Archive of September 17, 2015

The story of Japan's hidden Christians emerges from the Vatican archives

Sep 17, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- Collected by a Salesian missionary to Japan in the early 20th century, letters and documents showing the history of Christians in the land of the rising sun were recently restored by the Vatican archives and library.

Chicago archdiocese appoints Commonweal editor as new director of media

Sep 17, 2015 - 03:58 pm .- The Archdiocese of Chicago on Thursday named Grant Gallicho as its director of publications and media, a newly created position. Effective Nov. 1, Gallicho’s duties in his new position will include reviewing the archdiocese’s publications strategy and managing its print and digital properties.

Over 45 million live in poverty as Pope Francis comes to visit

Sep 17, 2015 - 03:01 pm .- Carolyn Smith of Dayton, Ohio was living without food or working utilities and in “in an utter, total state of depression” when a Good Samaritan brought her to the local Catholic Social Services.

Francis: Sex workers, abandoned children are a result of our indifference

Sep 17, 2015 - 07:14 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis said that abandoned children and exploited sex workers forced to live on the street are a “shameful reality” in modern society, and encouraged efforts to find more concrete ways to help them.

Media invent a fake Pope by misusing his words, bishop charges

Sep 17, 2015 - 06:08 am .- A Brazilian bishop has criticized the mainstream media for manipulating and confusing their readers regarding Pope Francis' recent moves in the reform of the annulment process and special permissions regarding confession during the Jubilee of Mercy.

What's the point of education? Bishop Conley has some ideas

Sep 17, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb. vividly remembers his father asking him what on earth he planned to do with his English degree.

Office Depot apologizes after claiming pro-life flier was 'hate material'

Sep 17, 2015 - 12:02 am .- Office Depot officials have apologized to a pro-life Catholic woman in Illinois after their store refused to print her pro-life flier on fetal organ harvesting and prayer for the conversion of the Planned Parenthood abortion provider.

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