Archive of February 12, 2015

Catholic Benefits Association appoints first-ever CEO

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:07 pm .- When hospitals are struggling financially, they bring in Douglas G. Wilson, Jr. to turn around their fortunes.

Latino leadership in the spotlight at intersection of Church and culture

Feb 12, 2015 - 05:18 pm .- Social justice, politics and Latino culture are three areas that are fields for evangelization, a Hispanic ministry leader told young Catholic professionals at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops urge prayer, fasting ahead of Sunday's ceasefire

Feb 12, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the US issued a letter on Wednesday asking their faithful to pray and fast for peace, a day before a tentative ceasefire in Ukraine was agreed on which would end 10 months of fighting.

Enough talk about talking – Iraqi priest calls for action on ISIS

Feb 12, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- An Iraqi priest currently living in Rome said that those living the nightmare of ISIS are tired of hearing talk about dialogue and human rights, and are ready to see concrete action on the part of political leaders.

'A reform to promote harmony' – Pope Francis opens a much-debated consistory

Feb 12, 2015 - 02:13 pm .- A reform to promote a greater harmony in the work of the Roman Curia, in Pope Francis’ words, was the topic of discussion on Thursday, the opening day of an extraordinary consistory of cardinals held at the Vatican.

US pushing Cuba to improve record on human trafficking, State Dept. says

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:41 am .- As the U.S. aims to re-establish full relations with Cuba, it is also pushing the country to redeem its poor track record fighting human trafficking, said a U.S. State Department official.

As church-goers wane, Germany's controversial tax prompts unease

Feb 12, 2015 - 04:02 am .- While church attendees dwindle in Germany, questions have arisen once again over the controversial state-imposed church tax – and whether it's time for the country's bishops to address concerns around it.

Jail, not death: appropriate punishment according to Australia's bishops

Feb 12, 2015 - 02:03 am .- With two of their nationals on Indonesia's death row over drug trafficking offenses, the Australian bishops are appealing to the government to stay their executions by firing squad, believed to be imminent.

Pope prays for migrants killed in Mediterranean boat tragedy

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:24 am .- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said he was following “with concern” the news of hundreds of immigrants who perished in the Mediterranean Sea this week.

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