Archive of February 9, 2017

Catholic groups step up after tornadoes strike New Orleans area

Feb 9, 2017 - 04:43 pm .- It’s a scene all too unfortunately familiar for many in the city of New Orleans - that of devastation in the wake of a natural disaster.

Vatican meeting calls organ trafficking a crime against humanity

Feb 9, 2017 - 03:07 pm .- After a conference on organ trafficking at the Vatican Feb. 7-8, participants signed a statement agreeing to unite in fighting the crime of organ trafficking – submitting 11 proposals for implementation by healthcare and law enforcement professionals around the world.

This is how Pope Francis keeps his peace amid Vatican 'corruption'

Feb 9, 2017 - 08:40 am .- In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is “corruption” inside the Vatican, but said that despite this, his secret to maintaining peace comes from St. Joseph and a strong prayer life.

Portland responds with love after Latino Catholics harassed during Mass

Feb 9, 2017 - 06:01 am .- A week after Hispanic Catholics experienced racial harassment and taunts from a group of men during a Spanish Mass, the local community in Portland, Oregon sprang into action to show their support for the churchgoers.

Pope Francis praises expansion of historic Jesuit newspaper

Feb 9, 2017 - 05:56 am .- As the historic Jesuit-run paper La Civilta Cattolica for the first time rolled out four new language editions other than Italian, Pope Francis praised their work, urging the writers to have a healthy dose of restlessness, openness and imagination.

Can we end the need for abortion? One organization aims to find out

Feb 9, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Women's healthcare is reaching a new dawn in the state of Colorado, courtesy of a new Catholic Charities initiative whose goal is to eliminate abortion from the definition of women's healthcare.

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