Archive of July 18, 2014

Catholic cultural renewal advocate Stratford Caldecott mourned

Jul 18, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passed away Thursday, weeks after Hollywood stars took to Twitter to support him in his struggle with cancer.

World leaders offer prayers in wake of MH17 crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- Following Wednesday's crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, both religious and political leaders from around the world are offering up prayers, and searching for answers about the tragedy.

Despite Gaza violence, Catholic relief agency works for peace

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:32 am .- Though fighting has escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants based in the Gaza Strip, a Catholic Relief Services spokeswoman has stressed that the agency still aims to advance peace in the region.

Pope laments loss of innocent life in Malaysian plane crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 10:16 am .- Following the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine yesterday, Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims, urging all parties involved in the country’s conflict to work for peace.

Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

Jul 18, 2014 - 08:04 am .- In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to the country’s presidents in order to ask for peace.

Polygamy, gender identity seen as key challenges for families in Africa

Jul 18, 2014 - 06:19 am .- Representatives from the Pontifical Council for the Family gathered in the Congo with over 40 bishops last week to discuss the state of families in Africa, highlighting both strengths and challenges they face.

Natural women's health center hailed for affirming life, dignity

Jul 18, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Colorado women’s health clinic seeking to offer natural care that respects human dignity has drawn praise for helping to build up a culture of life.

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014 - 02:56 am .- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Blogger recounts motherhood as spark that led to conversion

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The conversion from atheism to Catholicism was a rewarding journey full of triumph and trial for Jennifer Fulwiler, as outlined in her recent book, “Something Other Than God.”

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