Pope Francis with his “luxurious” new residence, saying he and the Pope are on good terms.

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