Archive of March 10, 2017

Call for prayers, reform follow deadly fire at Guatemala girls' shelter

Mar 10, 2017 - 03:29 pm .- There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a state-run home for youth, which had attracted widespread charges of abusive conditions and mistreatment.

Divorce numbers rise among older Americans, fall among younger couples

Mar 10, 2017 - 02:05 pm .- The divorce rate has doubled for Americans over age 50, and tripled among Americans over 65, a new survey shows.

It's official: Pope Francis will visit Colombia September 6-11

Mar 10, 2017 - 08:21 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in September with four cities on his itinerary, almost a year after the government and FARC rebels signed a major peace agreement.

Echoes of St. Benedict as Norcia monks rebuild after earthquake

Mar 10, 2017 - 06:16 am .- As Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy rebuild their monastery from the rubble caused by devastating earthquakes last year, they do so in the spirit of their founder, Saint Benedict.

He's back! Pope Francis returns to Rome grateful for spiritual retreat

Mar 10, 2017 - 05:15 am .- After spending a week in Ariccia with members of the Curia for their annual Lenten spiritual exercises, Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Friday with words of gratitude and his own brief reflection.

Is this the solution to Catholics' 'desperate' musical situation?

Mar 10, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Hundreds of musicians and pastors from around the world have signed a document urging parishes and publishers should take care to develop the Church’s rich musical traditions, not discard them.

Critics of church demolitions in Sudan pressured to keep silent

Mar 10, 2017 - 12:03 am .- Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services.

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