Archive of April 3, 2017

Ex-convict: We need to end the stigma against felons

Apr 3, 2017 - 05:24 pm .- As Pope Francis and U.S. bishops insist upon helping ex-convicts re-enter society, advocates are pointing to a litany of obstacles – over 40,000 legal regulations – for such re-entry that need to be addressed.

There's a generation that didn't know John Paul II – this film is for them

Apr 3, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he served as the Holy Father; the courage he had in fighting communism; his immense love; and his adventurous spirit.

Archbishop laments 'curse of terrorism' after St. Petersburg attack

Apr 3, 2017 - 11:23 am .- Archbishop Paolo Pezzi of Moscow offered his prayers and condolences following a deadly explosion in the St. Petersburg metro on Monday afternoon.

ISIS captive among new refugees welcomed by Pope Francis

Apr 3, 2017 - 11:23 am .- The Vatican has taken in three new Syrian families, some members of which were ISIS prisoners before gaining freedom and fleeing the country.

Rise in priest suicides prompts call for helpline in Ireland

Apr 3, 2017 - 04:23 am .- Besides a shortage of vocations, Irish priests are facing an even more harrowing kind of crisis.

This Chilean home offers hope for children with HIV

Apr 3, 2017 - 02:02 am .- Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since 1994 to ensure that children with the virus experience God’s love and have a better quality of life.

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