Archive of January 25, 2018

Nuns, guns and the Wild West: the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Jan 25, 2018 - 05:26 pm .- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.

Gov. Brownback confirmed as international religious freedom ambassador

Jan 25, 2018 - 04:03 pm .- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) was narrowly confirmed as the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Thursday. The Senate voted 49-49, along party lines, and the tie was broken by Vice President Mike Pence.

Our Father translation to remain untouched in Germany

Jan 25, 2018 - 02:53 pm .- After Pope Francis recently suggested that parts of the Our Father prayer were poorly translated, bishops in Germany have debated and decided they will leave the current translation as-is.

Vatican official hopes World Meeting of Families will promote family values

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- Cardinal Kevin Farrell is in charge of the World Meeting of Families being held in August, and he has said he hopes the event will revitalize family life, both in Ireland and around the world.

Pope Francis to Christians: Our common Baptism unites us

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:51 am .- At an ecumenical Vespers service Thursday, Pope Francis told members of several Christian communities that the grace of Baptism creates a unity in the family of God.

Priests strap on ski boots for friendly competition in Poland

Jan 25, 2018 - 03:04 am .- Over the weekend at the Polish ski resort of Wisla, cassocks could be spotted flying down the hills for the 21st annual Pope John Paul II Skiing Cup.

Freedom Stickers aim to combat Super Bowl human trafficking

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Super Bowl LII, a matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, will be played Feb. 4 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. As the game approaches, victim advocates warn about a darker side to major sporting events: human trafficking. At least one group is on a mission to help.