Archive of December 15, 2017

Let clarity and compassion define sexual identity debates, bishops say

Dec 15, 2017 - 03:07 pm .- In a time of cultural conflict and mistaken ideas about sexual identity, religious leaders have put forth their preferred approach.

Apostolic nuncio to US speaks with EWTN News Nightly

Dec 15, 2017 - 02:45 pm .- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, spoke with EWTN News Nightly's Lauren Ashburn on Wednesday, discussing Pope Francis, his background, and his reception within the Church.

Catholic Church in Australia commits to ensuring justice for sex abuse victims

Dec 15, 2017 - 02:12 pm .- In a wide-ranging report released Friday, Australia’s royal commission found serious failings in the protection of children from abuse in the Catholic Church and other major institutions.

Hartford auxiliary bishop resigns at age 72

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- The Holy See announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Christie Macaluso from his position in the Archdiocese of Hartford at the age of 72.

Pope Francis: Music opens our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:41 am .- Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of the mystery of Christmas, said Pope Francis in remarks on Friday.

Swedish cardinal laments attacks on nation's Jewish community

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:01 am .- Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders who have spoken out against the violence. The Bishop of Stockholm sent a personal letter to the community expressing his solidarity with them.

That time a priest was reprimanded by a saint

Dec 15, 2017 - 09:28 am .- When white smoke poured out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on October 16, 1978, Fr. Eamon Kelly, a seminarian studying in Rome at the time, couldn’t have known that he was witnessing the election of a future saint.

A crash course in Miracles 101

Dec 15, 2017 - 03:32 am .- What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?

Guatemalan Supreme Court halts distribution of pro-abortion manual

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:05 am .- The Supreme Court of Guatemala has ruled that the distribution of a manual promoting abortion must be stopped.