Ex-NBA player Predrag Danilovic was stabbed early Saturday morning during a brawl in a café in Belgrade, Serbian police say.
The Associated Press reports that Danilovic is undergoing surgery for injuries to his abdomen, head and arms.
The Serbian player was part of the Miami Heat from 1995 to 1997, and then played for the Dallas Mavericks in 1997. He is considered one of the best European shooting guards during the 1990s. He was voted Mister Europa Player of the Year in 1998, and was the Italian League MVP in the same year. more >>
Pope Francis is set to unveil a MISSIO app the Friday before Pentecost Sunday for the Pontifical Mission Societies.
"This App is a way for the Church and our Holy Father to reach the growing number of the world's people who have access to handheld mobile devices -- a way to connect as the one Body of Christ," Father Andrew Small, OMI, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, said in a press release. "We're delighted our new Holy Father will 'unlock' the new App. What a great use of the Keys of St. Peter!"
The launch will occur during an audience with the Pope of the National Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies, who will be at the annual meeting to distribute collected funds. more >>
Pope Francis has spoken out against what he called a global "cult of money," including the free market system, and urged the world's leaders to come together and adopt ethics to help the poor.
"While the income of a minority is increasing exponentially, that of the majority is crumbling. This imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good. A new, invisible and at times virtual, tyranny is established, one which unilaterally and irremediably imposes its own laws and rules," Francis told foreign diplomats at the Vatican in a speech focused on the economic crisis.
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church also criticized the "heartless cult of money" that many around the world have embraced, and compared it to the worship of the golden calf a found in Exodus 32:15-34. more >>
One of the former prime candidates to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, the Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, has revealed that two divinely inspired signs led the Roman Catholic Conclave in March to elect Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina as the new pope.
Bergoglio, who chose the name Francis when he was elected by his fellow cardinals on March 13, made history when he became the first Latin American to serve as pope.
Although the decision process and the going-ons within Conclave in the days leading up to the vote has been kept a secret, Schönborn recently shared that some "strong signs" made it clear that the former Archbishop of Buenos Aries was the "the chosen one" for the position, The Telegraph reported. more >>
Pope Francis greeted more than 40,000 people from Italy and other countries who had gathered for a pro-life event at Saint Peter's Square after marching against abortion on Sunday, and praised their efforts to highlight the importance of respect for human life.
"I greet the participants of the March for Life which took place this morning in Rome and invite everyone to stay focused on the important issue of respect for human life, from the moment of conception," Catholic News Agency quoted the pope as saying at St. Peter's Basilica.
There were about 80,000 people, half of whom were there for the Regina Coeli prayer, an ancient Latin Marian Hymn, led by the pope after he canonized some 800 new saints. more >>
Arguments offered in support of the British Government's push to redefine marriage illustrate the illogical foundation on which the endeavor rests. In fact, the government's own arguments show the true danger that marriage will face if those trying to redefine it are successful.
For instance, Labour MP Kate Green says:
By recognizing and extending the definition of marriage to reflect today's greater openness towards, and recognition of, same-sex relationships, the legislation does not weaken the institution of marriage. On the contrary, it takes it forward, it strengthens it. It helps to perpetuate it. more >>