Archive of June 26, 2014

Vatican releases outline for October synod on the family

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Divided into three parts, the Vatican's newly released outline that will drive discussion during the upcoming synod touches on the nature of families and current challenges they face.

Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a victory not only for pro-life counsellors but for all women.

Pope: Jesus was a pastor, not a 'moralistic' power-seeker

Jun 26, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned of those who reduce the faith to moralism and ambition, stating that people in Jesus' time followed him because he spoke the truth in a way they understood.

Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014 - 08:34 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, in which protestors and pro-life counselors could not enter to speak with patients.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

Jun 26, 2014 - 07:34 am .- In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which can be regained by offering hope through our solidarity with those who suffer.

Franciscans of the Immaculate to receive house in Rome

Jun 26, 2014 - 05:18 am .- The Vatican has revealed that a house is being sought for members of the Friars of the Immaculate who study in Rome, and assured that Pope Francis is well-informed on the order’s temporary receivership.

Apostolate teaches women their 'irreplaceable' value, dignity

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:10 am .- In 2003, a trio of laywomen in Denver were inspired by the writings of Pope John Paul II to create a Catholic study apostolate for women.

Vatican to appoint adviser for Legionaries of Christ

Jun 26, 2014 - 03:01 am .- In a statement released by Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the Vatican spokesman revealed that the Holy See is to appoint an adviser to assist the Legionaries in the revision of their newly-drafted constitutions.

IRS ordered to pay $50,000 to marriage defense group

Jun 26, 2014 - 02:50 am .- A federal court has ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leak of confidential tax documents, but the organization has called for further investigation to determine the extent of the wrongdoing.

Holy See bolsters financial transparency in Argentine agreement

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Vatican's financial watchdog signed a memorandum of understanding with its Argentine counterpart Tuesday, extending and bolstering its anti-money laundering reforms.

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