Archive of May 13, 2014

Exorcism conference trains priests in 'ministry of love'

May 13, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- For the ninth consecutive year, a group of experts met in Rome to train those interested in the ministry of exorcism – a rite hailed as a vital act of service in the Church today.

Thousands swarm Harvard campus for prayer, protest

May 13, 2014 - 06:00 pm .- Amid the last-minute cancellation of a planned satanic black mass re-enactment, some 2,000 people gathered on Harvard's campus to take part in a May 12 Eucharistic procession and adoration.

Calls for late-term abortion ban mark Gosnell anniversary

May 13, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Tuesday's anniversary of the murder convictions of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell brought renewed calls for a federal ban on late-term abortions.

Central African bishop recounts Holy Week kidnapping

May 13, 2014 - 04:18 pm .- A Central African bishop who was abducted on Holy Wednesday by Seleka rebels, and was on his way to be executed, has called the incident “a great misfortune.”

Imitate Mother Angelica’s faithfulness, EWTN head tells graduates

May 13, 2014 - 01:24 pm .- EWTN head Michael Warsaw praised the life of Mother Angelica as an inspiring model of Christian faith, exhorting the 2014 graduating class of the Franciscan University of Steubenville to trust in God’s providence.

Canadian pro-life march shows growing movement

May 13, 2014 - 11:06 am .- Several thousand pro-life advocates rallied in Canada’s national capital May 8, seeking an end to abortion and giving witness to the growth of the pro-life movement across the country.

Pope warns against closed-mindedness of 'intellectual aristocracy'

May 13, 2014 - 06:22 am .- In his daily Mass Pope Francis cautioned against those who seek to understand the faith only with the intellect, explaining this attitude closes one to the Holy Spirit and prevents him from acting in our lives.

Pope's trip to Holy Land a historic milestone, ambassador says

May 13, 2014 - 05:12 am .- During a press briefing on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See explained that the visit marks an important historical moment both spiritually and politically.

Religious leaders can help counter Boko Haram, US bishops say

May 13, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Denouncing the “heinous” kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria, the U.S. bishops have urged their government to partner with both Christians and Muslims in the country to counter Boko Haram.

Bipartisan effort to support persecuted Christians launched

May 13, 2014 - 02:09 am .- Over 200 Christian representatives from a variety of denominations have united in support of a bipartisan congressional initiative to support Christians facing persecution in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria.

Gossip is the plague of community life, Pope tells seminarians

May 13, 2014 - 12:00 am .- In a meeting with all of Rome’s seminarians, Pope Francis spoke frankly of the challenges of community life, including the temptation to gossip and the importance of prayer.

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