Archive of June 27, 2017

Detroit event combines biking, sacred architecture

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:08 pm .- Nearly 250 pilgrims made their way through downtown Detroit visiting different churches on Sunday.

Unity is more than 'bland uniformity,' Pope tells Orthodox

Jun 27, 2017 - 04:12 pm .- Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, saying their journey toward full communion is one that ought to respect their unique traditions – rather than a uniformity that would, in the end, make the Church more boring.

Mali's first cardinal, Archbishop Jean Zerbo

Jun 27, 2017 - 03:33 pm .- Among those bishops who will be created cardinals at the June consistory is Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, a man who has already been called the “cardinal of peace.”

What does it look like to be gay – and a practicing Catholic?

Jun 27, 2017 - 03:27 pm .- More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.

Hope continues for captured Filipino priest sighted alive

Jun 27, 2017 - 09:04 am .- Captured priest Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob was seen alive on Sunday in a part of a Philippines city under Islamist militant control, Agence France Presse reports.

Local priest named fifth bishop of Allentown, Penn.

Jun 27, 2017 - 07:16 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' pick of Mons. Alfred A. Schlert to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, himself born and raised in the diocese.

Refusal to teach LGBT issues could fail a Jewish school in Britain

Jun 27, 2017 - 07:02 am .- A Jewish girls' school has received a failing report from a British education standards monitor because it did not teach its pupils about sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

The old still have a lot to offer young people, Pope Francis says

Jun 27, 2017 - 04:43 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis said that the older generation should not stop striving in their spiritual lives, but that God calls them to be spiritual ‘grandparents’ to young people, who can learn from their experiences.

'Texting suicide' case could impact assisted suicide legislation

Jun 27, 2017 - 03:25 am .- A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages may have possible implications for physician-assisted suicide cases.

Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2017 - 12:05 am .- Last week, members of a terrorist group destroyed a Catholic chapel, desecrating consecrated hosts and religious icons, during a nine-hour long attack on the town of Malagakit in southern Philippines.  

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