Archive of March 12, 2018

Nigerian nuns take action against violent conflict within country

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:06 pm .- With widespread violence plaguing Nigeria, Catholic religious sisters in the country have united in the name of peace to counter the mounting conflicts.

St Louis program trains priests in business, finances

Mar 12, 2018 - 09:08 pm .- While the intellectual formation of pastors is dominated by philosophy and theology, their pastoral duties also require something beyond the intellectual and spiritual aspects – a business component.

In Ireland, pro-lifers rally by the thousands against legalizing abortion

Mar 12, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- Some 100,000 Irish pro-life advocates took to the streets across the country on Saturday to oppose legalizing abortion in the Republic of Ireland.

Updated: Benedict XVI says there is 'inner continuity' between himself, Pope Francis

Mar 12, 2018 - 04:11 pm .- In a personal letter reportedly sent to the head of the Secretariat for Communications, Benedict XVI said that he sees continuity between himself and his successor, Pope Francis.

Controversial LGBT event drops 'Catholic' label after bishop's statement

Mar 12, 2018 - 03:55 pm .- An event hosted by the University of Cincinnati on faith and the LGBT community has dropped ‘Catholicism’ from its label after the local bishop sent an email to all diocesan priests and deacons, reiterating that the event did not have diocesan approval.

Child sex abuse bill unfairly shields public institutions, Atlanta archbishop warns

Mar 12, 2018 - 02:26 pm .- The Archbishop of Atlanta released a statement Friday announcing his opposition to a bill in the Georgia legislature that would discriminate between government and private entities in past cases of sex abuse.

Nun involved in Katy Perry real estate dispute dies in court

Mar 12, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, was one of five remaining members of her religious community, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles.

Pope Francis sends condolences for death of controversial German cardinal

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:58 pm .- On Monday Pope Francis sent condolences for the death of Cardinal Karl Lehmann, the retired archbishop of Mainz, Germany, who died March 11.  

Good Friday collection will aid Christians in Middle East

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:22 am .- As the Vatican’s annual Good Friday Collection approaches, the head of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches has encouraged people to take pilgrimages to the Holy Land, in addition to supporting the local Christian communities through prayer and monetary assistance.

Smartphones are driving a rise in teen sexting

Mar 12, 2018 - 03:04 am .- Teen sex may be down, but widespread access to smartphones is driving an increase in teen sexting, recent research has found.

What a new TV show gets wrong about 'Living Biblically'

Mar 12, 2018 - 02:02 am .- These biblical commandments probably sound familiar: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not commit adultery.