Archive of December 11, 2017

Cardinal Kasper: The controversy surrounding Amoris Laetitia has come to an end

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:00 pm .- The controversy regarding Amoris laetitia has come to an end, according to German cardinal Walter Kasper. What is more, he has affirmed that the admission of remarried divorced persons to the sacraments in individual cases is, in his view, the only correct interpretation of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation.

Analysis: What is the context of Pope Francis’ words on the Lord’s Prayer?

Dec 11, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- Pope Francis’ remarks on the “wrong” translation of the Lord’s Prayer in a TV show hosted by the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s TV2000 network are part of a wider debate that has taken place in Italy for over two decades.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival draws tens of thousands

Dec 11, 2017 - 05:10 pm .- The Church in Australia kicked off Advent with a Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney last weekend, drawing some 20,000 attendees and including the country's largest Mass since the World Youth Day in 2008.

Soros money means legal trouble for Amnesty's Ireland abortion campaign

Dec 11, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- Amnesty International is in no position to oppose an Irish law against foreign political funding now that it is under scrutiny for taking money from U.S. financier George Soros’ Open Society Foundations to target the country’s abortion restrictions, Irish pro-life advocates have said.

Arlington priest pays restitution for burning KKK cross in family's lawn

Dec 11, 2017 - 03:48 pm .- An Arlington priest who was formerly a KKK member has written an apology letter and paid restitution to a family for burning a cross in their lawn in 1977.

Vatican conference highlights role of laity in addressing modern challenges

Dec 11, 2017 - 03:12 pm .- Leading lay experts and top Vatican officials have joined forces this week to talk about how they can collaborate in addressing key areas of modern concern, placing a special emphasis on the role of laypeople.

Analysis: What the Vatican does to stop money laundering

Dec 11, 2017 - 01:30 pm .- The Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See’s financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in a report published last week.

Court rejects Washington archdiocese's Advent metro ad

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:23 am .- A federal court has denied relief to the Archdiocese of Washington, in its request for an injunction that would have allowed it to run bus ads encouraging riders to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Pope Francis: Health care is part of the Church’s mission

Dec 11, 2017 - 06:48 am .- Just as Jesus healed people during his earthly mission, care for the sick is a mission the entire Church is called to take part in, Pope Francis said in a message published Monday for the World Day of the Sick.