Following Pope's example, Evangelical leader apologizes for hostility toward Catholics

Thursday July 31st 2014
Reacting to the address delivered by Pope Francis to a congregation of Evangelical Christians in Caserta, Italy, the head of the World Evangelical Alliance has said that just as the Pope apologized for Catholic hostility toward Evangelicals, Protestants in turn should apologize for hostility toward Catholics.

Almost 100 bishops to accompany Pope Francis to South Korea

Thursday July 31st 2014
Approximately 90 bishops from around the world will accompany Pope Francis on his visit to South Korea next month, the preparation committee for the papal visit said Monday.

124 Korean martyrs to be beatified by Pope next month

Thursday July 31st 2014
In what became known as the Chinsan incident, the two members of the nobility were charged with heterodoxy from Confucian norms, and beheaded.

Bishops' charge to US government: help Iraqi Christians

Thursday July 31st 2014
The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians who have fled Mosul.

Pope Francis issues peace plea to all Holy See embassies

Thursday July 31st 2014
On behalf of Pope Francis, the Holy See sent a “nota verbale” to all embassies urging ambassadors to work for peace.

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Following Pope's example, Evangelical leader apologizes for hostility toward Catholics

Reacting to the address delivered by Pope Francis to a congregation of Evangelical Christians in Caserta, Italy, the head of the World Evangelical Al....

Almost 100 bishops to accompany Pope Francis to South Korea

Approximately 90 bishops from around the world will accompany Pope Francis on his visit to South Korea next month, the preparation committee for the....

124 Korean martyrs to be beatified by Pope next month

In what became known as the Chinsan incident, the two members of the nobility were charged with heterodoxy from Confucian norms, and beheaded.

Cardinal Muller, in new book, renews argument against change in Church teaching on marriage

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Approximately 90 bishops from around the world will accompany Pope Francis on his visit to South Korea next month, the preparation committee for the papal visit said Monday.
In what became known as the Chinsan incident, the two members of the nobility were charged with heterodoxy from Confucian norms, and beheaded.
The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians who have fled Mosul.
On behalf of Pope Francis, the Holy See sent a “nota verbale” to all embassies urging ambassadors to work for peace.
In wake of two bombings this week in Nigeria, targeting both an Islamic scholar and a senior politician, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called for greater proactive efforts to identify all violent groups.
The head of the U.S. bishops’ international justice and peace committee implored Secretary of State John Kerry to utilize U.S. foreign policy to address the “root causes” of child migration from Central America.
In an urgent message to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has said that the UN “cannot stand by and be a witness to the ongoing atrocities committed against Christians” in Iraq.
Each year I write a column on suicide. Mostly I say the same thing over and over again, simply because it needs to be said.
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.”
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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