Archive of August 11, 2017

A bishop's plea: Don't forget victims of war and cholera in Yemen

Aug 11, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- A deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen could continue indefinitely without an end to the civil war, says a bishop in the region who has pleaded for the faithful to pray and for an end to arms sales to the parties.

Critic: German Catholicism is rich – but in the wrong ways

Aug 11, 2017 - 03:26 pm .- The Catholic Church in Germany is “spiritually impoverished and in decline, yet rich in material means.”

Priest counters claim that God ordained Trump to nuke North Korea

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:54 pm .- A Texas Catholic priest has countered the claim of Texas Baptist pastor and adviser to Trump, Pastor Robert Jeffress, who claimed on Thursday that the president has been given “authority by God” to use nuclear force against North Korea.

Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:54 am .- For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a report from the Catholic Multimedia Center.

German nun renowned for treating lepers in Pakistan dies at 87

Aug 11, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Sr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born Catholic missionary who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died Thursday at the age of 87.

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

Aug 11, 2017 - 03:32 am .- “We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12. 

Aleppo's Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:03 am .- After the Syrian city of Aleppo lost over half its Christian population during the conflict among government forces and various rebel groups, its Melkite archbishop is determined to rebuild from the ashes.

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