Archive of February 13, 2018

Florida bishop supports bill to limit criminally charging minors as adults

Feb 13, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Under current legislation, in the state of Florida there is no minimum age requirement for an individual to be criminally indicted as an adult.

Coptic Orthodox to dedicate church to New Martyrs of Libya

Feb 13, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- The Coptic Orthodox Church will dedicate on Thursday a new church to the 21 Martyrs of Libya, who were beheaded by the Islamic State, three years after their deaths.

LA Archbishop calls for compromise and compassion in Senate immigration debate

Feb 13, 2018 - 03:35 pm .- As the US Senate begins a debate on immigration, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said that “Dreamers” should not be used as “bargaining chips” in the political process.

Break ‘concordats with sin’ this Lent, Chaput says

Feb 13, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has encouraged Catholics to learn from history this Lent: to refuse to negotiate with evil, and to pursue the “difficult but always liberating” path to holiness.

Commentary: Holiness, not despair

Feb 13, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Last week, a priest wrote to me. He said that as he surveyed the difficulties facing the Church, he was starting to wonder if it had been a mistake to convert to Catholicism.

Supreme Court delays execution of inmate over dementia claims

Feb 13, 2018 - 01:48 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed the execution of an Alabama man who killed a police officer in 1985, on the grounds that the inmate reportedly suffers from dementia.

Catholic leaders voice concern over federal budget proposal

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- The federal budget proposal released by the Trump administration on Monday has been met with worry from U.S. bishops who stressed the need to protect the poor.

Pope offers Mass alongside patriarch of Melkite Greek Church

Feb 13, 2018 - 06:55 am .- At Mass at Santa Marta Tuesday, Pope Francis concelebrated Mass with the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Youssef Absi, saying that offering the liturgy together is like an embrace between the two Churches.

Amidst the Pyeongchang Games, remembering Korea’s martyrs

Feb 13, 2018 - 05:00 am .- As the 2018 Winter Olympic Games continue in Pyeongchang, the world is watching Korea for more than just sports.

Australian bishops dedicate start of Lent to abuse victims

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:16 am .- The bishops of Australia have called on the faithful of the country to begin the season of Lent with four days of fasting and reparation for victims of sexual abuse within the Church.