Archive of September 8, 2017

NY court unanimously rejects assisted suicide in major pro-life victory

Sep 8, 2017 - 04:43 pm .- New York’s highest court upheld the state’s ban on assisted suicide Thursday, in what Catholic leaders have called an important pro-life victory for the state.

Forgiveness is the first step to ending cycle of violence, Pope says

Sep 8, 2017 - 03:46 pm .- Pope Francis told the Colombian people Friday that while it will be challenging, they must let go the anger caused by years of painful suffering and break the cycle of violence through a process of genuine forgiveness.

Prisoners in Colombia unite in prayer for Pope Francis' visit

Sep 8, 2017 - 02:25 pm .- Prison inmates from jails around Colombia prepared themselves spiritually for the Pope's visit to their country through prayers, letters, messages, and watching his arrival to their country on television.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Mexico earthquake

Sep 8, 2017 - 11:42 am .- Following Mass during his five-day trip to Colombia, Pope Francis on Friday offered prayers for those affected by a major earthquake in Mexico the previous night.

Pope Francis beatifies two Colombian martyrs

Sep 8, 2017 - 10:39 am .- During Mass in Colombia on Friday, Pope Francis beatified two martyrs from the country, both of whom were killed in hatred of the faith within the last 60 years.  

Barred from disaster relief, damaged Texas churches sue government

Sep 8, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied disaster relief grants due to their religious status.

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