Archive of March 8, 2017

What the US bishops want to see in health care reform

Mar 8, 2017 - 03:29 pm .- As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund abortion, but respects conscience rights, while also ensuring universal access to affordable health care.

Four Ethiopia nuns killed in car crash on the way to a funeral

Mar 8, 2017 - 01:43 pm .- The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically injured three other sisters.

Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

Mar 8, 2017 - 12:22 pm .- In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate, and the ordination of married men.

Meet the four-legged Franciscan 'friar'

Mar 8, 2017 - 11:12 am .- The newest member of St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is furry and has four legs.

Former Bank of America exec tapped as next Washington auxiliary

Mar 8, 2017 - 06:13 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. Roy Edward Campbell, Jr., a former vice-president for Bank of America, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington.

This Catholic school made $24 million by investing in Snapchat

Mar 8, 2017 - 06:06 am .- St. Francis Catholic High School in Mountain View, California recently revealed that it invested just $15,000 in a very early seed round of funding for Snapchat (now known as Snap) back in 2012.

For women, Vatican's new female advisory group 'a good start'

Mar 8, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A new advisory group for the Pontifical Council for Culture is being hailed as the beginning of a greater representation of women in leadership at the Vatican.  

Bishop rejects South Sudan president's day of prayer as a political move

Mar 8, 2017 - 12:04 am .- The call by South Sudan's president for a national day of prayer was met with derision by one of the country's bishops, who called it a “political prayer” and a mockery.

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