Archive of February 14, 2017

Vatican's top legal aide says divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Feb 14, 2017 - 05:20 pm .- The head of the Vatican office charged with interpreting Church law has said that divorced-and-remarried persons who want to change their situation but cannot, may be admitted to Communion without living in continence.

New Sodalit report details severe sexual, psychological abuse

Feb 14, 2017 - 03:13 pm .- Two reports made public on Tuesday detail sexual, physical and psychological abuses committed by members of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, both those who have left the community and those who remain in it.

Fatima nun has 15,000 pages of evidence for beatification cause

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:49 am .- As the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions approaches, Portuguese Catholic Church officials announced on Monday that thousands of pages have been gathered to testify to the holiness of Sister Lucia dos Santos – one of the original three children who were witnesses to the famous Marian apparition.

Pope Francis: Don't preach the Gospel like it's a 'recommendation'

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:16 am .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Word of God isn’t something that can be explained to people as a mere recommendation, or merely a good idea, but that it requires courage, prayer and humility to preach with honesty – and this is the only way it will have an impact.

French court allows dating website to continue promoting affairs

Feb 14, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A complaint brought by a Catholic group against a dating site that promotes extramarital affairs was thrown out by a French court last week.

How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

Feb 14, 2017 - 03:36 am .- It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration of – and support for – marriage is not limited to one day, but all year round.

Pope lauds 'courageous' witness of abuse victim who forgave

Feb 14, 2017 - 02:17 am .- In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once again lamented the “monstrosity” of the act, calling the author, Daniel Pittet, courageous for his willingness to forgive his abuser and to share his story with the world.

What Egypt's Catholic bishops said to Pope Francis

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:08 am .- A special invitation to visit Egypt was delivered to Pope Francis by Coptic Catholic bishops during their ad limina visit Feb. 6, during which they also gave a report on the state of the Church in their country.

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