Archive of September 18, 2015

Christ is our only hope – Syrian Christians pray for miracles amid Islamists' carnage

Sep 18, 2015 - 05:01 pm .- Syrian natives who have ministered to refugees from the civil war there are trusting in God to protect their fellow Christians.

Vatican pushes back over White House invite to Catholic dissidents

Sep 18, 2015 - 04:22 pm .- The presence of LGBT activists and other controversial guests at the White House welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis has reportedly drawn concern at the Vatican.

Cubans hope papal visit will rekindle faith

Sep 18, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- The Church in Cuba has undertaken a movement of spiritual and missionary preparation for Pope Francis' arrival tomorrow, which has led to hope for a rekindling of faith, according to one prominent priest.

House votes to transfer federal funding from Planned Parenthood to health centers

Sep 18, 2015 - 02:24 pm .- In a 241-187 vote on Friday, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to freeze funding for Planned Parenthood for one year, following months of political debate surrounding information revealed in a series of undercover videos on the abortion provider.

Vatican parish welcomes first refugee family following Pope's appeal

Sep 18, 2015 - 11:57 am .- A family of four has been welcomed by the community of the Vatican's St. Anne parish after Pope Francis' made an appeal earlier this month for every church in Europe open their doors to refugees.

When Pope Francis comes to the US, he won't just talk about the environment

Sep 18, 2015 - 10:58 am .- Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical is about a lot more than recycling – it speaks to man’s deepest relationships – and the Pope will emphasize all this in his upcoming U.S. visit, said one leading U.S. bishop.

No one can play dumb on what's happening in the Middle East, Pope says

Sep 18, 2015 - 06:02 am .- While the international community can't seem to find solutions to the current crisis ravaging the Middle East, thanks to the media it's caught the world's attention and can't be ignored, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis will arrive to Cuba as a 'missionary of mercy'

Sep 18, 2015 - 04:13 am .- On the eve of his arrival to Cuba Pope Francis sent a video message to the small island nation, expressing his desire to be a witness of God’s mercy in the country, and to encourage locals to do the same.

How marriage prep is failing Catholics, and what we can do about it

Sep 18, 2015 - 04:02 am .- The Church needs to seriously consider changing the way it approaches marriage preparation say John and Claire Grabowski, a couple who serve on the Pontifical Council for the Family.

What's behind the White House's invite to Catholic dissenters

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The White House will host a welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis next week, but it has invited several LGBT activist allies who are working to target Catholic beliefs and to influence the Synod on the Family.

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