Archive of September 1, 2015

Pope listens to what Francis of Assisi can teach us about creation

Sep 1, 2015 - 02:46 pm .- On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in showing the link between faith in God and care for our common home.

Planned Parenthood's CEO validates suspicions, advocacy group says

Sep 1, 2015 - 11:07 am .- Under fire after a series of recent sting videos, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) CEO Cecile Richards wrote a letter to Congress last week addressing the issues raised in the videos, which call into question Planned Parenthood’s procurement of fetal tissue for research.

All priests will be able to forgive sin of abortion during Jubilee for Mercy

Sep 1, 2015 - 06:33 am .- In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some significant moves, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the faculty to forgive sins.

'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future

Sep 1, 2015 - 06:15 am .- The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent – he believes that it can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe.

Benedict XVI: God's truth, love, and goodness are what make us pure

Sep 1, 2015 - 03:01 am .- When Benedict XVI said Mass on Sunday for the annual meeting of his former students, his homily focused on how God's Word frees us from the forgetfulness of a world that no longer thinks about God.

Citing Pope Francis, bishops call on Congress to renew religious freedom commission

Sep 1, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Congress has only one month to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Many human rights activists and religious leaders have stressed its importance, and the nation's bishops suggest the commission would help the U.S. fulfill Pope Francis’ call to protect religious minorities.

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