Archive of June 19, 2014

Marriage breakdown threatens society, religious leaders say

Jun 19, 2014 - 06:19 pm .- The redefinition of marriage and movement from its focus on children affects not only families but entire communities and all of society, religious leaders warn.

Eucharist the 'bread of love', Pope says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- During Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis exhorted the faithful to avoid the “false bread” of the world, and to remember that God’s food truly satisfies.

Marriage stabilizing for society, activists proclaim

Jun 19, 2014 - 02:48 pm .- Political leaders told crowds at the March for Marriage to not be afraid to speak the truth about marriage and the unique and essential role both a father and a mother play in a child’s life.

Chilean bishop: World Cup should remind us of human dignity

Jun 19, 2014 - 01:58 pm .- The World Cup should be an opportunity to emphasize that all persons, soccer players included, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition, a Chilean bishop has said.

Auxiliary bishop of Baltimore transferred to Springfield

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, an auxiliary of the Baltimore archdiocese, as the head of Massachusetts' Diocese of Springfield, who accepted with gratitude.

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:42 am .- Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized the miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby attributed to Sheen’s intercession.

Catholic News Agency, ACI Group merging into EWTN

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:32 am .- In one of the biggest developments in Catholic media history, Catholic News Agency and the Eternal Word Television Network announced Thursday that the two media outlets are merging.

Child migrants may be refugees seeking asylum, experts say

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:24 am .- Two migration experts have said that many unaccompanied child immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America could qualify as refugees fleeing violence, and thus be granted asylum.

Vatican releases itinerary for Pope’s visit to Korea

Jun 19, 2014 - 09:10 am .- The Holy See has officially announced what Pope Francis’ schedule will be while in South Korea later this summer, during which he is slated to meet with Asian youth and beatify 124 Korean martyrs.

Violence stems from evil in society, cardinal observes

Jun 19, 2014 - 06:19 am .- During a recent conference discussing interreligious violence Cardinal George Alencherry of India explained that although motivations driving violent acts are diverse, they are always rooted in evil.

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod to draw on 'richness' of global Church

Jun 19, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that this autumn's synod on the family will reflect the cares and concerns of the Church from around the world, not merely in the U.S. and Europe.

Religious freedom serves those in poverty, says Archbishop Lori

Jun 19, 2014 - 02:40 am .- Days before the start of the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, CNA spoke with Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who heads the U.S. bishops' religious liberty committee, to discuss religious freedom in America today.

Polish communist's reconciliation with Church hailed as joyous

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:11 am .- The recent funeral Mass said for Wojciech Jaruzelski, who was a Polish military commander and communist politician during the Cold War, has been received as an occasion for rejoicing.

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