Archive of April 10, 2017

With united voice, thousands of Catholics visit Texas capitol

Apr 10, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- Over 4,000 Catholics visited Texas’ capitol in Austin, including  bishops from the state's 15 dioceses, to meet with legislators and discuss legislation under consideration.

Proposed Texas budget would defund abortion providers

Apr 10, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- The Texas House passed a budget on Friday that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of funding through any state program.

San Bernardino bishop prays for school community after deadly shooting

Apr 10, 2017 - 03:16 pm .- After two people were killed in a shooting at a classroom in a San Bernardino elementary school on Monday, the city's bishop is praying for the victims and the school community.

Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:38 am .- Following the murder of Christians in Egypt through two bombings during Palm Sunday liturgies, bishops around the world joined Pope Francis in prayer.

South African bishops call on nation's president to consider resigning

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:39 am .- The bishops of South Africa have called on the country's embattled president, Jacob Zuma, to consider stepping down as part of an effort to fight corruption.

Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

Apr 10, 2017 - 09:50 am .- The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis' trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as planned, despite terrorist attacks which killed more than 43 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in the country.

'Pope Francis laundry' service opens for homeless in Rome

Apr 10, 2017 - 04:46 am .- On Monday the latest Pope Francis-inspired initiative for the poor opened up in Rome – a new laundromat, with washing, drying and ironing services for those without a home or a fixed living situation.

Oysters, wine and travel? A UK priest's bizarre fraud scandal

Apr 10, 2017 - 04:02 am .- Fr. John Reid, a Roman Catholic priest serving in County Durham, England, has been spared an 18-month jail sentence for stealing more than £50,000 from his parish, which he had been spending on his housekeeper and her two daughters.

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