Archive of February 17, 2017

Pope Francis encourages meeting of popular movements in California

Feb 17, 2017 - 05:12 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message of encouragement to the hundreds of religious and community leaders participating in a meeting of popular movements being held this week in California.

Muslim refugee hails Pope Francis as the example of religion

Feb 17, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- Nur Essa, a Muslim Syrian woman whose family was brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis last April, said that the openness he has shown to those of different faiths has deeply impressed her.

Catholic thinker Michael Novak remembered with gratitude

Feb 17, 2017 - 02:38 pm .- The theologian, philosopher and Catholic commentator Michael Novak died Friday, drawing remembrances for his insights and influence on religion in public life.

Pakistan mourns victims of terrorist attacks

Feb 17, 2017 - 11:46 am .- Pakistanis are mourning those killed and wounded in a series of terrorist attacks which have taken place this week in the country, including one on a Sufi shrine that left more than 80 people dead.

Integration key to quelling fear of migrants, Pope Francis says

Feb 17, 2017 - 08:20 am .- On Friday Pope Francis paid a visit to Rome’s “Roma Tre” university, stressing to students the importance of dialogue, listening and integration in putting an end to the fear that can at times be generated in the face of welcoming new migrants. 

How one organization hopes to revolutionize orphanages

Feb 17, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The Catholic Church puts a lot of effort into having excellent schools and hospitals, but what about its orphanages? For Caroline Boudreaux, conditions in orphanages are too often overlooked – something we all have the ability and opportunity to help change.

Papua New Guinea's cardinal has bigger concerns than Amoris Laetitia

Feb 17, 2017 - 02:50 am .- While many in different sectors of the Church are pulling out their hair trying to resolve the Amoris Laetitia communion debate, Papua New Guinea's new cardinal said his country has a much more immediate problem.

Why Pope Francis cheers for the Special Olympics

Feb 17, 2017 - 01:01 am .- Pope Francis received a delegation from the Special Olympics on Thursday, reflecting on the power of the event to spread joy and hope.

Pope Francis to visit Rome's Anglican community

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Pope Francis will visit All Saints Anglican Church in Rome Feb. 26 to mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican parish community in the heart of the Eternal City.

Follow us:

Check out Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome