Archive of June 7, 2017

Why this bill could be crucial for Iraq's beleaguered Christians

Jun 7, 2017 - 04:55 pm .- After a myriad of reports of United States humanitarian aid not reaching Christian genocide survivors in Iraq, their advocates in the U.S. are hoping that will change very soon.

Texas bishops decry state's new immigration law

Jun 7, 2017 - 04:40 pm .- Two Texas bishops have defended from charges of fear mongering the opponents of a new law which targets sanctuary cities for immigrants, explaining that the bill draws little distinction between criminals and undocumented immigrants.

Autopsy raises questions about circumstances of African bishop's death

Jun 7, 2017 - 03:17 pm .- Local news reports say that “signs of torture” have been found on the body of a Cameroonian bishop whose body was found in a river last week.

This cloistered nun got her doctorate in aerospace engineering

Jun 7, 2017 - 12:05 pm .- A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for her doctorate in Aerospace Engineering.  

Increasing homelessness a worrisome trend for Archbishop Gomez

Jun 7, 2017 - 11:33 am .- The Archbishop of Los Angeles has urged a prayerful and prudent response to a housing crisis in his city, relating the problem to the link between human and environmental ecology.

Nun urges Catholic prayer breakfast attendees to keep the faith

Jun 7, 2017 - 10:43 am .- To preserve their future and reveal the life found within the Church, Catholics in the United States must not forget their faith, but should find hope within it.

Mother Teresa was heroic – but maybe not for the reasons you think

Jun 7, 2017 - 06:01 am .- There are many things about Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta that could be called heroic – her tireless service to the world's most rejected and her courageous witness to millions of what it is to live the Gospel, just to name a couple.

Pope: Don't be afraid to call on the Father – he won't abandon you

Jun 7, 2017 - 04:43 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that we have a God we are taught to call ‘Father’ – a father who never leaves us and who we can call on in prayer at any moment.

Salesians eager to recover relic of St John Bosco's brain

Jun 7, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Police in Italy are investigating the missing relic of the brain of St. John Bosco, which was reportedly stolen from its reliquary on Friday night.

Mythologizing the devil won't end well, Archbishop Chaput warns

Jun 7, 2017 - 12:04 am .- A society that relies on reason and technology, without faith, risks forgetting God and making a deal with the devil, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has warned.

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