Archive of April 17, 2017

US bishops: This Easter season, let yourself be filled with joy

Apr 17, 2017 - 08:31 pm .- Easter is a joyous reminder that Jesus’ Resurrection overcomes fear and doubt, the U.S. bishops said in their 2017 Easter message.

Kansas project helps clients escape the predatory loan cycle

Apr 17, 2017 - 04:10 pm .- In 2015, Shannon found herself swimming in debt from a title loan. She faithfully made the $200 monthly payments. Unfortunately, the entire $200 went to interest.

Missouri reverses course, makes churches eligible for some state grants

Apr 17, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision may not affect a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Benedict XVI's 90 years: 'I am grateful to God'

Apr 17, 2017 - 03:24 pm .- At his birthday party on Monday, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI told his guests that “My heart is full of gratitude for the 90 years which the good God has given me.”

Catholics heartened by stay on flurry of planned executions in Arkansas

Apr 17, 2017 - 02:49 pm .- As judges halted the planned executions of eight inmates in 10 days in Arkansas, Catholics around the country pointed to messages of mercy and life in the Easter Triduum.

Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

Apr 17, 2017 - 05:30 am .- On Easter Monday, Pope Francis stressed that Christ’s resurrection calls each of us to bring the message of Easter – a message of hope and life – to the world.

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