Archive of May 19, 2017

A new path for Philadelphia’s historic seminary?

May 19, 2017 - 07:06 pm .- Amid plans for the future of the Philadelphia archdiocese’s historic Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, the seminary and Neumann University have announced a feasibility study into a possible affiliation agreement.

Pope invited by bishops to address the future of Europe

May 19, 2017 - 06:32 pm .- Pope Francis will deliver his fifth speech on the present and future of Europe during an event organized by the Commission of the European Bishops’ Conferences of the European community (COMECE).

The Church needs a unified strategy to counter gender ideology, expert says

May 19, 2017 - 06:09 pm .- Apostolic nuncios attended a crash course last year on gender from an expert in the field, who stressed the need for the Church to develop a unified strategy, based on the faith's basic principles, in fighting gender ideology.

Pope's historic meeting with Huntington's patients offered ray of hope

May 19, 2017 - 03:24 pm .- Pope Francis’ gathering this week with a group of Huntington’s disease patients was a major inspiration for those seeking to increase awareness and research about the condition.

The murder case of Blessed Oscar Romero has been reopened

May 19, 2017 - 01:14 pm .- A nearly 40 year-old murder case was reopened this week to properly prosecute the suspected killer behind the Salvadorian archbishop's martyrdom.

Pope Francis: Church teaching helps us avoid harm of ideology

May 19, 2017 - 11:45 am .- Pope Francis warned that ideologues sow confusion and division in the Church in the name of false clarity, rather than relying on the Pope, the bishops, and Church councils inspired by the Holy Spirit.

In surprise 'mercy Friday' visit, Pope Francis blesses homes of Rome's poor

May 19, 2017 - 10:39 am .- On Friday Pope Francis made a Year-of-Mercy style visit to a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome, blessing the houses of a dozen people, as parish priests do every year during the Easter season.

Planned Parenthood to close its only Wyoming clinic this summer

May 19, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization’s Rocky Mountain region, though officials said it would still exercise a presence in the state.

On Israel-Palestine conflict, the Church cannot stay quiet, bishops say

May 19, 2017 - 12:05 am .- The Catholic Church will speak out against injustice and avoid any attempt to normalize the “festering wound” of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, a commission from the region’s leading Catholic bishops has said.

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