Archive of August 2, 2017

Venezuelan cardinal warns President Maduro over deaths of protestors

Aug 2, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas has warned President Nicolás Maduro and the high command of the armed forces that they will be accountable to God for the deaths of Venezuelans killed by military personnel and Chavista groups during demonstrations against the country’s contentious Constituent Assembly.

What a missionary to North Korea told the Knights of Columbus convention

Aug 2, 2017 - 03:20 pm .- Service to the poor on the peripheries of society was a theme of the 2017 Knights of Columbus States Dinner held Tuesday evening in St. Louis.

Christian leaders unite to oppose assisted suicide in Australia

Aug 2, 2017 - 02:11 pm .- Catholics and Christian leaders from several denominations have joined forces in the Australian state of Victoria to decry a bill in favor of assisted suicide, expected to be proposed and voted on later this year.

Knights of Columbus to raise $2 million to rebuild Iraqi town

Aug 2, 2017 - 10:10 am .- The Knights of Columbus on Tuesday announced it will raise and donate $2 million to re-settle Iraqi Christian families displaced by the Islamic State in their home town of Karemlesh on the Nineveh Plain.

Haitian children, Andrea Bocelli sing for Pope Francis

Aug 2, 2017 - 09:56 am .- Wednesday there was a special surprise at the end of Pope Francis' general audience – a performance by acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and a choir of 60 children from the poorest areas of Haiti.

Vatican justice branch sets anti-corruption goals for 2018

Aug 2, 2017 - 09:32 am .- After hosting a discussion earlier this summer, the Vatican office for justice has outlined several goals and action points in their plan to fight corruption, which will be a central focus for the upcoming year.

The story of the 26 year-old Filipino Jesuit on the road to sainthood

Aug 2, 2017 - 06:04 am .- Brother Richie Fernando was a 26 year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines when in 1996 he died protecting his Cambodian students from a hand grenade.

To be a Christian means to have hope even in darkness, Pope Francis says

Aug 2, 2017 - 04:58 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian means to have hope in the light of Christ, which we are filled with at our Baptism, even in the midst of difficulties or darkness.

First human embryos edited in the USA. Here's why it's problematic.

Aug 2, 2017 - 03:04 am .- Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in the United States, but Catholic ethicists warn that the procedure was morally objectionable for many reasons.

In August, watch this meteor shower named for a saint

Aug 2, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked to death by the Romans on an outdoor grill.

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