Archive of December 17, 2015

Utah diocese: Miracles happen. The 'bleeding' Host wasn't one

Dec 17, 2015 - 03:25 pm .- Red bread mold, and not a miracle, caused the changed appearance of a Eucharistic host that some said was bleeding, an inquiry by the Diocese of Salt Lake City has confirmed.

Regensburg bishop breaks with fellow Germans to oppose 'gender theory'

Dec 17, 2015 - 03:15 pm .- The Bishop of Regensburg spoke out against “gender theory” in a homily recently made available in English – chastising the German bishops' conference for presenting the idea “as being basically compatible with Catholic belief.”

Pope Francis receives a birthday cake as he turns 79

Dec 17, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- A chorus burst of 'Happy Birthday' and the smell of birthday cake filled the Vatican today as a crowd of young people from the Italian lay movement 'Azione Cattolica' gathered to festively wish Pope Francis a happy birthday as he turned 79 years old.

New York Archdiocese responds to priest embezzlement claims

Dec 17, 2015 - 06:56 am .- The Archdiocese of New York says that it takes seriously accusations in a recent lawsuit claiming that a New York priest embezzled money and maintained scandalous personal habits, while also saying that a diocesan investigation has found nothing to substantiate the allegations.

Has much changed since India’s 2008 massacre of Christians?

Dec 17, 2015 - 03:04 am .- Though it has been almost a decade since a spat of violence left nearly 100 Christians dead in the Indian state of Odisha, it’s still foggy as to whether or not things have improved.