Archive of June 9, 2017

Combat the world's elitism with inclusion, Pope encourages youth

Jun 9, 2017 - 04:31 pm .- Pope Francis participated in a Google Hangout on Friday with youth from around the world, emphasizing that “everyone has meaning,” even though the world will try to exclude certain people.

Could US tax reform drive down charitable giving?

Jun 9, 2017 - 03:42 pm .- As President Donald Trump and Congress get set to undertake tax reform, some are concerned that Republican tax proposals could lead to drastic reductions in charitable giving.

Suffering will come, but encounter it with prayer, Francis advises

Jun 9, 2017 - 02:56 pm .- During Mass on Friday, Pope Francis urged Christians to more prayer and hope, especially during the difficult times, instead of finding pleasures in vanity.

Behold, Catholic beard balm (yes, it's a thing)

Jun 9, 2017 - 12:03 pm .- What do you do with an excess of chrism and a plethora of Catholic men with beards?

Polish bishops see continuity between Amoris laetitia, Familiaris consortio

Jun 9, 2017 - 11:18 am .- The pastoral care of families was one of the key areas of discussion for Poland's bishops in their latest plenary assembly, which focused on continuity between the teaching of St. John Paul II and Pope Francis.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Tehran attacks

Jun 9, 2017 - 08:00 am .- After twin terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran, earlier this week, Pope Francis condemned the 'barbaric' act of violence and offered his prayers for the victims and their families.  

Women play a key role in interfaith dialogue, Pope says

Jun 9, 2017 - 07:11 am .- On Friday Pope Francis said women have an essential role to play in interreligious dialogue given their natural ability to build relationships and fraternity, making their involvement necessary in all areas of society.

Iraqi Christians endure despite persecution, Chaldean bishop says

Jun 9, 2017 - 06:04 am .- Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material needs are met, a Chaldean Catholic bishop has said.

This priest and three companions were killed for the faith in Iraq

Jun 9, 2017 - 03:04 am .- When Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni was confronted by armed men after celebrating the Eucharist at his Chaldean Catholic parish in Mosul, they asked him why he was still there and why he hadn't closed the church as they had demanded.

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