Archive of April 7, 2017

Philly priest charged with stealing $500k for concerts, dinners, casinos

Apr 7, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- A Philadelphia monsignor is being charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from the priests’ home where he served as rector, and using that money on lavish dinners, casino visits and Philadelphia Pops concerts.

What Catholic leaders had to say about US missile strikes in Syria

Apr 7, 2017 - 03:20 pm .- The Melkite Archbishop of Aleppo expressed regret and disappointment at Thursday’s U.S. missile strikes in Syria, saying he hoped for “a political solution.”

Man found guilty in gruesome Camino murder of US pilgrim

Apr 7, 2017 - 01:27 pm .- The killer of an American woman who had been walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route has been found guilty and could face up to 25 years in prison.

Pro-life, religious freedom leaders cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

Apr 7, 2017 - 11:08 am .- Pro-life and religious freedom advocates cheered the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch on Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling an almost 14 month-long vacancy.

With 20-week abortion ban, Iowa set to join national trend

Apr 7, 2017 - 10:27 am .- With stronger abortion restrictions advancing in the state legislature, Iowa is close to becoming the 20th state to bar abortion after 20 weeks.

Four people charged in connection with kidnapped nun in Mali

Apr 7, 2017 - 06:14 am .- Four people have been arrested in Mali in connection with the February kidnapping of a nun who remains missing.

Pope Francis: Stop using the word 'illegal' as a synonym for 'immigrant'

Apr 7, 2017 - 05:56 am .- Pope Francis said Friday that when it comes to solving the immigration crisis, the media need to stop perpetuating negative stereotypes and start explaining the big picture, shedding light on the causes behind migration.

What does it mean to be a 'pro-life' police officer?

Apr 7, 2017 - 03:02 am .- “Ultimately, this report is about the sanctity of all human life.”

On immigration, 'sanctuary' is not the ultimate solution, bishop says

Apr 7, 2017 - 12:48 am .- Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver didn’t tell a group of Hispanic parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, Colo., that the Catholic Church would deny sanctuary to an individual who needed help, but he didn’t want that question to be the sole focus of the community, either.

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