Archive of August 7, 2017

Let Christian chastity be our guide, not the world, Scottish bishop says

Aug 7, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- A chaste life and closeness to Christ is the vocation of every Christian, Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell has said in response to questions about ministry to people with same-sex attraction.

Welsh pub renames beer after seminarian mix-up

Aug 7, 2017 - 04:19 pm .- How does a pub make up for mistakenly trying to kick out a group of celebrating seminarians? By naming a beer after them and calling it the “Thirsty Priests.”

Former Phoenix bishop 'categorically denies' sex abuse claim

Aug 7, 2017 - 12:37 pm .- Bishop Thomas O’Brien, the former bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, has denied allegations he sexually molested a young boy in the late 1970s and early '80s.

Pope urges Peruvians to focus on hope, unity ahead of trip

Aug 7, 2017 - 12:32 pm .- Pope Francis has sent a special message to Peruvians ahead of his visit to their country next year, telling them to look to the great saints of the nation as they prepare, and pointing to hope and unity as key areas of reflection.

Pope Francis visits Blessed Paul VI's tomb on anniversary of his death

Aug 7, 2017 - 11:51 am .- On Sunday morning Pope Francis descended to the grotto beneath St Peter's Basilica, where many past Popes are buried, to pray at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI.

Pope Francis offers prayers after deadly Nigeria attack

Aug 7, 2017 - 07:26 am .- After a bloody attack at a Catholic Church in southern Nigeria left 11 dead and several more wounded, Pope Francis conveyed his sympathy to the victims and their families, assuring the community of his prayer.

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