Archive of September 23, 2015

Pope Francis made surprise stop at Little Sisters of the Poor to show support

Sep 23, 2015 - 08:39 pm .- Pope Francis paid a short visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor community in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to support them in their court case over the contraception mandate, the Vatican's spokesman revealed.

Care for environment is a moral duty, not a political football, bishop tells Americans

Sep 23, 2015 - 06:02 pm .- After Pope Francis insisted at the White House that the present moment is “critical” for addressing the threat of climate change, one bishop implored Americans to recognize environmental stewardship as a moral imperative.

Cardinal Sarah: efforts to 'soften' Christ's teaching ignore the Good News of mercy

Sep 23, 2015 - 05:32 pm .- Efforts to ‘soften’ Christian teaching on the family are not a solution for those wounded by sin, Cardinal Robert Sarah, a native of the west African country of Guinea, told the World Meeting of Families on Wednesday.

Possible papal detour: a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial?

Sep 23, 2015 - 05:12 pm .- A previously unscheduled visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. might be added to the papal schedule for Thursday morning, according to a source familiar with the White House.

Iraqi Christians who fled Islamic State share their story

Sep 23, 2015 - 03:59 pm .- The plight of Christians in the Middle East was the focus of an educational and fundraising event in Denver on Friday, in which two Christian refugees from a city near Mosul told of their escape from Islamic State militants.

Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Sep 23, 2015 - 03:42 pm .- Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.

New York City prepares for 'The Francis.'

Sep 23, 2015 - 03:02 pm .- Everyone and everything from singers and priests to the cathedral itself in the New York archdiocese are making final preparations for the Pope's next stop during his first papal trip to the U.S.

Why Pope Francis is here, according to Bishop Robert Barron

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:50 am .- Chatter over politics – and whether or not Pope Francis is a communist – has taken center stage since he landed in the U.S., but for Bishop Robert Barron, the Pope's visit is about much more.

Immigrants enrich America and the Church, Pope affirms

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:27 am .- In the longest speech of his trip so far, Pope Francis on Wednesday praised U.S. bishops for their commitment to defending life, their handling of the clerical abuse crisis, and their welcome of immigrants, while urging them not to be afraid to do more.

Pope Francis to Obama: Religious freedom is beyond price

Sep 23, 2015 - 08:04 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday reminded U.S. president Barack Obama that religious freedom is one of America's most “precious possessions,” while lauding the nation's Catholics their work toward a society marked by tolerance and inclusivity.

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