On Monday, a prosecutor is expected to release a new report detailing the Sandy Hook shooting, but officials have decided to withhold the bulk of the information from the report from the public, at least for now.
For the first time in 35 years, this guy—a U.S. citizen who was taken to Mexico by his dad when he was two—got to see his mom, after a dramatic turn of events near the U.S. border.
The Vatican apparently has the bones of St. Peter, and they showed them off to the world on Sunday.
A new study says that 11 percent of children now have ADHD.
"Catching Fire" lived up to its name.
Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of the Lord, who even before his birth, and then as soon as he was born, experienced the rejection of the world. And every old person, even if infirm and at the end of his days, carries with him the face of Christ.Pope Francis • Restating, in a way he declined to do recently, his view (and thus in a practical sense his church’s view) on abortion. His remarks follow a much-discussed recent interview, in which Francis spoke frankly of his church being “obsessed” with “small-minded rules” that have hurt Catholicism’s appeal in the public. Perhaps today’s remarks are best understood as the backswing of a pendulum, a pacifier to conservative Catholics for whom Francis’ early tenure has been well outside the papal status-quo. source
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! “Father, the atheists?” Even the atheists. Everyone!…We must meet one another doing good. “But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!” But do good: we will meet one another there.Pope Francis, proclaiming that even non-believers will be redeemed by Christ, as long as they “do good” (not all Christians subscribe to this theory). source
It is deplorable that, as we draw closer to the time of the beginning of the conclave… there be a widespread distribution of often unverified, unverifiable or completely false news stories that cause serious damage to persons and institutions.A statement from the Vatican • Decrying reports in the Italian media, in advance of the meeting of the conclave to select a new Pope. Of particular irritation to the Vatican — an unsourced story in La Repubblica, Italy’s largest-circulation daily newspaper, regarding a special report by three Cardinals, conducted in the aftermath of the theft and leaking of the Pope’s personal papers by his butler. It suggests that the special report uncovered myriad scandals relating to sex, money, and the management of the Vatican’s bank, but CNN’s Senior Vatican Analyst John Allen finds the idea this hastened Benedict’s departure unlikely: “For the most part, one has to take the pope at his word: He’s stepping aside because he’s old and tired, not because of any particular crisis.” source