Archive of May 28, 2014

European Commission rejects pro-life citizens’ initiative

May 28, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- The European Commission has rejected the pro-life citizens’ initiative “One of Us,” which sought to ban E.U. funding for research and other activities that destroy human embryos.

LA priest says he has lived his vocation 'from my mother's womb'

May 28, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- A young Nigerian priest who serves the Hispanic community in California says he received his vocation in his mother's womb.

Holy Land: Vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey

May 28, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven.

Pope Francis says Holy Land visit aided Christian unity

May 28, 2014 - 10:59 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday said his pilgrimage to the Holy Land fed the desire for Christian unity and he encouraged Catholics to pray that God may help “heal the wounds” that divide the faithful.

Pope Francis meets with doctor who saved his life

May 28, 2014 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis met recently with Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi, the Argentinean surgeon who operated on him for gall bladder failure in 1980 and whom he attributes with saving his life.

Scott Hahn explores power of saints, angels in modern life

May 28, 2014 - 04:26 am .- Noted Catholic convert and author Dr. Scott Hahn published a new book May 27 exploring the biblical roots and modern-day interventions of the angels and saints.

India archdiocese launches suicide prevention helpline

May 28, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman has launched a round-the-clock emergency suicide prevention helpline to proactively address the escalating suicide rates in the region.

Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods

May 28, 2014 - 12:38 am .- Amid the “inconceivable amount of devastation” caused by floods in Bosnia-Herzegovina, people are crossing ethnic and religious lines to help those affected.

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