Archive of February 8, 2017

Philippines bishops: Trust in God, not Duterte's deadly drug war

Feb 8, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- Though the Philippines president has professed a willingness to go “to hell” to win his deadly war on drugs, the country’s bishops have said Catholics must speak out against its evils.

Former Boston priest faces more sex abuse charges

Feb 8, 2017 - 04:28 pm .- A former priest previously convicted of sex abuse of an altar boy was indicted on 29 counts of sexual misconduct involving two other boys during his time as a priest based in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Mexico City constitution blasted for excluding right to life

Feb 8, 2017 - 10:44 am .- The Catholic weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico City criticized the city’s new constitution, saying that “it does not recognize what is most valuable for any human being, even from the maternal womb, the dignity of life.”  

Priest attributes 'miraculous' healing to Venerable Margaret Sinclair

Feb 8, 2017 - 05:53 am .- A Glasgow priest says he firmly believes he survived a recent near-fatal health scare thanks to the miraculous intercession of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, the poor Edinburgh girl turned nun who died in 1925.

Pope makes renewed plea on behalf of persecuted Rohingya minority

Feb 8, 2017 - 05:16 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation, pointing specifically to the minority Rohingya population of Myanmar, who have undergone violent persecution for years.

Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

Feb 8, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on Tuesday.

St Josephine Bakhita, former slave, is patron of trafficking victims

Feb 8, 2017 - 12:08 am .- As human trafficking continues to be a supremely important issue during Pope Francis’ pontificate, with an estimated 20 million victims worldwide, St. Josephine Bakhita, enslaved during her own childhood, has emerged as a patron not only for her home country of Sudan, but for all victims of trafficking.

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