Archive of July 11, 2017

Macron scrutinized for blaming Africa's poverty on high birthrate

Jul 11, 2017 - 04:21 pm .- French President Emmanuel Macron has been under attack for identifying Africa’s development issue as a problem of overpopulation, ignoring the effects of France’s imperialism.

Why Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter is now called a Servant of God

Jul 11, 2017 - 01:34 pm .- Nathaniel Hawthorne added the “w” to his last name because one of his ancestors was John Hathorne, a Salem witch trial judge, and he wanted to distance himself from that legacy. Raised in a Calvinist milieu, Hawthorne was not a regular churchgoer, but as anyone who read The Scarlet Letter in high school knows, he was conversant with religious themes of sin, judgement, forgiveness, and mercy.

Cleveland, Juneau dioceses receive new bishops

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:25 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis appointed Fr. Andrew Bellisario, C.M., as Bishop of Juneau, and Auxiliary Bishop Nelson Perez as Bishop of Cleveland.

Pope Francis creates new path to beatification under ‘offering of life’

Jul 11, 2017 - 06:22 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis declared a new category of Christian life suitable for consideration of beatification called “offering of life” – in which a person has died prematurely through an offering of their life for love of God and neighbor.

Missionaries of Charity copyright blue and white sari

Jul 11, 2017 - 06:04 am .- The Missionaries of Charity have patented the white and blue sari designed by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, obtaining a legal copyright recognizing the pattern as the intellectual property of the order.

Gluten and Communion: What's a celiac to do?

Jul 11, 2017 - 03:01 am .- The norms regarding gluten and Communion hosts that went viral this weekend are nothing new in the Catholic Church.

An answer to prayers: priestly ordinations reach new peak in Scotland

Jul 11, 2017 - 12:38 am .- Twelve men are set to be ordained priests in Scotland this year, a 20-year high that Catholic leaders credited to prayers and other work to encourage vocations.

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