Archive of June 3, 2014

Egyptian election gives hope to Christians, bishop says

Jun 3, 2014 - 07:02 pm .- Egypt's Roman Catholic bishop has welcomed the election of Abdel Fattah El Sisi as the country’s new president, saying his leadership will benefit both Christians and Muslims.

LA archdiocese runs CNA news wire service exclusively

Jun 3, 2014 - 05:32 pm .- The nation's largest archdiocese, Los Angeles, has chosen Catholic News Agency to provide U.S. and global news for its archdiocesan publications, “Vida Nueva” and “The Tidings.”

Cycling champion receives jersey blessed by Pope Francis

Jun 3, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- The winner of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, Nairo Quintana of Colombia, has received the pink championship jersey that Pope Francis blessed before the competition.

Philadelphia archdiocese files suit against HHS mandate

Jun 3, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its affiliated entities filed a lawsuit June 2 challenging federal mandates that require employers to provide or to help provide contraceptive services through their health insurance.

Spanish bishops seek prayers for current, future kings

Jun 3, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- The Spanish bishops' conference has called for prayers for King Juan Carlos and his successor, after the king announced he would abdicate the throne in favor of his son, Prince Felipe.

British ambassador decries 'brutal' crime of sexual violence

Jun 3, 2014 - 10:33 am .- Ahead of an international summit resisting sexual violence in the midst of conflict, Britain’s ambassador to the Holy See stated that it is a “massive” problem, and has called for justice.

Pope Francis: Jesus intercedes for us with his wounds

Jun 3, 2014 - 07:08 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus advocates for us in heaven, emphasizing that he does this by showing the Father his wounds, the price he paid for our sin.

New book gives short take on Saint Thomas Aquinas

Jun 3, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Recently released, “The One-Minute Aquinas” aims to share the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas in an accessible format to help more people learn from the medieval saint, theologian, and philosopher.

Shipping bill could cut aid to millions, Catholic leaders warn

Jun 3, 2014 - 12:15 am .- Leaders of Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the Senate to defeat a legislative provision which could reduce the number of U.S. food aid recipients by up to 2 million.

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