Archive of July 18, 2017

Two dozen Catholic pages blocked from Facebook without explanation

Jul 18, 2017 - 05:09 pm .- In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons.

Caracas archdiocese rebukes attack on voters in Venezuela referendum

Jul 18, 2017 - 04:28 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas has repudiated Sunday's attack on a referendum in which the vast majority of participants expressed their opposition to the constituent assembly called by President Maduro.

Senate committee considers Callista Gingrich nomination as Vatican ambassador

Jul 18, 2017 - 03:38 pm .- Callista Gingrich, nominated by President Donald Trump as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, laid out her priorities Tuesday at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Report claims decades of abuse against 500 German choir boys

Jul 18, 2017 - 03:37 pm .- A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to physical abuse than originally thought, and accuses the brother of Benedict XVI of turning a blind eye.

Father Giacomo Morandi promoted to CDF secretary

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:19 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Father Giacomo Morandi secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Italian priest had been a subsecretary in the dicastery since 2015.

Corruption trial of former Vatican hospital officials begins

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:48 am .- One year after Vatican City charged a priest and a laywoman in the second “Vatileaks” trial, it has begun a legal process against two laymen accused of misallocating funds from the Vatican-owned children's hospital, Bambino Gesu.

Vatican commission agrees to disagree on Cardinal Stepinac

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:02 am .- A commission of Catholic and Orthodox leaders tasked with examining the wartime record of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac concluded their final session last week, agreeing to disagree about the Croatian cardinal’s cause for canonization.

Would-be bride turns cancelled reception into feast for homeless

Jul 18, 2017 - 03:04 am .- Many couples spend thousands of dollars on their dream wedding. But what happens when you have to call it all off?

Satanic monument in city park a really bad idea, Minn. Catholics say

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:08 am .- A proposed Satanic monument in a city-run veterans’ park has drawn strong opposition from Catholics in Minnesota, who have led prayer rallies and spoken before the Belle Plaine City Council.

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