Archive of January 17, 2018

Knights of Columbus praise increased US aid for persecuted Iraqis

Jan 17, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The federal government has pledged $55 million in aid for religious and ethnic groups that have faced ISIS persecution in Iraq’s Ninewa Province, drawing praise from the Knights of Columbus, a supporter of humanitarian efforts in the region.

New Los Angeles ministry aims to help families of the imprisoned

Jan 17, 2018 - 04:49 pm .- Families with loved ones in prison are feeling isolated, and a new initiative of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is setting out to change that.

Christ statue in Peru suffers smoke damage

Jan 17, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- Last weekend, just days before Pope Francis' visit to Peru, a fire was set that damaged part of Cristo del Pacifico, a 120 foot tall statue located in Lima, the nation's capital.

Peace and progress start with education, Francis says at Chilean university

Jan 17, 2018 - 03:31 pm .- Speaking to Chilean university students and academics Wednesday, Pope Francis said Catholic educational institutions play a prophetic role in helping future generations tackle problems with an integrated, inclusive approach.

Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

Jan 17, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early as age 13.

Join the 9 Days for Life campaign of prayer and action

Jan 17, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- The US Conference of Catholic Bishops have beefed up their social media presence for the 9 Days for Life novena, calling Catholics not only to prayer but to action within communities, both virtual and local.

Faith is an adventure, Pope Francis tells Chilean youth

Jan 17, 2018 - 02:21 pm .- In a meeting with youth during his second full day in Chile, Pope Francis said that faith is a grand adventure, one that gives young people the inspiration to overcome difficulties and dream big.

Trump to address March for Life via livestream

Jan 17, 2018 - 01:50 pm .- U.S. President Donald Trump will address participants in the 45th national March for Life via live video, the White House confirmed Wednesday.  

Pope appeals for unity, non-violence in Chile's torn Mapuche zone

Jan 17, 2018 - 07:08 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Chile's largely indigenous Araucania region, long divided by violent conflict. He stressed the importance of unity, which he said cannot be achieved through violence or forced uniformity.

Who cheats? The demographics of faith and infidelity

Jan 17, 2018 - 04:00 am .- Last week, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admitted to an extramarital affair with his former hairdresser, although he denied allegations that he subsequently blackmailed her.

Bishop: Congo 'gained heroes' when protesters shed blood

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:14 am .- The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while demonstrating against the presidency of Joseph Kabila.