Archive of March 4, 2015

Cardinal Pell's Vatican economy office gets new statutes

Mar 4, 2015 - 05:05 pm .- Statutes for the Vatican's three finanical oversight bodies were released earlier this week, largely consolidating the influence of the Secretariat for the Economy and its prefect, Cardinal George Pell.

Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization

Mar 4, 2015 - 03:39 pm .- Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonized this year in the same month as the synod on the family.

Cardinal George admitted to hospital for tests, evaluation

Mar 4, 2015 - 01:11 pm .- After being dropped from a cancer drug trial over a month ago, Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been admitted to the hospital for testing and further evaluation of his health.

Alabama Supreme Court orders halt on 'gay marriage' licenses

Mar 4, 2015 - 10:58 am .- The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday night halted the illegal distribution of marriage licenses to people of the same sex, setting up a potential constitutional conflict with a federal judge who imposed “gay marriage” on the state.

Pope slams culture of waste, says it’s 'a mortal sin' to discard elderly

Mar 4, 2015 - 05:16 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis condemned modern society for silently disposing of the elderly, saying that a civilization which views them only as burdensome is ‘perverse’ and ill.

Would you recognize 'Homeless Jesus' on a park bench in DC?

Mar 4, 2015 - 04:18 am .- A statue of “Homeless Jesus” now sits just outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., with the organization’s president hoping it will spur passers-by to service.

Seven challenges for the Mexican Church and the family

Mar 4, 2015 - 02:03 am .- On the Day of the Family, celebrated in Mexico March 1, Cardinal Norberto Rivera laid out seven challenges the Church must face to help the family authentically be what every person truly needs.  

Christians by number: What projections are saying about the future of religion

Mar 4, 2015 - 12:08 am .- Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? George Weigel thinks so.

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