Archive of March 11, 2015

Curia reform may include an office for negotiations in the Secretariat of State

Mar 11, 2015 - 06:08 pm .- The Vatican Secretary of State suggested Wednesday that an ‘office for pontifical mediation’ may established within the ranks of the Secretariat of State, in order to function as a link between the on-the-ground commitment of papal diplomacy and its commitment within international institutions.

Don't kill the disabled – Maryland lawmakers warned against assisted suicide bill

Mar 11, 2015 - 04:55 pm .- A physician-assisted suicide bill in Maryland preys on those who are vulnerable or disabled, and promotes suicide as an acceptable solution to life’s problems, said critics testifying before the state’s lawmakers.

Archbishop Romero, Salvadoran martyr, to be beatified May 23

Mar 11, 2015 - 12:30 pm .- May 23 will be the beatification date for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and repressed who was martyred in 1980 while celebrating Mass.

Pope Francis carries his late grandma's words with him every day

Mar 11, 2015 - 08:23 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the elderly play a key role in the lives of the youth, and revealed that he still keeps the letter his grandmother wrote him for his ordination in his daily prayer book.

Economic progress for Syria's women proves a silver lining amid war

Mar 11, 2015 - 04:32 am .- The destruction of Syria’s ongoing war has unearthed an unexpected jewel in the refugee camps of Lebanon: the chance for women to gain an education and the tools for rebuilding their homeland.

A milkshake for the Pope: One sweet way to support Francis in Philly

Mar 11, 2015 - 02:03 am .- As the City of Brotherly Love prepares to host the next World Meeting of Families – and Pope Francis’ first papal visit to America – a restaurant has come up with a tasty fundraiser to benefit planning efforts.

Italian bishop to offer Good Friday Way of the Cross meditations at Colosseum

Mar 11, 2015 - 12:08 am .- The bishop who preached the final Lenten spiritual exercises for St. John Paul II has been chosen to prepare meditations for the Way of the Cross to be celebrated on Good Friday at the Colosseum before Pope Francis.

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