Archive of August 30, 2017

Here's what Benedict XVI's former students will discuss next month

Aug 30, 2017 - 03:32 pm .- The persecution and martyrdom of Christians will be the topic of discussion at an annual gathering of Pope Benedict XVI’s former theology students, who will meet in Rome Sept. 1-3 for a reunion and symposium.

Argentine pastoral letter: 'Accompaniment' in marriage must be faithful

Aug 30, 2017 - 02:10 pm .- A pastoral letter on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia by Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina is being welcomed as “great news” for its clarity and directness.

After three years of ISIS occupation, the Mass returns to Mosul

Aug 30, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they return, so does the Mass.

A little bit of 'youthful euphoria' is healthy for Christian life, Pope says

Aug 30, 2017 - 04:44 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain a healthy dose of the joy experienced in our first encounter with Christ, which he said must serve as a constant motivation to spread the good news.

How this Catholic saint might be the patron of opioid addicts

Aug 30, 2017 - 03:01 am .- As the opioid addiction crisis rises to the threshold of a national emergency, the story of a little-known Catholic saint from the early 20th century is offering hope to those devastated by it.

US bishops to hold special collection for Hurricane Harvey victims

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:03 am .- The vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a special nationwide collection in upcoming weeks to aid victims and dioceses affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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