Archive of August 9, 2017

Texas bishop: Don't deport mother of young cancer patient

Aug 9, 2017 - 04:50 pm .- Deportation to Mexico of the mother of a cancer-stricken girl would be cruelty, the Bishop of El Paso has said.

After years of exile, Dominican sisters return to Iraq's Nineveh Plain

Aug 9, 2017 - 04:32 pm .- After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are returning to their homeland to face the daunting challenge of rebuilding their destroyed communities.

Study: Age of pornography exposure affects how men view women

Aug 9, 2017 - 11:45 am .- Pornography exposure affects men’s attitudes towards women, but in different ways depending on the age when they are first exposed, a new study suggests.

Cardinal Parolin says urgency of peace a key reason for Russia trip

Aug 9, 2017 - 11:01 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said he will be going to Russia Aug. 20-24 largely out of a desire to promote peace both there and with the West, and to solidify relations with the Eastern Orthodox.

What it's like to be a missionary in North Korea

Aug 9, 2017 - 06:17 am .- What can a missionary in North Korea do to preach the Gospel in a Communist dictatorship? Simply care for the sick patients he is there to help, says one priest in that situation.

Pope names new bishop for Chaldean eparchy of San Diego

Aug 9, 2017 - 04:46 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has named Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta as head of the eparchy of Saint Peter Apostle of San Diego of the Chaldeans, pulling him from his prior post in Canada.

Pope Francis: Jesus went to the cross for sinners, not the perfect

Aug 9, 2017 - 03:12 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Church doesn't exist for people without faults, but for sinners in need of God's mercy – a point he often returns to – and lamented the fact that there are many Catholics who believe the opposite.

This priest preserves Iraqi culture found in historic manuscripts

Aug 9, 2017 - 03:04 am .- As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow Dominicans are preserving the area’s history and culture through an archive of Christian and other religious manuscripts.

LA archdiocese hosts youth conference to inspire sanctity

Aug 9, 2017 - 12:03 am .- More than 1,600 youth gathered at the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles this weekend for the third annual City of Saints conference, where local teenagers participated in workshops, the sacraments, and fellowship.

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