Prayer, Death

May 29, 2013

Iranian Government Arrests Christian Pastor and Closes His Church

Iranian law does not recognize or protect members of Protestant Christian groups or some Catholic Christians.

May 23, 2013

Jailed Pastor in Iran No Longer in Solitary Confinement

Pastor Saeed Abedini is an Iranian-born pastor, who is serving an eight-year sentence in Iran’s Evin Prison on charges of posing a threat to national security.

May 23, 2013

Pope: Ask If Your Life Promotes Unity or Division

The Pope explained that without the Holy Spirit the Church could not ‘accomplish the task that the risen Jesus has entrusted to her: to go and make disciples of all nations.’

May 22, 2013

Pope: Power Struggles Within the Church Are Outside Jesus’ Vision

The Holy Father explains that real power is service and what will make us seem more like Jesus.

May 22, 2013

Church, Political Leaders Extend Prayers to Oklahoma Victims

Cardinal Timothy Dolan sends prayer and comfort, and President Barack Obama also offered his condolences and aid.

May 22, 2013

Supreme Court Could Give Landmark Ruling on Public Prayer

Alliance Defending Freedom will support the town of Greece on the historic practice of seeking Divine guidance at public meetings.

May 21, 2013

Pope Praying for Children, Others Struck by Oklahoma Tornado

There are children among the dead, but officials said the death toll is expected to increase, in wake of tornado that hit the southern Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on May 20.

May 21, 2013

Global Rosary Relay to Encourage Prayer for Priests

Participants in the relay will say a Rosary at a scheduled time for one half hour to thank God for priests

May 16, 2013

Clergy Must Be Shepherds, Not Wolves, Says Pope

Pope Francis asked the Catholic faithful to pray for bishops and priests to be poor, humble and meek in the service of the people.

May 16, 2013

Cardinal O’Brien Leaving Scotland for Penance, Prayer

The disgraced former archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh will spend several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance.

May 16, 2013

Church Movements Bringing 50,000 More Than Vatican Expected for Pentecost

The Vatican invited Church movements to gather in Rome as part of the Year of Faith, an initiative aimed at evangelizing and helping Catholics become more fervent in faith.

May 15, 2013

Pontificate of Pope Francis Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Cardinal Jose Polycarpo celebrated the consecration at the Portuguese shrine dedicated to Our Lady, with thousands of the faithful present.

May 15, 2013

Holy Spirit Leads to Truth Amid Relativism, Pope Counsels

Francis encourages the faithful to be open to the Holy Spirit and to the word of God.

May 9, 2013

Did Dinosaurs Die Before the Fall?

April 26, 2013

Law Must be Based in Truth, Archbishop Tells Judges

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski says the state justly favors stable marriages because they serve the common good as the optimal conditions for the raising of future generations of its citizens.

April 25, 2013

Religious Sisters Celebrate One Year of Blocking Illinois Adult Club

Proprietors of the club have been accused of breaking state law, which requires a 1,000-foot ‘buffer zone’ between places of worship and such businesses.

April 24, 2013

Pope Urges Christians to Remember Final Judgment

The Holy Father dedicated his Wednesday audience address to a phrase from the Nicene Creed, continuing a Year of Faith series started by Benedict XVI.

April 23, 2013

Pope Responds to Bishops’ Kidnapping With ‘Intense Prayer’

Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Church and Archbishop Paul Yagizi of the Greek Orthodox Church were kidnapped April 22 near Aleppo, Syria.

April 22, 2013

Being Christian Means Risking Following Jesus, Pope Teaches

Pope asks for prayers for the Church, that it ‘will continue to grow, unite, to walk in the fear of God and with the security of the Holy Spirit.’

April 17, 2013

Jesus’ Ascension Means We Are Never Alone, Pope Says

Pope Francis is continuing Benedict XVI’s practice of reflecting on the Catholic statement of belief at his weekly general audiences as part of the Year of Faith.

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