Archive of January 3, 2018

Fr. Piero Gheddo, envoy to the peripheries, dies at 88

Jan 3, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- One of the Church’s great media missionaries of the 20th century, Fr. Piero Gheddo, died last month at the age of 88. Gheddo died on Dec. 20, after more than half a century of work in Catholic media apostolates.  

Archbishop: Is the Nigerian government looking for missing nuns?

Jan 3, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- A Nigerian archbishop has urged authorities to intensify their investigation of six nuns who remain missing after being kidnapped in November.

Reversing course, FEMA allows religious groups to receive disaster aid

Jan 3, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that houses of worship will now be eligible to receive federal disaster relief funds, after outcry from religious leaders in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Facebook bias crippling Catholic ads, critic says

Jan 3, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- A Facebook-based Catholic fundraising campaign suffered “critical” delays in the key donation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Facebook’s new scrutiny of ads aimed at religious audiences is to blame, one social media expert has charged.

Bishop Barron: Don’t water down Christianity

Jan 3, 2018 - 01:21 pm .- Speaking to some 8,000 people at a Catholic leadership conference, Bishop Robert Barron said on Tuesday that trust in the risen Christ should give us the courage to preach the truth boldly.

Bishop urges Trump admin to extend protections for El Salvador migrants

Jan 3, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The Bishop of El Paso is urging the Trump administration to extend a temporary residency program for Salvadoran migrants for the sake of keeping families together, as a deadline looms for the Department of Homeland Security to make a decision.

Judge orders more mediation to resolve Minn. clergy abuse settlements

Jan 3, 2018 - 03:32 am .- Disputes over clergy abuse settlements in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis have led a federal bankruptcy judge to order a return to mediation for all the parties involved.

Pope Francis: Sin separates us from both God and neighbor

Jan 3, 2018 - 03:03 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis emphasized how sin breaks our relationship with God and with our community, which is why at the beginning of every Mass we pause to recognize our sinfulness and ask for forgiveness.

Eight dead in crackdown on church-organized protests of DRC president

Jan 3, 2018 - 12:08 am .- Eight people were killed and more than 120 were arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during church-organized protests held Sunday calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down.