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Today’s teaching on the family

Posted on March 5th, 2015

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”


Immaculate Heart sister who taught in all grade levels dies at 74

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Sister M. Jane Anne Molinaro taught in elementary and secondary schools, plus undergraduate and graduate students at Immaculata. She was the last of six siblings, natives of Norristown.


Natural family planning is focus of film and talk

Posted on March 4th, 2015

The Friends of Fertility Care of Philadelphia will present a screening of the film “A Quiet Revolution” will be held Wednesday, March 25 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jenkintown.


Pro-life doctor to speak at Miraculous Medal museum

Posted on March 4th, 2015

A talk by Dr. Monique Ruberu has been rescheduled from tonight, March 4, to Tuesday, March 10, because of weather concerns.


Pope plans to canonize St. Therese’s parents

Blessed Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, are pictured in a combination photo created from images provided by the Sanctuary of Lisieux in France. Pope Francis is expected to canonize the couple during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October. (CNS photo/courtesy of Sanctuary of Lisieux) Posted on March 4th, 2015

Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October.


CRS rejects claims it supplied birth control in Kenya

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Catholic Relief Services called assertions that it had supplied birth control in Kenya “misleading, exaggerated and untrue.” It had opted out of objectionable provisions of a government AIDS program.


Doctor relies on God to witness for sanctity of life

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Dr. Monique Ruberu wanted to do more to protect human life after attending a prayer vigil at a center city Philadelphia abortion clinic in February 2014, so she started the 40 Days for Life campaign there.


Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says

Pope Francis passes a video monitor as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on March 4th, 2015

Seeing the elderly only as a burden “is ugly. It’s a sin,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.


People of faith urged to make home ‘the way you want the world to look’

Posted on March 4th, 2015

The discussion on religious liberty is not the purview of a single denomination or faith tradition, but one that affects every U.S. citizen, said speakers on a panel looking at the issue.


San Diego Diocese to be headed by California native Bishop McElroy

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert W. McElroy, 61, bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. Bishop McElroy has served as an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco since 2010. He succeeds the late Bishop Cirilo Flores, who died September 6, 2014. Bishop McElroy is pictured in a 2012 photo. (CNS/Paul Haring) Posted on March 4th, 2015

Pope Francis tapped San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy to lead the San Diego Diocese. The bishop holds degrees in American history from Harvard and Stanford.


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