Archive of April 4, 2017

What the Knights of Columbus founder can tell us today

Apr 4, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- When parish priest Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, he showed that holiness has a timeless quality, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore has said.

Forced abortion in China cost a UN agency millions in US funds

Apr 4, 2017 - 05:55 pm .- The United States has ended funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), saying the agency's support for Chinese population control programs violates an amendment banning funds for partners of coercive abortion or sterilization programs.

Teen pleads guilty over plot to kill Pope during US visit

Apr 4, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- On Monday, 17 year-old Santos Colon of Lindenwold, New Jersey pleaded guilty to charges related to a plot to kill the Pope.

Charles and Camilla meet Pope Francis, tour Vatican archives

Apr 4, 2017 - 02:02 pm .- Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met Pope Francis Tuesday at the Vatican, shortly after the British prince had received the Renaissance Man of the Year award for his philanthropic work.

For Francis, human development is about 'integrating body and soul'

Apr 4, 2017 - 11:41 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis spoke about what an ‘integral human development’ looks like, saying that development must include the whole person, both physically and spiritually.

How a California bill is threatening faith-based codes of conduct

Apr 4, 2017 - 09:47 am .- A proposed California law has targeted faith-based employers’ codes of conduct in the name of reproductive health, the California Catholic Conference has said.

From Yale to the seminary: a neuroscientist's story

Apr 4, 2017 - 06:02 am .- Jaime Maldonado-Aviles thought that he would be spending his life behind microscopes at Yale as a neuroscientist. But his life has taken a dramatic turn, and he is now discerning the priesthood at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to celebrate marriages validly

Apr 4, 2017 - 05:53 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis approved a way for priests of the Society of St. Pius X to witness marriages validly, which had not been the case previously because they lacked the faculties to do so.

Could Mary be getting a new title this year?

Apr 4, 2017 - 03:04 am .- Earlier this year, the International Marian Association submitted a request to Pope Francis, asking for the public recognition of the title of Mary as “Co-Redemptrix with Jesus the Redeemer.”

Bishop asks for aid after chaos of Colombia landslide

Apr 4, 2017 - 12:08 am .- The bishop of the Colombian city scourged by landslides on Saturday has decribed a “complex and chaotic situation”, and appealed for humanitarian aid for the city's inhabitants.

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