Archive of February 22, 2017

In DR Congo, an upsurge of violence against the Church

Feb 22, 2017 - 06:09 pm .- In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.

Virginia bishops lament veto of bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Feb 22, 2017 - 04:35 pm .- The bishops of Virginia's two dioceses on Tuesday decried Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill which would have redirected state funding away from abortion providers and toward community health centers.

Banker under scrutiny after alleged misuse of Vatican financial system

Feb 22, 2017 - 04:34 pm .- A banker who allegedly used the Vatican Bank and other aspects of Holy See finances to manipulate the market for his bank stock price continues to be under investigation, as Italian authorities froze millions of euros in his personal assets on Tuesday.

Archbishop: Care for creation and human life aren’t opposed – they go together

Feb 22, 2017 - 02:11 pm .- Both Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi provide the right perspective on caring for creation in a way that places care for humanity at its center, said Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Pope meets families of victims from deadly Bangladesh attack

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis met Wednesday morning with the families of nine of the victims of a terrorist attack which took place in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, last summer.

Vatican to crack down on illegal sale of papal symbols, coat of arms

Feb 22, 2017 - 07:19 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced plans to monitor with a more careful eye those who print official images of the Pope or the Holy See and sell them for profit, intervening with “appropriate action” when necessary.

Catholic doctors protest French law banning 'misleading' pro-life websites

Feb 22, 2017 - 06:02 am .- An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that aim to dissuade women from abortion by using “misleading claims.”

Pope Francis: Creation is a sign of hope – we have to take care of it

Feb 22, 2017 - 04:32 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said creation has often suffered because of humanity’s sins and failings, stressing that we must take care of it because as Christians, we see signs of hope in Christ’s Resurrection in nature every day.

How rice bowls can build a 'culture of encounter' this Lent

Feb 22, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a “culture of encounter” in its Lenten operation.

Why San Diego's Bishop McElroy wants disruption in the Trump era

Feb 22, 2017 - 12:04 am .- If President Donald Trump is the candidate of “disruption,” similar disruption is needed to build a better society, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego told a gathering of faith-based groups co-sponsored by the Vatican.

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