Archive of June 12, 2014

New evangelization must zero-in on poverty, lawyer says

Jun 12, 2014 - 06:19 pm .- The call of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to connect the issues of poverty and the new evangelization has come not a moment too soon, George Mason law professor Helen Alvare told the U.S. bishops June 12.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, said leading bishops at a recent gathering.

Chile to abandon consistent pro-life stance at UN

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- In a radical policy shift, the government of Chile will alter its human rights stance at the United Nations by abandoning the defense of life from the moment of conception and accepting the legalization of abortion in several circumstances.

Media coverage of St. Louis archbishop criticized as 'misleading'

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:56 am .- The Archdiocese of St. Louis criticized “inaccurate and misleading” reports suggesting that Archbishop Robert Carlson did not know sexual relations with children were illegal; the archdiocese said his deposition responses were instead focused on mandatory reporting laws.

Young priest's murder shocks, grieves Arizona community

Jun 12, 2014 - 09:14 am .- A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed, and another critically wounded, at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday night.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

Jun 12, 2014 - 08:25 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one another we need to be realistic and willing to compromise for the sake of keeping peace.

May the World Cup be a 'feast of solidarity,' Pope exhorts

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:13 am .- In a video message Pope Francis sent for the start of the World Cup, he outlined the importance of good sportsmanship, stating that this attitude helps in building a more peaceful society.

A young woman's confirmation gift: reading at Pope's Mass

Jun 12, 2014 - 04:03 am .- After three years of waiting to be confirmed, Clemence Figeac was asked to read an intention of the faithful during Pope Francis' Pentecost Mass, just two days after receiving the sacrament.

Catholic high school's first graduates celebrate in Rome

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The first graduating class of the U.S.-based John Paul II Catholic High School celebrated by making a pilgrimage to Rome – a trip the students wanted and planned themselves.

Sudan archdiocese speaks out for condemned Catholic woman

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum has urged Sudanese authorities to review the legal case of Meriam Ibrahim, a Catholic woman who faces a death sentence for allegedly abandoning Islam.

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