Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cardinal George praised by columnist for outspoken vigor

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago’s “intellectual vigor” and “forceful defense of the Church” may be why Pope Francis has yet to allow the 76-year-old cardinal to retire, one religion news observer has suggested. “Cardinal George’s newspaper column often reads now … Continue reading

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Daily Reflections – 29 Aug 2013

Educate Posted: 29 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT Today’s Gospel Text:“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. … Continue reading

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Daily Reflections – 28 Aug 2013

Righteous Man Posted: 28 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT Today’s Gospel Text: For Herod had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Hero’di-as, his brother Philip’s wife; because he had married her. 18 For John said … Continue reading

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With the use of one word, Pope Francis is signalling to the Vatican insiders that their day is over

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on Friday, 23 August 2013 In This Article Pope Francis, Roman Curia, Stefano Cabizza Share More Sharing ServicesShare | Share … Continue reading

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Quest for ethical stem cells prompts moral questions

The first human trials for the treatment of blindness using induced pluripotent stem cells has brought the hope of creating stem cell therapies that do not rely upon destroyed embryos back in the public eye. However, moral and medical questions … Continue reading

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‘Church education contribution presented negatively’

The Catholic Church’s involvement in education is being portrayed too negatively, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said. He called on Catholic educators not to be discouraged, however, but to appreciate their relevance in society and look at how best they can … Continue reading

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God sent me my holy P45, claims Pope Benedict

It was apparently divine intervention that led Pope Benedict XVI to quit earlier this year, with God telling him to stand aside, a Catholic news agency has claimed. The ex-pope, formerly Joseph Ratzinger, has said he received his holy P45 … Continue reading

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