Archive of May 3, 2017

US bishops support petition for religious freedom executive order

May 3, 2017 - 03:35 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition calling on President Donald Trump to issue an executive order protecting religious freedom.  

Demolished cross in India sparks outrage among Catholics

May 3, 2017 - 03:34 pm .- Despite being located on private property, a 122 year-old cross was demolished late last month in a suburb of Mumbai, sparking legal action from the archdiocese.

Why a spike in religious hate crimes should worry all of us

May 3, 2017 - 03:20 pm .- Civic and religious leaders this week addressed a disturbing rise in religious hate crimes in recent years, especially harassment and violence perpetrated against Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs.

Archbishop Niederauer remembered for his service to the Church

May 3, 2017 - 12:32 pm .- After battling lung disease, Archbishop Emeritus George H. Niederauer of San Francisco died May 2 at the age of 80 from pulmonary fibrosis.

Catholics desperate to save 9/11 chapel in New York

May 3, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- On September 11, 2001, Justine Cuccia was nine months pregnant when she watched in horror as two hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.

Across education lines, US Christians share common religiosity

May 3, 2017 - 11:28 am .- College educated Christians are more likely to be churchgoers than their less educated counterparts, and seem to show about the same level of religious commitment as other American Christians, a survey says.

Diocese says 'ordination' of woman as Catholic priest not valid

May 3, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A breakaway Catholic group is in the news for attempting to ordain a woman as a Catholic priest at a non-denominational church in North Carolina.

After visit, Pope Francis says Egypt is a 'sign of hope'

May 3, 2017 - 04:30 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Egypt, saying that given its rich biblical and cultural history, the country is a sign of hope, and has a special role to play in brokering peace in the Middle East.

Papal visit completes anniversary celebrations, Fatima bishop says

May 3, 2017 - 03:10 am .- After a whirlwind trip to Egypt last week, Pope Francis in just 10 days will head to Portugal for the centenary celebration of the Marian apparitions of Fatima, where anticipation is building for the visit of the “bishop in white.”

A day in the life of a cardinal

May 3, 2017 - 12:06 am .- In a radio interview for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, a cardinal from Peru discussed the sanctification of work and outlined a typical day in his own life.

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