Archive of February 10, 2018

Bishops urge Nigerian president to address deadly violence & kidnappings

Feb 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Amidst violent clashes between nomadic-herdsmen and settled farmers in central Nigeria, Catholic bishops met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to work towards a peaceful, equitable solution.

Pray for each other, Pope Francis tells Stigmatine Fathers

Feb 10, 2018 - 10:22 am .- In an off-the-cuff speech Saturday, Pope Francis told members of the Stigmatine Fathers that in community life, fraternity is a grace which requires concrete prayer for each other, and that to hold onto resentment after arguments is a sin.

Abortion funding limits get priorities right, bishops say

Feb 10, 2018 - 05:00 am .- The U.S. bishops have praised signs of progress against ‘abortion ideology,’ in response to a State Department report on new limits to U.S. funding for groups involved in abortion.

Pontifical university offers new youth protection degree program

Feb 10, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering a two-year licentiate course in protecting minors, a move Fr. Hans Zollner SJ, said is a sign of the progress the Church has made in terms of abuse-awareness and prevention.