Archive of March 16, 2017

Priest relocated over threats from drug lords in Argentina

Mar 16, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he's received for protesting the death of a man who had been killed by a drug cartel.

What will the US do next for ISIS genocide survivors?

Mar 16, 2017 - 04:47 pm .- One year after the U.S. declared that ISIS was committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, advocates for religious and ethnic minorities are asking the Trump administration what the U.S. will do next to protect the vulnerable.

Federal judges in Hawaii, Maryland block Trump's new travel ban

Mar 16, 2017 - 04:41 pm .- Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump’s temporary refugee and travel ban from going into effect.

South Sudan bishop says nation's prayers must provoke change

Mar 16, 2017 - 03:34 pm .- Amid war, displacement and hunger, South Sudan's day of prayer must lead to true repentance, a leading Catholic bishop has said.

Health care for all isn't optional, Vatican tells UN

Mar 16, 2017 - 02:34 pm .- Health care access is a human right, not just a matter of philanthropy, the Holy See told the United Nations last Friday.

Charity group appeals to fund milk for Syrian children

Mar 16, 2017 - 01:10 pm .- The Spain-based branch of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has issued an urgent appeal for aid to continue its “Drop of Milk” project, which benefits more than 2,800 children in the city of Aleppo, Syria.

Pope Francis and Lebanese president talk Syrian war

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:07 am .- With the 6th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war as backdrop this week, Pope Francis met Thursday morning with the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun.

Rapid City native appointed as next bishop of Cheyenne

Mar 16, 2017 - 09:22 am .- On Thursday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has chosen Fr. Steven Biegler, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, as the next bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne, WY.

What can evangelize the world? A good Catholic school.

Mar 16, 2017 - 06:04 am .- The Catholic school can be a missionary force to bring Christ to the world, the Bishop of Phoenix has said in a new apostolic letter.

Cardinal to Harvard students: You need to be courageous

Mar 16, 2017 - 02:50 am .- This week Cardinal George Pell sat down with some 20 students from Harvard visiting Rome, with the goal of challenging them to both set firm ideals and to work hard to achieve them – something the Church can help with by providing a basic framework for moral leadership.

Nigeria's bishops call on government to defend human rights

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:04 am .- At a recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gave a bleak summary of the state of their country, lamenting humanitarian crises including violence at the hands of Boko Haram and other extremist groups, poverty, government corruption, and a lack of respect for human rights or dignity.

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