Archive of February 24, 2017

Archbishop Chaput and his new book are coming to NYC, DC

Feb 24, 2017 - 04:33 pm .- Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput will present his latest book in New York City and Washington, D.C. in the near future, discussing the changed situation for Catholicism in America.

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen shot at border

Feb 24, 2017 - 04:25 pm .- The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of a Mexican teen shot dead by a border patrol agent. But when it comes to legal standing in the case, the situation is far from clear.

Elderly Spanish priest beaten during rectory robbery

Feb 24, 2017 - 02:31 pm .- Fr. Arturo López, 77, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault on Wednesday at the rectory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Coslada, a city in Spain's Community of Madrid.

New immigration rules will hurt the vulnerable, US bishops warn

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:24 pm .- The Trump administration’s new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many other problems, the U.S. bishops warned this week.

Access to water is a basic human right, concerns 'the common good'

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:03 am .- A Vatican seminar on water held this week highlighted the complex challenges faced around the world in making the basic human right to water a reality for all people.

Gratitude is central, Pope Francis tells Spanish footballers

Feb 24, 2017 - 06:04 am .- Meeting with the members of the Spanish football team Villarreal CF on Thursday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of gratitude in the life of an athlete.

Vatican 'goes shopping' in Italy earthquake zones to help local economy

Feb 24, 2017 - 04:39 am .- In a bid to help local economies in the zones ravaged by several major earthquakes in 2016 recover, the Vatican this week purchased produce from several small farmers in the area, using it to feed the poor and homeless in Rome.

This doctor is 92 years-old – and she's delivered over 7,000 babies

Feb 24, 2017 - 03:03 am .- Obstetrician Maria Pollacci holds a very special record.

Syrian priest: After liberation of Aleppo, living conditions still dire

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:20 am .- Nearly three months after the Syrian Army liberated the city of Aleppo from ISIS control, the local population is facing harsh living conditions in a city left in ruins after nearly six years of fighting.

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