During shroud display, Turin reaches out to women who have aborted

With the aim of ensuring that the public display of the Shroud of Turin promotes conversion and healing, the archbishop of Turin has given priests throughout the archdiocese faculties to offer absolution to those women who have had an abortion.

The Shroud of Turin is displayed in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, in this April 27, 2010, file photo. Pope Francis announced Nov. 5 that he will visit the shroud June 21, 2015. The shroud will be on public display in the cathedra l April 19-June 24, 2015. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Shroud of Turin helps deepen faith

William Wingard calls the Shroud of Turin “made-to-order” for the new evangelization.

A negative of the face seen on the Shroud of Turin, a centuries-old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man said to be Jesus, is exhibited during a talk at the Stella Maris nursing home Feb. 18. (Karen Osborne | CR Staff)

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

Pope Francis offeres some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

Pope Francis leaves a five-day Lenten spiritual retreat with members of the Roman Curia in Ariccia, near Rome, Feb. 27. (CNS photo/L

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During shroud display, Turin reaches out to women who have aborted
Feb 28 2015
With the aim of ensuring that the public display of the Shroud of Turin promotes conversion and healing, the archbishop of Turin has given priests throughout the archdiocese faculties to offer absolution to those women who have had an abortion.

Shroud of Turin helps deepen faith
Feb 28 2015
William Wingard calls the Shroud of Turin “made-to-order” for the new evangelization.

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession
Feb 27 2015
Pope Francis offeres some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.

Father Theodore Hesburgh, higher education leader, diplomat, dies at 97
Feb 27 2015
Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame through a period of dramatic growth, died Feb. 26 at the age of 97.

Homeless man of deep faith given funeral, burial in Vatican City
Feb 27 2015
A homeless man who faithfully attended Mass at a church inside Vatican City for decades was buried in a Vatican cemetery.

Sister M. Agnesine Seluzicki, M.H.S.H., dies
Feb 26 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Agnesine Seluzicki, a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart for 74 years, was offered Feb. 20