Dec 20, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Cardinal Velasio de Paolis told 31 new priests of Legionaries of Christ that their perseverance shows “the love of Christ” that can overcome the past scandals of their congregation and purify and renew it.
Dec 18, 2013 - 11:33 am .- Two thousand immigrants at a shelter near the Vatican received simple Christmas presents from Pope Francis on the evening of Dec. 14.
Dec 18, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The Catholic Church must reach out to Catholics who are divorced and remarried to let them know they are welcome even if they cannot receive the sacraments, several theologians have noted.
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:15 am .- Experts on religious liberty cautioned participants at a weekend conference in Rome that discrimination and persecution against Christians is growing in many regions of the world.
Dec 15, 2013 - 01:35 pm .- The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church is calling on the faithful to reach out to Muslims in order to foster a common understanding of religious liberty and cooperation in supporting it.
Dec 14, 2013 - 05:25 pm .- The relationship between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is very important to Pope Francis, said the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:32 am .- On the morning of Dec. 14, Pope Francis paid a visit to patients and workers of the pediatric dispensary of Santa Marta, who surprised the Pontiff with a small birthday celebration.
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- The consecrated women of Regnum Christi, the lay association of the Legion of Christ, have elected Spaniard Gloria Rodriguez as their next general director.
Dec 13, 2013 - 03:00 am .- Catholic leaders in Ukraine say they are “profoundly disturbed” by the government's use of security forces to break up a massive protest in Kiev's Independence Square.
Dec 12, 2013 - 03:38 pm .- Several hundred yards from the heart of the ancient forum, devotees are gathering in the run-down Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere today where one of the first copies of the Virgin of Guadalupe is on display.
Dec 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm .- Oreste Tornani, a man with a severely disfigured face who was blessed by Pope Francis at a recent General Audience, says he felt very close to the Holy Father at their encounter.
Dec 11, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Members of the European Parliament have rejected a report which suggested that abortion be defined as a “human rights and public health concern.”
Dec 10, 2013 - 04:07 am .- “The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Despite its growing popularity and critical acclaim, however, the book's author humbly describes herself as “a housewife with a bunch of blogs.”
Dec 10, 2013 - 04:04 am .- Care for persons and families should be at the forefront of policies regarding migrants and refugees, the European bishops said in a recent meeting.
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:02 am .- The children at the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital in Rome – known locally as the “Pope's Hospital” – are enthusiastic about Pope Francis' Christmas visit, scheduled for December 21.
Dec 7, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis’ style and ongoing reforms are intended to encourage Catholics to be more missionary, in order to bring the Gospel to all people, said Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.
Dec 5, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- The acting general director of the Legion of Christ has shared the steps the order has taken to prevent sexual abuse and to respond to its allegations, focusing on the gravity of abuse and its victims' suffering.
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:22 am .- Two Catholic bishops in England – Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth – have written to their flocks announcing plans to continue deepening the experience of the recently concluded Year of Faith.
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- A bishop in Bosnia-Herzegovina says that Catholic refugees from the Yugoslav wars conducted in the 1990s continue to suffer and face barriers to their return home.
Dec 3, 2013 - 10:18 am .- At a presentation of a work by Benedict XVI on the priesthood, the head of the Vatican's doctrine office said that both Benedict and Pope Francis share a view on priestly vocation and the crisis it faces.