Archive of July 10, 2014

Indian bishop-elect aims to show God's love to new flock

Jul 10, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, has voiced his enthusiasm for the task.

Legalizing pot erodes communities, panel warns

Jul 10, 2014 - 05:34 pm .- Efforts in several states to legalize recreational marijuana use poses serious harm to individuals as well as to communities that are already broken, said members of a recent panel.

Church's witness in South Korea has converted many, bishop says

Jul 10, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- The vitality of the Church in South Korea is behind the many conversions that have taken place in the nation which Pope Francis is set to visit Aug. 13-18, according to a Salesian bishop.

Book offers meditations based on Francis de Sales' letters

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales.

Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:53 am .- The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring countries by observing a moment of silence during the final game of the World Cup.

Pope Francis to visit evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires

Jul 10, 2014 - 07:29 am .- The Vatican announced earlier today that Pope Francis has decided to pay a private visit to an evangelical pastor who is a close friend from his time in Buenos Aires, but currently lives in Italy.

La. diocese: priest cannot break seal of confession

Jul 10, 2014 - 05:50 am .- After the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest may have to testify about an alleged confession, the Diocese of Baton Rouge said that this demand “assaults” Church teaching and is unconstitutional.

Calif. Muslims see religious liberty burden in butchering rule

Jul 10, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Proposed California food safety rules for butchering animals have raised concerns among the state’s Muslims, who say the rules would prevent them from practicing their religious beliefs.

Major Catholic global event sets sights on 'peripheries'

Jul 10, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Italy's upcoming “Meeting of Friendship among People” organized by the ecclesiastical movement Communion and Liberation has set its sights on the “peripheries” spoken of by Pope Francis.  

St Louis archdiocese settles 'false' abuse claim

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of St. Louis has agreed to a legal settlement with a woman the archdiocese says falsely accused a priest known to have committed sexual abuse.

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