Archive of June 17, 2015

A meeting to remember: seminarians chat with Benedict XVI

Jun 17, 2015 - 07:03 pm .- Several enthusiastic seminarians met with Benedict XVI at the Vatican Gardens on Tuesday – even though it is their exam time, they did not want to miss the chance to meet the Pope emeritus.

In Thailand, Catholic seminary marks eight vibrant decades

Jun 17, 2015 - 04:16 pm .- The Sacred Heart of Jesus Minor Seminary in Thailand’s Chantaburi diocese has spent 80 years forming young men to be priests.

Don't blame God when someone dies – trust in the resurrection, Pope says

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:50 am .- Instead of blaming God when a parent loses a child – or vice versa – families should remember that because of Christ's resurrection death does not have the final say, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis: Receive new encyclical with 'open heart'

Jun 17, 2015 - 10:18 am .- Speaking one day before its official release to the public, Pope Francis is asking for people to have an “open heart” when they read his latest encyclical dedicated to the environment.

Top US bishops unwavering in support of traditional marriage ahead of Synod

Jun 17, 2015 - 03:04 am .- In their spring general assembly held last week, just four months before the Synod on the Family in Rome, top U.S. bishops took a united stand in support of marriage and family life as the Church has always understood it.

Muslim leaders in Lebanon condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The leaders of four branches of Islam in Lebanon gathered earlier this month to issue a joint statement in the face of sectarianism and the rise of the Islamic State, denouncing attacks against Christians in the region.

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