Archive of August 25, 2017

Corpus Christi bishop: remember those who can't flee Hurricane Harvey

Aug 25, 2017 - 04:35 pm .- As Hurricane Harvey approached, the Bishop of Corpus Christi was preparing to ride out the storm. He urged the country to remember that many people are forced to stay, especially the poorest.

India's president praises Church for assistance to the poor

Aug 25, 2017 - 03:57 pm .- A group of bishops from across India met with the country's new president and vice-president on Thursday, with both leaders voicing their support of the Church's work in spiritual development and assistance to the poor.

Cardinal Parolin: Russia has key responsibility in brokering world peace

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- After his recent visit to Russia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said a key message of his overall “positive” trip was the crucial role the country plays in working for peace, which he voiced to President Vladimir Putin.

Video shows ISIS destroying Catholic church, threatening Rome

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 am .- A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate a Catholic church.

Pope Francis sends message of encouragement to imprisoned youth

Aug 25, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday sent a video message to youth in a prison in Argentina who are part of a program helping them attend university while in jail, praising the program and speaking words of encouragement for their futures.

From addiction to ordination: a homeless man's journey to priesthood

Aug 25, 2017 - 03:25 am .- Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.

Australian priest rips confession proposal as government 'intrusion'

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:03 am .- An Australian priest has called the Royal Commission's recent proposal to enforce law requiring that clergy face criminal charges if they do not disclose details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional a breach of religious tolerance.

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