Archive of February 2, 2018

Denver archbishop spotlights Humanae Vitae in new pastoral letter

Feb 2, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- In a new pastoral letter honoring the 50-year anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver underscored the perennial significance of the church’s sexual teachings, saying they are a gift and a light in darkness.

Bishop of Saginaw asks for prayers following lung cancer diagnosis

Feb 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Bishop Joseph Cistone of Saginaw, Michigan has asked for prayers and some leeway in his schedule following a recent lung cancer diagnosis.

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

Feb 2, 2018 - 03:47 pm .- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky., that integrates students with special needs into each of their pre-K through 12 classrooms.

Cardinal Farrell nixes LGBT advocates from Vatican-hosted conference

Feb 2, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Cardinal Kevin Farrell has reportedly barred several speakers set to address an annual women's event inside the Vatican over concerns about their LGBT positions, prompting organizers to find another venue.

Don’t let technology replace real encounters, Francis says on Candlemas

Feb 2, 2018 - 10:50 am .- Pope Francis told consecrated men and women Friday that they are called to have real encounters with their brothers and sisters, and that technology should never have a higher priority than time spent with God and others.

Pope: It’s blasphemy to commit crimes in the name of God

Feb 2, 2018 - 08:00 am .- On Friday Pope Francis met with participants in a conference on violence committed in the name of religion, emphasizing that to use God as justification for sin is one of the worst blasphemes, and something religious leaders must work to combat.

Two new day-trips in Italy added to Pope’s schedule

Feb 2, 2018 - 07:48 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has added two day-trips in Italy to his schedule for spring 2018, including his already-scheduled visit to the towns of Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo for the 50th anniversary of Padre Pio’s death.

Catholic schools are ‘instruments of the new evangelization,’ NCEA president says

Feb 2, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Dr. Tom Burnford, president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, spoke to CNA’s Jonah McKeown during Catholic Schools Week 2018 about his Catholic education  and the evangelizing mission of Catholic schools in the United States.

Holy habits: what school sisters bring to the classroom

Feb 2, 2018 - 05:00 am .- In Lincoln, Nebraska, you can tell the seasons by the habits of the School Sisters of Christ the King.

Slain Maltese journalist fought for her convictions, priest says

Feb 2, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A close friend of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia says the reporter’s life and death is a reminder that “one should have the courage to stand for one's convictions.”