Archive of June 16, 2017

Be a Good Samaritan to Christians in Syria and Iraq, bishop pleads

Jun 16, 2017 - 06:01 pm .- As the U.S. bishops discussed immigration at their annual meeting this week, one Syriac Catholic bishop begged them not to forget Christian refugees in Syria and the Middle East.

Is there a pontifical commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae?

Jun 16, 2017 - 05:19 pm .- As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors.

US bishops urge caution as Senate considers health care bill

Jun 16, 2017 - 04:52 pm .- The US bishops’ annual meeting included on Thursday a discussion on health care, focusing on efforts in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act.

US bishops ask forgiveness from survivors of clergy sex abuse

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:35 pm .- The Beatitudes call us to own our responsibility for suffering in the world, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta preached on Wednesday at a Mass for victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Stolen relic of St John Bosco's brain recovered

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:57 am .- A relic of St. John Bosco, which had been stolen from an Italian basilica two weeks ago, has been recovered, the local Prosecutor's Office reported.

Pope picks secretary for Dicastery on Integral Human Development

Jun 16, 2017 - 09:32 am .- On Friday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ pick of human rights expert Fr. Bruno-Marie Duffé for secretary of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, making him the final piece of the leadership puzzle for the new department.

Mental health has a spiritual element, Holy See reminds UN

Jun 16, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The Holy See's representative to the United Nations appealed Wednesday to the Human Rights Council to couple psychological treatment with spiritual care.

Saving ancient Christian cultures…one story at a time

Jun 16, 2017 - 03:12 am .- Ancient artifacts. Centuries-old legends. Prayers dating back to the time of Christ. An enemy seeking to destroy it all. And a team of dedicated scholars trying to save the memories before it’s too late.

Cameroon's bishops ask state action to protect clergy in wake of murder

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:04 am .- After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of Cameroon have called on the national government to take up its task of protecting human life.

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