Archive of February 3, 2015

Cape Verde, Africa is getting its first cardinal

Feb 3, 2015 - 07:27 pm .- At the beginning of the year, Pope Francis announced that among the 20 men he would make cardinal on Feb. 14 is Bishop Arlindo Gomes Furtado of Santiago de Cabo Verde, whose episcopal motto is “Jesus, the Good Shepherd.”

For Cardinal George, God's grace is bigger than cancer

Feb 3, 2015 - 05:43 pm .- Despite the uncertainty that comes with cancer, Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, says his days are filled with gratitude and efforts to build physical strength.

What frightens disability groups about Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill

Feb 3, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- In many ways, Kari Ann Lucas is living the American Dream. She runs a law practice, has four kids, and is involved in her community.

Sunday will be the first International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking

Feb 3, 2015 - 02:49 pm .- The Vatican has organized the first-ever international day of prayer and reflection against human trafficking, in hopes that the world will join forces in putting this “plague” to an end.

Appeals court to hear EWTN contraception mandate case Feb. 4

Feb 3, 2015 - 01:20 pm .- On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in a case brought by EWTN Global Catholic Network against the federal contraception mandate.

Oscar Romero to be beatified: Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom

Feb 3, 2015 - 10:13 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for his beatification, as well as the martyrdom of three priests in Peru.

The Gospel is more important than soap operas or gossip, Pope says

Feb 3, 2015 - 05:59 am .- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis noted the importance of contemplating scripture, and urged faithful to read the Gospel for 10-15 minutes a day, rather than watching soap operas or exchanging gossip.

Holy See to UN: stop ignoring attacks on Christian women, girls

Feb 3, 2015 - 04:08 am .- The Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations has warned that Christians face “extinction” in some regions of armed conflict, with Christian women and girls particularly vulnerable.

Faith under siege: fifth Catholic church vandalized in New Delhi over two months

Feb 3, 2015 - 02:01 am .- Unidentified persons broke into St. Alphonsa parish in the Indian capital New Delhi during the early hours of Monday morning, scattering reserved Hosts and desecrating the sanctuary.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of political speech for churches and non-profits.

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