Archive of May 9, 2017

Blessing of cross begins rebuilding of Iraqi towns destroyed by Islamic State

May 9, 2017 - 10:07 pm .- With the blessing of the cross raised up in the city of Bakhdida May 2, the reconstruction of the towns in the Plain of Nineveh in Iraq destroyed by the Islamic State officially began.

In bill veto, Oklahoma takes a stand against loan sharks

May 9, 2017 - 05:10 pm .- The governor of Oklahoma vetoed a bill that would have drastically increased the interest rates of payday loans, joining the fight of the bishops around the country who have pushed back on similar legislation.

Want to engage secular culture? An Irish bishop provides a guide.

May 9, 2017 - 03:04 pm .- Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in public life, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said.

Catholic bishop urges Macron to fight for France's good

May 9, 2017 - 02:19 pm .- After Emmanuel Macron won the presidential elections in France, the head of the country's bishops urged the new leader to help alleviate local woes such as unemployment and political division.

Kidnapped Indian priest pleads for help in new video

May 9, 2017 - 05:04 am .- Fourteen months after his kidnapping in March 2016, Salesian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil has appeared in another video asking for help in obtaining his release, criticizing the response of a local bishop and the Indian government.

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