Archive of June 13, 2017

St Anthony of Padua considered 'all the world as his home'

Jun 13, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- As the Church celebrates St. Anthony of Padua, his widespread popularity can be traced to his efforts at reaching out as a neighbor to all peoples, according to the rector of the basilica where the saint's body rests.

Philosopher who supports legal abortion joins Vatican pro-life academy

Jun 13, 2017 - 02:09 pm .- Philosopher Nigel Biggar, who backs legal abortion, is among the 45 new appointments to the Pontifical Academy for Life, according to a statement on the Vatican website.

Carl Anderson among appointments to Pontifical Academy for Life

Jun 13, 2017 - 02:08 pm .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Kentucky native appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:01 pm .- The Vatican announced Tuesday Pope Francis' transfer of Bishop Charles Thompson from the Evansville diocese to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Watch as FOCUS consecrates its ministry to Jesus through Mary

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:08 am .- In the centenary year of Our Lady of Fatima, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students has decided to consecrate its mission to the Virgin Mary in perpetuity.

Could priests be incardinated into ecclesial movements?

Jun 13, 2017 - 06:08 am .- The last meeting of the head of dicasteries of the Roman Curia took place last May 29. Among other issues, the meeting discussed the possibility of priests being incardinated directly into ecclesial movements rather than into a diocese.

For first World Day of the Poor, Francis encourages personal encounter

Jun 13, 2017 - 04:35 am .- In his message for the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the suffering and broken bodies of the poor are where we encounter the body of Christ – and to know Christ we must know the poor.

Lithuania's first Soviet-era martyr to be beatified

Jun 13, 2017 - 03:01 am .- A Soviet-era priest and bishop who continually defied communist rule and spent much of his ministry in prison will be beatified later this month in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital.

Francis: Migrant crises require focus on reality, dialogue, commitment

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:04 am .- Pope Francis sent a letter last week to the Latin American Parliament as they discuss migration in the region, encouraging governments to protect all who reside in their territory regardless of their origin.

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