Archive of January 23, 2013 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 23, 2013

Vatican hopes to resume accepting credit card payments

Jan 23, 2013 - 08:03 pm .- With credit card transactions suspended in Vatican City since the new year, three-way talks are due to be held among the stakeholders on Jan. 25 to help resolve the situation.

Lawmakers lament 40 years of legalized abortion

Jan 23, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Pro-life politicians from across the country reflected on four decades of legal abortion in America, offering prayers and the promise of renewed efforts to build a culture of life.

Priest, 80, forgives attackers after brutal beating

Jan 23, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- An elderly priest in Venezuela has said that he is willing to forgive the men who violently attacked him at the entrance to his parish in an attempt to steal his watch.

Pope Benedict to Venezuelans: God can overcome uncertainty

Jan 23, 2013 - 01:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has called on Venezuelans to trust that God will help them “overcome the current climate of uncertainty” that the country is experiencing “due to President Hugo Chavez’s long recovery.”

Abraham exemplifies Christian journey, Pope says

Jan 23, 2013 - 09:58 am .- In his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Benedict pointed to the legacy of Abraham as an example of the Christian’s longing for the “true homeland” of heaven and as the “first great role model” of having faith in God.

Pakistani official: Society flourishes with religious freedom

Jan 23, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Paul Bhatti, Pakistan's Minister of Minority Affairs, called religious liberty a Christian value that can enhance life in the country and impart stability to society at large.

Robert George warns of Catholic oppression over marriage

Jan 23, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A Princeton law professor has predicted increasing persecution of Catholic teaching on sexuality, amid accusations by a New York scholar that such teaching creates a culture of rape.

US bishop joins call for stronger gun laws

Jan 23, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif. and leaders of several major Catholic organizations urged a better response to the “crisis” of gun violence, including criminal background checks on all gun buyers.

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