Archive of August 3, 2017

Civilta Cattolica inspired counterproductive debate, American critics say

Aug 3, 2017 - 10:08 pm .- A prominent Jesuit publication’s essay on American religion and politics continues to provoke responses from critics concerned its two authors fundamentally misunderstand the situation of Catholics in the United States.

Proposed legal immigration limits draw strong criticism from US bishops

Aug 3, 2017 - 04:21 pm .- A Senate proposal for immigration limits backed by President Donald Trump would hurt family unity and exclude too many vulnerable people, the U.S. Catholic bishops have said.

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral dies in hospital

Aug 3, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed in the neck and torso mid-May at the conclusion of Mass at the cathedral of Mexico City, died while at hospital on Thursday.

Canadian robot spider on cathedral spawns Twitter fame

Aug 3, 2017 - 03:12 pm .- On July 27, an enormous spider was seen descending from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.

Knights of Columbus 'modernize' Fourth Degree uniforms

Aug 3, 2017 - 02:56 pm .- The classic ceremonial hats and capes of Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus that you may have seen at Mass or at parish events will now be getting a major alteration.

Malawi's government encourages local Catholic media

Aug 3, 2017 - 10:03 am .- Mawali's information, communication and technology ministry praised the country's Catholic media this week for their evangelization efforts as part of the 51st Communications Sunday.

Why Cardinal Parolin's trip to Russia matters

Aug 3, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State's visit to Russia later this month comes at a crucial juncture for the country, and is packed with both political and religious significance.

Will Democrats’ future include pro-lifers? The debate continues.

Aug 3, 2017 - 03:04 am .- A leading Democratic Party campaigner has signaled openness to pro-life candidates, continuing months of controversy over the party’s future.

The Virgin Mary on a paddle boat? One priest's beach blessing

Aug 3, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Every August, for the feast of the Madonna of the Sea, Italian priest Father Mario Calogiuri takes to the beach of San Foca to bless swimmers and seafarers "between the deckchairs and umbrellas" in a blue swimsuit, according to Italian source La Repubblica.

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