Archive of March 2, 2017

How to save biodiversity? Curb wasteful habits, Vatican event says

Mar 2, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- A Vatican conference on biodiversity has found that wasteful attitudes when it comes to consumption could be leading to the extinction of certain species, and that changing personal habits and a promoting more equal distribution of the earth’s resources could make the difference.

Egypt's Christians are being driven out – will the world notice?

Mar 2, 2017 - 03:27 pm .- A spike in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, spurred by a video threat from ISIS, has drawn the prayers and concern of advocates, who are urging global leaders to take notice.

Why Catholic teaching on marriage matters for society

Mar 2, 2017 - 02:52 pm .- As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage and the Eucharist has a direct impact on what the Church teaches about society as a whole, an expert on the Church’s social teaching has said.

Pope Francis to Rome's priests: Imitate Saint Peter's faith

Mar 2, 2017 - 11:47 am .- Pope Francis met Thursday with priests of the Diocese of Rome, delivering a lengthy meditation on St. Peter and his example of faith – which, though imperfect, grows and develops throughout his discipleship.

Pope Francis' latest prayer video spotlights Christian persecution

Mar 2, 2017 - 11:47 am .- In his prayer video for March, Pope Francis prays for persecuted Christians, asking for the prayers and aid of the whole Church toward those mistreated on the basis of their beliefs.

Mike Pence to deliver commencement address at Notre Dame

Mar 2, 2017 - 10:18 am .- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will be this year’s commencement speaker at the University of Notre Dame, it was announced Thursday.

Exorcists warn against Wiccan spell to bind Donald Trump

Mar 2, 2017 - 05:49 am .- Witches in the U.S. are offering a solution to those who say Donald Trump is not their president: cast a spell on him. It’s a planned monthly event that began Friday, Feb. 23 at the stroke of midnight Eastern Time.

Young man facing leukemia 'left his mark on the world'

Mar 2, 2017 - 05:43 am .- Pablo Ráez was just 21 years old when he died last Saturday in Spain. But the young man, a devout Catholic, made a difference in the world, helping increase bone marrow donations in his home city by more than 1,000 percent.

In Rome, a new generation of Benedict XVI scholars is on the rise

Mar 2, 2017 - 12:04 am .- The theological legacy of Benedict XVI continues, four years after his pontificate came to an end.

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