Archive of March 23, 2018

What the 'Great Firewall' might signal for Vatican-China deal

Mar 23, 2018 - 09:47 pm .- As the Chinese government tightens control over Christian groups in the country, experts caution that Beijing is positioned to further restrict religious freedom, using the model of government-run social media.

Papal Foundation responds to multi-million dollar hospital grant controversy

Mar 23, 2018 - 08:00 pm .- Controversy over a $25 million grant from The Papal Foundation to a Rome hospital at the request of Pope Francis has prompted the foundation to say some claims about the issue are inaccurate, but that it will review its mission and take corrective measures where necessary.

California high school student planning pro-life walkout

Mar 23, 2018 - 01:56 pm .- Students at a public school in California are organizing a pro-life walkout, similar to the recent walkouts over gun control, in honor of unborn babies who have been aborted.

Saint Paul film highlights Christian hope in the face of persecution

Mar 23, 2018 - 01:48 pm .- Actors and filmmakers at the red carpet premiere of “Paul Apostle of Christ” said the film’s portrayal of Christian persecution in ancient Rome is a timely reminder that people around the world continue to suffer for their faith.

In South Sudan, 'the body of Christ is bleeding,' bishop says

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm .- On Friday an ecumenical delegation from South Sudan met privately with Pope Francis and again invited him to visit the war-torn nation, which they said is in desperate need of hope as the situation becomes more dire.  

Cardinal Dolan says Democrats have abandoned Catholics

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:32 am .- In an op-ed published Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York lamented that the Democratic Party’s shifting principles have effectively shut out and alienated orthodox Catholics.

Cardinal Tong says opposing Vatican-China deal is 'unreasonable'

Mar 23, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Cardinal John Tong Hon has voiced support for a proposed deal on the appointment of bishops between the Vatican and China, saying he believes the Chinese government has generally become more tolerant, and an accord would help bring further openness and unity to the Church.

Lenten campaign invites fallen-away Catholics back to confession

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:39 am .- Through an annual initiative called “The light is on for you,” dioceses throughout the U.S. have opened their doors to welcome fallen away Catholics back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.