Papal message urges British, Irish Catholics to ‘combat the culture of death’

Thursday July 24th 2014
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message to British and Irish Catholics on behalf of Pope Francis for the Day of Life, which will take place July 27.

Iraqi prelate: we need action, not just words

Thursday July 24th 2014
“We need more than words now, we need concrete actions,” an Iraqi archbishop told Vatican Radio.

Church response to refugees is part of pro-life call, bishop says

Thursday July 24th 2014
Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children who have fled Central America for the United States.

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Thursday July 24th 2014
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Pope Francis to meet with 20 young Asian leaders

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Following the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine yesterday, Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims, urging all parties involved in the country’s conflict to work for peace.
“It gives us great joy to offer you our heartfelt congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of Aidil Fitri,” said Cardinal Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Pope Francis and the Governor of the Bank of England both stressed that the human person must be at the centre of the global economy.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message to British and Irish Catholics on behalf of Pope Francis for the Day of Life, which will take place July 27.
Following the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, both religious and political leaders from around the world are offering up prayers, and searching for answers about the tragedy.
Civilians in Gaza used a brief cease-fire to spill onto the streets and replenish scarce supplies, Church representatives have said.
“We want it to be a year of study and reflection. All the crises of history enclose a hidden wisdom that needs to be fathomed.
There are few more insightful studies into the spirituality of aging than the late James Hillman’s book, The Force of Character.
Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very centre of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”
In a new book entitled, Jesus of Nazareth, famed German scripture- scholar, Gerhard Lohfink, describes how people in the gospels relate to Jesus in different ways.
For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4, and not just because it’s Independence Day.
Forty-one youths and RCIA candidates from the various language groups of Good Shepherd Church, Setapak, were delighted to complete their sacrament of Christian initiation with the conferring of the Sacrament of Confirmation on 29th June 2014.
St John Paul II once said, “If children and young people can experience the priests’ and religious’ joy of being ministers of Christ, generosity in the service of the Church.
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