Archive of June 29, 2017

Laos' first cardinal focused on evangelization, dialogue

Jun 29, 2017 - 03:45 pm .- When selecting new cardinals, Pope Francis has often sought to go to the “peripheries” of the Church, which is particularly notable in his elevation of Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun of Paksé.

New Mexico bishop takes charge in fighting sex abuse, healing wounds

Jun 29, 2017 - 02:06 pm .- The Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico added three names earlier this year to its list of workers against whom there are credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, as part of the diocesan commitment to transparency and youth protection.

Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short

Jun 29, 2017 - 01:10 pm .- There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity,” and given the topic, it’s understandable why.

Peter and Paul are the columns on whom the Church rests, Pope recalls

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:16 pm .- Saints Peter and Paul are pillars of the Church and a reminder that God is with us always, Pope Francis said Thursday in St. Peter's Square.

New US archbishops look forward to serving God in their local Churches

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:49 am .- Newly-appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world received the traditional woolen vestment called a pallium during a special Mass with Pope Francis on Thursday.

Anglicans, Methodists in UK consider sharing ministers

Jun 29, 2017 - 06:08 am .- The Methodist Church in Britain and the Church of England announced Sunday that each ecclesial community is considering a proposal that would enable the sharing of clergy between them.

Pope: To be a disciple, Jesus must be the center of your life

Jun 29, 2017 - 03:01 am .- On Thursday, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis said that we can’t just know about our faith, but we must live our faith, with Jesus as the center of our hearts and lives.

Why choose celibacy? A gay Catholic speaks out

Jun 29, 2017 - 02:58 am .- 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.

Cardinal Pell to take leave while facing abuse charges in Australia

Jun 29, 2017 - 01:34 am .- After Australian police announced that they have charged him on multiple counts of sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell has maintained his innocence, saying he will take leave from his responsibilities in the Vatican to clear his name.

St John XXIII's relics will visit his home diocese in 2018

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:02 am .- The Diocese of Bergamo announced yesterday that next year the body of St. John XXIII will return to the city, his native diocese, for a visit expected to last about two weeks.

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