Archive of June 25, 2014

New York Catholics angered over financial hit to students

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Local Catholics are lamenting New York state legislators' move to deny a tax credit that would boost funding to create scholarships for students in need at private and religious schools.

Chaldean priest says little hope for Christians in Iraq

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians in his home country at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his mind.

Bishop's letter on 'language of love' finds global audience

Jun 25, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Nebraska Bishop James D. Conley’s pastoral letter “The Language of Love” has had an international impact in the first three months since it was published.

Vatican upholds nature, importance of family in UN session

Jun 25, 2014 - 07:54 am .- During the 26th Session of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the marriage of one man and one woman offers a “dynamic energy” to society.

Being a Christian means belonging to the Church, Pope affirms

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:30 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis drew attention to how God formed the Church to unify humanity, stating that no one is saved on their own, but rather through the help of others.

Mother, daughter find faith despite unexpected pregnancy

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:10 am .- Waking up to her bedroom light one late night in October, Linda Padgett was flooded with fear. Standing there, her 18-year-old daughter Sarah revealed that she was pregnant.

Catholic site aims to engage through beauty, accessibility

Jun 25, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The U.K.-based Faith movement has just launched a new interactive website aimed at giving Catholics the tools for evangelization in an accessible, attractive format.

Pope's mafia 'excommunication' a call to conversion, priests explain

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Pope Francis' statement Saturday that mafiosi are “excommunicated” was a reflection of theology rather than canon law, and acted as a call to conversion for those in organized crime, priests have said.

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