Archive of February 8, 2018

Bishop denies murdered Mexican priest had gang ties

Feb 8, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Bishop of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Mexico denied that Fr.  Germain Muñiz Garcia, who was murdered on a Mexican highway Feb. 5 along with Fr. Iván Añorve Jaimes, had any connection to organized crime, as the Guerrero State Prosecutor's Office has recently claimed.

Notre Dame’s pro-life club offers free childcare for parenting graduate students

Feb 8, 2018 - 03:37 pm .- Parents pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame are now able to partake in a free childcare service through the campus’ Right to Life Club.

Archbishop Chaput: blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples is not permitted

Feb 8, 2018 - 03:18 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has penned a letter to priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addressing the possibility of blessing rites for same-sex couples.

The story of the patron saint of human trafficking victims

Feb 8, 2018 - 03:07 pm .- Today, February 8, has been designated as the International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking. It is also the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who is the patron of trafficking victims.

Fulton Sheen’s final resting place not yet final

Feb 8, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s niece has said her uncle’s remains belong in Peoria, but a lawsuit seeking his internment there has been returned to a lower court for further consideration.

Catholic symposium – how music, food, and friendship ground us in reality

Feb 8, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The Prairie Troubadour gathering will be full of good music, food, and discussions with Catholic leaders addressing how to live a healthy human ecology in a digital age.

Trump at prayer breakfast: 'Faith is central to American life and to liberty.'

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:58 am .- President Donald Trump lauded the importance of faith in American life as a foundation for freedom in his speech at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast this morning.

Pope Francis: Corrupt people can never be saints

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:08 am .- In his daily homily Thursday Pope Francis drew a distinction between the biblical figures of David and his son Solomon, saying that, like David, sinners who repent are still able to become saints, but the corrupt will not achieve holiness.

The rules of the streets: Which laws help - and hurt - the homeless

Feb 8, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Walk down 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colo., and you’ll probably see people who are homeless sitting on the ground with cardboard signs.

Cardinal Marx: Bill banning circumcision in Iceland a threat to religious freedom

Feb 8, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A new bill proposed in Iceland that would make circumcision punishable by up to six years in prison is a “dangerous attack” on religious freedom, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said.