Archive of January 16, 2018

Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims in Chile

Jan 16, 2018 - 08:13 pm .- Pope Francis met privately on Tuesday with 6 victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman has reported. The meeting had not been previously announced as a part of the Pope’s schedule.

Catholic college contingents head to the March for Life

Jan 16, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The 45th annual March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. Many of the marchers will be students from Catholic universities, who will, in some cases, skip class to march for an end to abortion.

Trump issues statement promoting religious liberty

Jan 16, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 16, 2018, as “religious freedom day.” This date was chosen as it is the 223rd anniversary of Virginia’s enactment of the Statute for Religious Freedom.

Here's the newest basilica in North America

Jan 16, 2018 - 03:59 pm .- St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, the first permanent Catholic parish in Virginia, has a new name and a new designation for the new year. It was announced Sunday that the Holy See had decreed the building to be a minor basilica, and the church will now be known as “The Basilica of Saint Mary.”

Pope Francis to Chile's bishops: 'the mission belongs to the entire Church'

Jan 16, 2018 - 02:52 pm .- Pope Francis reminded the Chilean bishops of the importance of living out their priestly fatherhood united in mission with their people in his final address on Tuesday, the first full day of his apostolic trip to Chile and Peru.

Admit your wounds and receive mercy, Pope tells Chilean priests, religious

Jan 16, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that even amid the pain which results from sinfulness, the Church can still serve the world if she acknowledges the reality of her woundedness and puts Christ and his mercy at the center of all things.

Award to pro-abortion politician a matter of protocol, Vatican says

Jan 16, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The conferral of the Vatican’s Order of St. Gregory the Great to Dutch politician and pro-abortion activist Liliane Ploumen was part of an ordinary diplomatic exchange of honorific titles, and does not mean that the Vatican supports Ploumen’s abortion campaigns, a Vatican spokesperson explained Jan. 15.

Bars don't stop your ability to dream, Pope says at Chilean women's prison

Jan 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm .- Pope Francis visited a women's prison in Santiago on Tuesday, telling the inmates that while at times it might seem like they have no future, they must never stop dreaming and should look for opportunities for personal growth.

Pope Francis’ Chile visit revives allegations against bishop

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:30 am .- As Pope Francis began his visit to Chile, a Vatican spokesman has voiced “maximum respect” for the rights of protesters continuing their three-year opposition to a bishop’s appointment, but the Pope will not meet with them.

In Chile, Pope says Beatitudes aren't 'cheap words', but sources of hope

Jan 16, 2018 - 06:33 am .- On his first full day in Chile, Pope Francis told Catholics in the country that the Beatitudes aren't just a simple piece of advice from someone who purports to know everything, but they are a source of hope which impels people to leave their comfort zone and follow the path given by Jesus.

Pope lands in Chile with plea for forgiveness after abuse scandal

Jan 16, 2018 - 05:03 am .- In the first official encounter of his apostolic visit to Chile, Pope Francis expressed his shame and sorrow for the child sexual abuse crisis that occurred at the hands of clergy of the Catholic Church.  

How one Hawaiian Catholic family got ready for the missile that never came

Jan 16, 2018 - 05:00 am .- It started out as a regular Saturday morning for most Hawaiians, including Dallas and Monica Carter and their five children.

Meet the spiritual powerhouses of the pro-life movement

Jan 16, 2018 - 02:01 am .- Walk along in the March for Life or Walk for Life and you will see them: a swarm of women – many of them young – dressed in long blue habits, white veils blowing in the breeze.

Florida lawmakers consider mandatory ‘marriage prep’ guide

Jan 16, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A bill presented to the Florida House of Representatives on Jan. 8 would require couples to review a state-published “Healthy Marriage Guide” before tying the knot.

Pope Francis in Peru

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