Archive of June 6, 2014

Irish archbishop welcomes investigation of child burials

Jun 6, 2014 - 04:53 pm .- Amid disputed reports concerning the burials of nearly 800 children at a Catholic unwed mother home in Ireland over a 36-year period in the mid-20th century, the local archbishop has said he is “horrified” and welcomes a government investigation.

Recalling D-Day, 70 Years Ago

Jun 6, 2014 - 03:04 pm .- Men and women across the United States and Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the events of that fateful day, June 6, 1944, which launched the major turning point in World War II.

Pope Francis honors each of the soldiers of D-Day

Jun 6, 2014 - 01:29 pm .- In a letter sent Friday to French bishops, Pope Francis paid homage to the men who fought in the D-Day invasion of Normandy 70 years ago, which was one of the key turning points in World War II.

Bishops: surge in unaccompanied child migrants a 'crisis'

Jun 6, 2014 - 11:25 am .- The migration of unaccompanied children into the U.S. is a “humanitarian crisis” that demands a “comprehensive response” from the government, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ immigration committee.

Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

Jun 6, 2014 - 10:22 am .- In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The Voice Italy on June 5.

Vatican: prayer with Abbas, Peres opening 'road to peace'

Jun 6, 2014 - 08:56 am .- The Vatican has released the details for Sunday’s prayer between Pope Francis and the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, stating that although peace will not be immediate, it’s a starting point.

Never forget your first love, Pope encourages priests

Jun 6, 2014 - 05:22 am .- Pope Francis directed his daily homily today to his brother bishops and priests, telling them to always put love of God and their flock first, before pursuing a scholastic career.

Anyone can follow Mother Teresa's footsteps, priest says

Jun 6, 2014 - 04:01 am .- One legacy of the life of Blessed Mother Teresa is that anyone can follow her example as a “missionary of charity,” said the postulator of her cause for canonization Father Brian Kolodiejchuk.

Pope lauds Armenian Church leader's commitment to unity

Jun 6, 2014 - 02:01 am .- During Pope Francis' encounter with a Catholicos of the Apostolic Armenian Church, the pontiff commended him for his efforts in fostering Christian unity, and encouraged a growth in trust and hope.

Nigeria has become an anti-Christian 'bloodbath,' report claims

Jun 6, 2014 - 12:01 am .- A report released Tuesday by the non-profit Open Doors International places Nigeria at the top of a list of ten countries which are the worst violent persecutors of Christians.

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