Archive of August 8, 2017

Could 'British values' anti-extremism push jeopardize Catholics?

Aug 8, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- A government proposal in the United Kingdom to set up an anti-extremism commission could unjustly affect faithful Christians, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has warned.

In predominantly Catholic Guam, clergy sex abuse lawsuits near 100-mark

Aug 8, 2017 - 04:55 pm .- Nearly 100 lawsuits have accused Catholic clergy in Guam of sex abuse over a 50 year timespan, alleging assault, manipulation and intimidation of the alleged victims, according to a new report.

In wake of Civilta Cattolica piece, Evangelicals seek papal chat

Aug 8, 2017 - 03:49 pm .- Some U.S. evangelical Christian leaders want to talk with Pope Francis about a prominent Jesuit-run journal’s essay on Christianity and American politics that depicted some Catholic-Evangelical collaboration as an “ecumenism of hate.”

Venezuelan bishop confirms fraudulence of national elections

Aug 8, 2017 - 03:40 pm .- The crisis in Venezuela continues to deepen following elections for a Constituent Assembly promoted by President Nicolás Maduro. In its wake, the bishops of the country, supported by the Vatican, have continued to speak out against potential fraud in the elections and to demand an immediate solution.

Vatican clarifies: Gay couple received standard form letter from Pope, not endorsement

Aug 8, 2017 - 11:59 am .- A congratulatory letter sent from Pope Francis to a same-sex couple regarding the baptism of their children was a standard form letter sent to all who write to the Pope, a Vatican source has confirmed.

Planned Parenthood investigators appeal case to US Supreme Court

Aug 8, 2017 - 10:33 am .- David Daleiden, the undercover journalist behind the 2015 Planned Parenthood videos, has appealed to the US Supreme Court for the release of more undercover footage from National Abortion Federation conventions.

The making of a Catholic travel documentary

Aug 8, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Candid Camera, the show that caught video of unwitting people in bizarre situations, premiered in 1984 and is considered by most to be the birth of the reality TV genre.

Ukranian archeparchy in Philadelphia gets a new auxiliary bishop

Aug 8, 2017 - 05:45 am .- On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has named Fr. Andriy Rabiy, who has a background in child protection, as an auxiliary bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia just got a group of young Carmelite nuns

Aug 8, 2017 - 03:01 am .- The archdiocese of Philadelphia voiced joy and gratitude for 10 young Discalced Carmelite nuns and a new chaplain who have recently transferred to the local Carmelite monastery.

Why the Feast of St. Dominic is not actually the Dominicans' biggest feast day

Aug 8, 2017 - 12:38 am .- Tuesday marks the Feast Day of St. Dominic, the 13th century priest known for founding the Order of Preachers, commonly called the Dominicans, and for spreading devotion to the Rosary.

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