Archive of February 1, 2018

Jim Caviezel to play St. Luke in upcoming St. Paul biopic

Feb 1, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- It has been more that a decade since Jim Caviezel played Jesus in the “Passion of the Christ.” This spring, he’ll play St. Luke in another major religious film, “Paul, the Apostle of Christ,” opening in theaters on March 28.

Chilean court dismisses case of bishop accused of abuse

Feb 1, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The Iquique Court of Appeals in northern Chile has officially closed an investigation against the Bishop Emeritus of Iquique, Marco Órdenes, accused of rape. A canonical investigation into the bishop is still ongoing.

This Catholic school’s official holiday is Groundhog Day?

Feb 1, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Students at the University of Dallas have an unusual favorite holiday. Groundhog Day.

Report: Vandals on Catholic campus target pro-life community

Feb 1, 2018 - 04:47 pm .- Recent vandalism on the Catholic campus of Bellarmine University reportedly targeted the school’s pro-life community, destroying a “Cemetery of Innocents” display with pro-abortion messages.

For excommunicated group, Bishop Conley discusses path to unity

Feb 1, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb. is in talks with local members of the dissenting Catholic group Call to Action to lift a two-decade-old excommunication if they sincerely profess the Catholic faith.

Cristo Rey Network puts low-income students to work--and on to college

Feb 1, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- As urban Catholic schools nationwide are closing their doors, it may come as a surprise that the Catholic Cristo Rey Network says it is on-pace to expand to a total of 50 schools within the next decade. The network says that it can provide Catholic education in low-income areas for a fraction of the cost of other high schools.

An Astros rosary for Pope Francis

Feb 1, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- A Catholic parish in Houston is encouraging sports fans to pray with handmade rosaries in the colors of their favorite professional teams. They’re encouraging the Pope to pray with one too.  

Commentary: A Consistent Ethic of Life Must Begin with Defending Life Itself

Feb 1, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- When it comes to the Church’s pro-life witness, consistency matters. Ignoring or denying human dignity in one sphere, undermines our defense of human dignity in other spheres. When we emphasize only one note, we lose the harmony of the whole symphony of truth.

‘God had his hand on us’- An interview with the real-life heroes of ‘15:17 to Paris’

Feb 1, 2018 - 12:04 pm .- CNA recently interviewed Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone, real-life heroes and stars of "15:17 to Paris."

In February prayer video, Pope urges global leaders to resist corruption

Feb 1, 2018 - 10:26 am .- Pope Francis in his latest prayer video places a spotlight on the problem of corruption, saying that it is the root of most societal evils and praying that those in power would be able to resist its allure.

Remember you're going to die, Pope Francis counsels

Feb 1, 2018 - 09:05 am .- Spending time reflecting on your own death can be a freeing experience, and one that can even help us to become better people, Pope Francis said in a homily at the Casa Santa Marta Thursday.

Conference addresses Catholic journalism, fake news, and a 'post-truth' era

Feb 1, 2018 - 12:08 am .- Last week, hundreds of Catholic media experts from all over the world gathered to discuss the problem of “fake news” and the challenge of reporting in what has been dubbed by some as the “post-truth” era.