Archive of March 14, 2018

Pope Francis to visit towns where Padre Pio lived and died

Mar 14, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Francis will make a short trip to the Italian towns of Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo, the places where St. Padre Pio was born and lived his life, and where his work continues today in the form of the hospital he founded.

Christian leaders in US oppose plan to tax church-owned property in Jerusalem

Mar 14, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Prominent Christian leaders in America co-signed a letter Tuesday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat asking them to reconsider a proposed plan to tax church-owned properties in the city.

Born premature at 23 weeks, this UK baby beat the odds

Mar 14, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- Cheri Price was just 23 weeks pregnant when her daughter Hailie was prematurely born.

US bishops voice support for First Amendment Defense Act

Mar 14, 2018 - 03:55 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voiced their strong support for a bill protecting individuals and institutions from discrimination by the federal government based on their beliefs about marriage, regardless of what those beliefs are.

How some Catholic schools approached the National School Walkout over guns

Mar 14, 2018 - 03:09 pm .- On Wednesday, thousands of students throughout the United States walked out of classrooms as part of National School Walkout, a demonstration calling for safer schools and increased gun control, in the wake of the February high school shooting that left 17 Florida students dead.

Argentine Church to release baptismal records from dictatorship period

Mar 14, 2018 - 02:03 pm .- The Argentine Bishops' Conference will release to the justice system, in accordance with Pope Francis' wishes, dozens of baptismal records from the country’s dictatorship period.

From policeman to permanent deacon – a story of service

Mar 14, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- Alberto José Gonzalez is a 50-year-old retired police officer, married with two daughters, who recently began his ministry as the first permanent deacon in the Diocese of Gijón, Spain.

Vatican office altered photo of Benedict's comments on Francis

Mar 14, 2018 - 01:05 pm .- A Vatican office has acknowledged blurring portions of a letter written by Benedict XVI regarding Pope Francis' philosophical and theological formation, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Pope: In praying the Our Father, do you know to whom you’re talking?

Mar 14, 2018 - 06:18 am .- At the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the recitation of the Our Father at Mass, asking if when we pray it, we understand whom we are praying to and the relationship we are called to have with him.

Apartment building donated to house homeless, pregnant mothers in Alberta

Mar 14, 2018 - 03:04 am .- Every year in Edmonton, the city sees around 100 homeless, pregnant women who are in need of health care, shelter, and support.

How one nun's lifelong service changed Australia's Tiwi community

Mar 14, 2018 - 12:10 am .- For Sr. Anne Gardiner, a 62-year-long mission serving Australia's remote Tiwi indigenous population began with one simple instruction: “Love them.”