Archive of May 14, 2014

Prayer breakfast speakers: US Church called to missionary role

May 14, 2014 - 05:00 pm .- In an increasingly antagonistic culture, American Catholics must realize that they are not called to comfort, but to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel, said speakers at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

Cardinal O'Malley: reject indifference toward immigrants

May 14, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston called for a greater awareness of the situation faced by many immigrants to the U.S., as well as the need to reform a “broken and woefully inadequate” system.

EWTN honored as religious TV station of the year

May 14, 2014 - 03:24 pm .- EWTN Global Catholic Network and its news show EWTN News Nightly have won two Gabriel Awards in recognition of their uplifting work, including one for religious television station of the year.

Christians and Muslims united in Nigeria, says bishop

May 14, 2014 - 01:30 pm .- Boko Haram’s April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls has brought Nigerians, as well as people across the world, into solidarity with each other across religious divides, one of the country’s bishops has said.

Vocation is 'never static,' reflects newly appointed Irish bishop

May 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- Father Kevin Doran, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Elphin, Ireland, on May 14 has emphasized that one’s personal vocation must be discerned daily, in faithfulness to God who calls us.

Animated video on John Paul II aims to evangelize youth

May 14, 2014 - 11:02 am .- In honor of the canonization of St. John Paul II, audiovisual resource page Catholic Link has created an animated video detailing the profound spiritual life of the saint with the hope of reaching youth.

Theme for upcoming World Meeting of Families announced

May 14, 2014 - 08:34 am .- During a press conference held in Philadelphia, USA Vatican officials announced the theme for the 2015 World Day of Families, which will center on humanity’s universal vocation to love.

Pope: gift of fortitude not just for 'extraordinary circumstances'

May 14, 2014 - 05:14 am .- During his General Audience address Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on the gift of fortitude, explaining that it helps us to remain faithful not only with the big things, but also in our daily activities.

Students inspired by John Paul II to revitalize college town

May 14, 2014 - 04:06 am .- A group of college classmates have set out on a mission to revamp their university town in Ohio after learning more about Saint John Paul II and Catholic social teaching.

DC procession celebrates John Paul II's sainthood

May 14, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Several hundred people took part in a procession to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., on May 11 in celebration of the canonizations of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII.

Catholic publishers see boost from interest in Pope Francis

May 14, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The “Francis effect” has invigorated Catholic publishing houses, and religious books are becoming less of a niche market, publishers at a recent international book fair in Italy have explained.

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