Archive of May 10, 2017

Catholic schools pull gender identity play aimed at elementary students

May 10, 2017 - 10:04 pm .- A Catholic school district in southern Ontario has responded to complaints after its cancellation of a play about gender identity for elementary students because of age-appropriateness concerns.

South Korean archbishop voices hope for new president

May 10, 2017 - 09:01 pm .- An archbishop in South Korea encouraged the country's new president to bring unity to a nation struggling both from recent scandals and fears over North Korea's weapons tests.  

France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

May 10, 2017 - 04:44 pm .- Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”

Minn. bishop rejects claim he pressured alleged abuse victim

May 10, 2017 - 03:12 pm .- Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minn. has rejected a lawsuit’s assertion that he coerced a deacon candidate into renouncing his claim that a priest sexually abused him as a teen.

Looking to Fatima, Pennsylvania bishops to dedicate dioceses to Mary

May 10, 2017 - 03:08 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania will dedicate each Catholic diocese and eparchy in the state to the Virgin Mary later this year.  

Let's continue to grow in unity, Francis urges Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 10, 2017 - 11:06 am .- Following his trip to Egypt last month, Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Tawadros II, expressing his hope that their Churches will continue to work toward unity in the sacraments.

Filipino bishops praise cross-country march against death penalty

May 10, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have praised a cross-country march showing opposition to the restoration of the death penalty.

Pope: Mary's 'yes' echoes the joy, suffering of every mother

May 10, 2017 - 05:56 am .- Days before his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis said Mary’s ‘yes’ at the Annunciation was more than a yes to bearing the Son of God, but was also an acceptance of everything she would endure after – something every mother experiences with a new child.  

Vatican astronomer: If you're afraid of science, you don't have faith

May 10, 2017 - 03:04 am .- The Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, who has worked as an astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican for more than 20 years, told journalists Monday that faith and reason are hardly at odds.

A personal look at Fatima's saintly Sister Lucia

May 10, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Fatima visionary Lucia dos Santos was saintly woman – not because she saw visions of Mary, but because of her raw humanity, simplicity, and even her sense of humor, says the cardinal who opened her cause for canonization.

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