Archive of May 30, 2017

Pope Francis: A shepherd must freely follow the Spirit

May 30, 2017 - 04:53 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday urged priests and bishops not to be afraid to “step down completely” from their assignment when they are called to a new duty.

In historic move, Irish nuns to give up three Dublin hospitals

May 30, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- Ireland's Sisters of Charity will end their management of three Dublin hospitals, the sisters have announced, saying they will hand over control to a group that will not follow Catholic medical ethics.

Portland archbishop calls for prayer, action following train stabbing

May 30, 2017 - 02:55 pm .- Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon, urged his followers on Facebook to practice Christ-like actions after a stabbing attack on a commuter train Friday left two people dead.

In Rome, Catholic Charismatic Renewal to celebrate 50 years

May 30, 2017 - 02:09 pm .- Some 30,000 followers of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal will be in Rome this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement with meetings and Mass, culminating in a prayer vigil led by Pope Francis in the Circus Maximus.

Kidnapped Filipino priest pleads for help in video

May 30, 2017 - 11:49 am .- A week after Islamist militants kidnapped some 240 Catholics in the Philippines, a video has surfaced online showing one of the hostages, Fr. Chito Suganob, calling for the government to halt their military offensive in the city.

Vatican: South Sudan not on Pope's itinerary for 2017

May 30, 2017 - 06:25 am .- On Friday Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed that while Pope Francis had voiced his desire to travel South Sudan for an ecumenical visit alongside Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, it won’t be happening this year.

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