Archive of May 13, 2017

Sydney archbishop applauds rejection of abortion bill

May 13, 2017 - 06:08 pm .- Catholics in the Australian state of New South Wales applauded the rejection of bills in the upper house of the parliament that would have legalized abortion.  

Full text of May 13 in-flight interview with Pope Francis

May 13, 2017 - 02:32 pm .- The following is an unofficial transcript of the in-flight press conference on the papal plane returning from Fatima to Rome on May 13, 2017. 

Pope says he hopes to find common ground with Trump

May 13, 2017 - 02:02 pm .- In a press conference on Saturday, Pope Francis voiced hope that he will find “open doors” in his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump later this month, saying he never judges another person’s views until he hears them for himself.

Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

May 13, 2017 - 01:06 pm .- Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more than three decades ago deserve further study, but voiced doubt in the supposed ongoing visions.

Like the Fatima children, offer your lives to God, Pope urges

May 13, 2017 - 05:23 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis told those gathered at Fatima, in particular the sick and suffering, to follow the example of the newly canonized saints Francisco and Jacinta, offering their lives – both the joy and suffering – as a gift for God.

Francisco and Jacinta have officially been declared saints!

May 13, 2017 - 03:28 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the Catholic Church in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at Fatima, Portugal – teaching us that even young children can become saints.

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