Archive of April 19, 2017

Catholic scientists converge in Chicago to ask big questions

Apr 19, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: the origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living things.

Fears rise in Egypt after ISIS attack near ancient monastery

Apr 19, 2017 - 04:14 pm .- Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near an historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Egypt, killing one and wounding four.

Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Apr 19, 2017 - 03:24 pm .- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn apart: many of them were shipped over a thousand miles to Louisiana, and many more were barred from practicing their Catholic faith by new slave masters.

Supreme Court appears skeptical of state denying benefits to churches

Apr 19, 2017 - 02:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether a state benefit program could exclude churches because of their religious status.

Vatican cricket club takes interreligious tournament to Fatima

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:45 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket Club, the Vatican’s cricket team, is traveling to Fatima April 19-22 for an interreligious tournament ahead of the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the country.

Pope: Easter is about the gift of Christianity – not us

Apr 19, 2017 - 06:05 am .- As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the start of Christianity, saying it’s not about us and what we do, but what the Lord has done for us.

The Catholic Church still cares about Latin

Apr 19, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Existing in some form since several hundred years before Christ, the Latin language seems like an unlikely subject to still be generating brand new research, especially among young scholars.

Pope taps new bishops for Davenport, San Diego dioceses

Apr 19, 2017 - 05:09 am .- On Tuesday, the Vatican announced the appointment of Msgr. Thomas Robert Zinkula as the new leader of the Davenport diocese in Iowa, and Fr. John P. Dolan as a new auxiliary bishop for San Diego.

Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Apr 19, 2017 - 03:27 am .- Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.

Why nullity cases always include a defender of the bond

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:08 am .- In the process of declaring the nullity of marriage there is a position of  utmost importance which allows the judges to reach the moral certainty required to make their judgement: the office of the defender of the bond.

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