Archive of September 2, 2015

On WWII anniversary, Pope says 'never again' to war, condemns arms trafficking

Sep 2, 2015 - 05:09 pm .- Pope Francis remembered the official end of the Second World War on Wednesday with the plea: “never again,” and he decried similar horrors from today’s bloody conflicts, denouncing weapons trafficking.

Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Sep 2, 2015 - 04:38 pm .- Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.

Philadelphia seminary plants, blesses a tree for Pope's day for care of creation

Sep 2, 2015 - 02:36 pm .- Responding to Pope Francis' call for Catholics around the world to observe Sept. 1 as a Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia planted a tree on its grounds on Tuesday.

Vatican says 'no' to transsexual godparents amid Spain controversy

Sep 2, 2015 - 12:22 pm .- A media firestorm arose in Spain after a transsexual woman, who considers herself a man, asked to be the godfather of her nephew – leading a diocese's bishop to turn to the Vatican for an answer.

Alliance between families and God can change the world, Pope Francis says

Sep 2, 2015 - 11:31 am .- Encouraging families to hear God's word and to put it into practice, Pope Francis said Wednesday that the family, by being allied with God, is called to counteract the “desertification” found in today's cities.

Why women are needed to help end violence in Africa

Sep 2, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society.

Bishop in Swaziland seeks prayer, reflection after country's deadly truck accident

Sep 2, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The bishop of the small, southern African kingdom of Swaziland has called for prayer and reflection in response to a road accident that killed as many as 65 young girls preparing for the country’s Reed Dance festival.

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