Archive of May 5, 2014

Pope calls on Church in Sri Lanka to be leaven for reconciliation

May 5, 2014 - 07:38 pm .- During his ad limina address Saturday, Pope Francis urged the bishops of Sri Lanka to continue their role in reconciliation of the nation, which emerged in 2009 from a 26-year civil war.

Supreme Court upholds freedom to pray at public meetings

May 5, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling, drawing praise from those who said such prayers are a long American tradition that avoids censoring religion.

New bishop named for US Chaldean eparchy

May 5, 2014 - 03:51 pm .- Pope Francis has named a Chaldean Catholic priest in Michigan as the next bishop of the Detroit-based Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle.

Pope receives sculpture of newly canonized 'Apostle of Brazil'

May 5, 2014 - 12:33 pm .- The Diocese of La Laguna on the Spanish island of Tenerife has sent Pope Francis a bronze sculpture of St. Jose of Anchieta to celebrate the Jesuit saint’s recent canonization.

Pope: follow God for pure intentions rather than personal gain

May 5, 2014 - 07:02 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis warned against those who use their faith vainly in order to obtain power or money, and prayed that all might have the grace to follow the Lord out of love.

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