Archive of July 7, 2014

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Jul 7, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as the annual Fortnight for Freedom came to a close on Friday.

Pope Francis begs forgiveness from clergy abuse victims

Jul 7, 2014 - 11:08 am .- Pope Francis, in his first Vatican meeting with sex abuse victims, asked forgiveness for the Church’s sins of omissions in sex abuse scandals and denounced sex abuse by clergy as “execrable acts.”

Maria Goretti's greatest witness is forgiveness, priest observes

Jul 7, 2014 - 06:58 am .- Following St. Maria Goretti’s feast day, the rector of the basilica where her body resides stated that her willingness to forgive is her most prominent testimony, and that her virtue is an example for family life.

Okla. civic center defends black mass with sex offender

Jul 7, 2014 - 06:15 am .- A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall defended a black mass being planned there by a convicted sex offender, even though it might involve the desecration of an actual consecrated host.

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