Archive of June 17, 2014

New USCCB social development director aims to fight poverty

Jun 17, 2014 - 07:53 pm .- The U.S. bishops have named Mark Rohlena, head of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, to direct the Office of Domestic Social Development for the U.S. bishops’ conference.

EWTN to appeal after 'troubling' HHS mandate ruling

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:36 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has announced that it will appeal a June 17 ruling that would require it to facilitate products and procedures that go against Church teaching.

Gates abortion funding drop met with praise, caution

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Although Melinda Gates' recent announcement that her charitable group will axe abortion funding has drawn praise, concern remains over money being funneled into projects that undermine human dignity.

Christians, Shias face uncertain future in face of Iraqi violence

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- In the midst of advances by Sunni insurgents, Iraq’s remaining Christian community  and the country’s majority- Shia population face threats to their future, and continued violence.

Hispanic Catholic priests help build bridges, convention leader says

Jun 17, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- A national gathering of Hispanic Catholic priests in Houston aims to build community and affirm their role as “bridges” between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic faithful, one leading priest has said.

Christian faith critical for World Cup star Clint Dempsey

Jun 17, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- U.S. soccer fans went wild on Monday as team captain Clint Dempsey scored a goal during the first minute of the club’s opening World Cup game against Ghana.

Illinois nuns take legal action against bordering strip club

Jun 17, 2014 - 11:44 am .- The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo have taken legal action against a giant “adult entertainment” club built in their backyard – despite state law which prohibits such facilities within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

Shame of ongoing violence must stop, Jordanian priest affirms

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:03 am .- The spokesman for the Catholic Church in Amman, Jordan, has decried the continuous bloodshed in the Middle East, expressing his fear that refugees will develop an attitude of hatred and revenge.

Archbishop Cordileone counters March for Marriage critics

Jun 17, 2014 - 04:16 am .- San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has rejected California politicians’ criticism of the March for Marriage, stressing his duty to teach “the truth about marriage” even when it may not be popular.

Archbishop Gaenswein: thread of diplomacy links Benedict, Francis

Jun 17, 2014 - 02:03 am .- In a recent interview with CNA, the prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary to Benedict XVI recounted how the current and emeritus Bishops of Rome and connected by their diplomacy during apostolic journeys.

Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

Jun 17, 2014 - 01:02 am .- International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War, particularly its effect on terrorism and religious violence.

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