Archive of September 1, 2017

Ahead of ballot, Australian bishops reaffirm Church can't support gay marriage

Sep 1, 2017 - 02:58 pm .- As a non-binding poll on same-sex marriage in Australia looms, some leading Catholic bishops have again clarified Catholic teaching that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

In deadly CAR conflict, Catholic seminary shelters 2,000 Muslims

Sep 1, 2017 - 02:46 pm .- Thousands of Muslim refugees have fled deadly militias in the Central African Republic thanks to Bangassou’s Bishop Juan José Aguirre Munoz.

In rare WSJ op-ed, Cardinal Sarah says Fr. Martin's LGBT outreach falls short

Sep 1, 2017 - 01:07 pm .- Catholic outreach to LGBT individuals must always include the truth about Catholic teaching and chastity, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an article responding to Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin.

England mourns death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Updated)

Sep 1, 2017 - 10:52 am .- Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who served as Archbishop of Westminster for nine years, from 2000-2009, died Friday at the age of 85 after a brief hospitalization. He was well known for his efforts to promote unity between Catholics and Anglicans.

Pope, Patriarch: Care for creation includes respect for people

Sep 1, 2017 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew sent a joint message Friday for the World Day of Care for Creation, which says that we have lost sight of our responsibility for God’s creation, including our fellow human beings.

Arizona, New Mexico bishops ask Trump to keep DACA

Sep 1, 2017 - 04:38 am .- The Catholic bishops of Arizona and New Mexico have joined the growing chorus of voices calling on President Donald Trump to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA).

Holy brainteasers? Catholic puzzle book hopes to point readers to God

Sep 1, 2017 - 03:19 am .- With hopes of leading Catholics to a deeper search for Christ, a new puzzle book from Ave Maria Press challenges readers to expand their interaction with God’s mysteries.

Evangelicals' Nashville Statement 'largely consonant' with Catholic thought

Sep 1, 2017 - 12:08 am .- An Evangelical Christian coalition’s statement on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity is “largely consonant” with Catholic thought, according to one commentator.

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