Archive of March 1, 2017

Head Knight of Columbus honored for aiding persecuted Christians

Mar 1, 2017 - 06:08 pm .- Praising his “resolute defense of persecuted Christians,” an institute at Belmont Abbey College has awarded its Benedict Leadership Award to Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

After Trump’s address to Congress, pro-lifers stress protections in health care

Mar 1, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- After President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, pro-life leaders wished he had spoken more to their concerns of federal abortion funding in health care.

Congress can do more for religious liberty abroad, scorecard finds

Mar 1, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- The United States Congress can do more to prioritize international religious freedom, and ensuring that bills come up for a vote is key to that, an advocacy organization has found in its new scorecard for Senators and Representatives.

Archbishop Gomez calls on faithful to 'show forth image of God' in pastoral letter

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:51 pm .- The answer to society’s dysfunctions can be found in one person: Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis has a special message this Lent, and here it is

Mar 1, 2017 - 09:54 am .- In his message for Lent 2017, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that they should heed the Scriptures and treat each human person they encounter as a gift.

Pope on Ash Wednesday: Feeling suffocated by sin? Let God save you

Mar 1, 2017 - 09:43 am .- At Ash Wednesday Mass, Pope Francis spoke about the bad habits, negativity, and sin present in our lives which cause us to be choked off from the life-giving breath of God – supernatural grace.

Abuse survivor resigns from commission for protection of minors

Mar 1, 2017 - 06:42 am .- On Wednesday the decision of clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins to resign from her post on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors was announced, citing frustrations with “a lack of cooperation” by the Curia as leading factor.

Colorado church ministers to Native Americans, homeless, and deaf

Mar 1, 2017 - 06:24 am .- St. Bernadette Parish, the pioneer Catholic church of Lakewood, Colorado, outgrew its first worship space just 18 years after being founded in 1947. Today, the half-century-old church remains large enough but needs updating to better serve its exceptionally diverse congregation.

Lent isn’t just about penance – it’s also a time of hope, Pope Francis says

Mar 1, 2017 - 05:29 am .- On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis said that while Lent is certainly a time of mortification, it’s also a journey of hope that leads to the joy of Christ’s Resurrection – a journey that requires both daily sacrifice and love.

These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

Mar 1, 2017 - 02:25 am .- As Ash Wednesday kicks off the Lenten season, Catholics enter into 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and other luxuries.

Dorothy Day, as seen by her granddaughter

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement whose cause for canonization has been opened, is the subject of a new book by her own granddaughter, Kate Hennessy.

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