Archive of May 18, 2017

Spaniards splurge on First Communion parties despite economic hard times

May 18, 2017 - 10:04 pm .- Over the past nine years, Spain has been hit particularly hard by the worldwide economic crisis.

Benedict XVI praises Cardinal Sarah as great 'spiritual teacher'

May 18, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- In an afterword to a book on silence and prayer recently authored by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Benedict XVI praised the prelate as a spiritual model given the depth of his interior life, saying the liturgy is safe in his hands.

The first Catholic church in 60 years is being built in Cuba

May 18, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the island nation has seen in 60 years.

Bono thinks Christian artists need to be way more honest

May 18, 2017 - 03:08 pm .- If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The 57-year-old Irish musician has spoken out several times about the inspiration that he draws from reading the Biblical hymns.

This new technology could produce babies from skin cells. And that's bad.

May 18, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby.

No research justifies the use of human embryos, Pope Francis says

May 18, 2017 - 10:26 am .- Pope Francis said that there is no outcome that can justify the use or destruction of embryos for scientific purposes – even for the commendable cause of trying to help those suffering from incurable diseases.

Pope Francis to Huntington's patients: You deserve respect and love

May 18, 2017 - 08:22 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday offered a message of hope and love to patients with Huntington’s disease, a rare and incurable genetic brain disorder that causes intense suffering.  

Venerable Stanley Rother's remains re-interred ahead of beatification

May 18, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The remains of Venerable Stanley Rother were exhumed last week and moved to a chapel in Oklahoma City in preparation for the beatification Mass of the first US-born martyr.

Pope to ambassadors: Work for peace amid 'complex' global conflicts

May 18, 2017 - 05:33 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis received the credentials of six new ambassadors to the Holy See, telling them to work for the common good and support peace efforts that lessen tensions given the complexity of the global climate.

Menorah exhibit in Rome underlines positive Catholic-Jewish relations

May 18, 2017 - 03:04 am .- At the center of the first joint exhibit between the Vatican Museums and the Jewish museum in Rome is the Magdala Stone, a large decorated stone block from a first century Galilean synagogue which has shed light on synagogue worship before the destruction of the Second Temple.

Cardinal explains how to persuade society that euthanasia is 'toxic'

May 18, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all beliefs, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told a Canadian audience May 15.

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