Archive of May 28, 2015

For Boko Haram victims – and their babies – Catholics pledge full support

May 28, 2015 - 04:36 pm .- Many escapees of the terrorist group Boko Haram include women and girls who are pregnant as a result of rape, and Nigeria's Catholics have been swift to show solidarity and support for the victims.

Rick Santorum, Catholic and Republican, to run for US president

May 28, 2015 - 03:15 pm .- Second-time presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced his campaign for the U.S. presidency on Wednesday, standing behind his goals to shrink the government, heal the middle class, and focus on social issues, while honing in on his image as a "blue collar conservative."

Obama's immigration order stalls. For 5 million immigrants, now what?

May 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm .- As the Obama administration’s massive immigration order met a roadblock in federal court, Catholic immigration advocates are unhappy but are helping undocumented immigrants any way they can.

Vatican rolls out first-ever guidebook for Arab pilgrims

May 28, 2015 - 09:55 am .- In a move intended to reach out to Arab pilgrims who make their way to the Eternal City, the Vatican has for the first time published a guidebook entirely in the Arabic language.

Another Christian youth is accused over blasphemy law in Pakistan

May 28, 2015 - 06:01 am .- Tension and fear have gripped the Christian community in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, after a Muslim mob attacked the community on Sunday when a young Christian man was accused of blasphemy.

What does four decades as a priest look like? One bishop shares his story

May 28, 2015 - 03:50 am .- On his 40th anniversary as a priest, Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck says he has a deeper understanding of his own vocation than when he was first ordained.

For the Vatican bank, a new direction means profitability

May 28, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The Vatican Bank’s net profits in 2014 jumped to $75.5 million from only $3.2 million the previous year, reflecting a change in its financial management and investments.

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