Archive of March 28, 2018

Knights of Columbus announce Easter pledge to aid persecuted Christians

Mar 28, 2018 - 10:08 pm .- In light of Holy Week, the Knights of Columbus announced that it will be donating more than $1 million to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Why fathers matter to the future of young black men

Mar 28, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A recent study shows that when it comes to upward economic mobility, family and community makes a notable difference in the lives of black boys.

US bishops: 'Extraordinarily low' refugee limits harm the innocent

Mar 28, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voiced concern over the abnormally low levels of refugees admitted to the U.S. under the Trump administration, saying that it puts those fleeing danger at risk, and fails to comply with Christian teaching on welcoming the stranger.  

Indiana law requires doctors to report abortion complications

Mar 28, 2018 - 04:52 pm .- Doctors in Indiana must report legally specified complications that might arise from abortions under a law signed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

'Opportunities for conversion' - the liturgies of Holy Week

Mar 28, 2018 - 02:55 pm .- Any priest will tell you that Easter Sunday Mass is one of the most highly attended of the year, alongside Christmas Mass and, at least in the United States, Mass on Ash Wednesday. But Easter Sunday Mass, while popular, is not the only important or beautiful liturgy celebrated during the days of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.

Chinese authorities release bishop—but restrict his celebration of Mass

Mar 28, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- A Catholic bishop has been released by Chinese authorities after a short detention, but they have ordered him not to officiate as a bishop while celebrating Mass because he is not recognized by the government.

Analysis: Francis, China, and the art of the deal

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- If Vatican-brokered agreements negotiated under his leadership are any indication, it seems clear that when a deal is on the table, Pope Francis usually tries to take it.

Misunderstanding NFP: Where Catholics and non-Catholics get it wrong

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:06 am .- The encyclical Humanae Vitae by Pope Paul VI shocked the world when it was published in 1968.

Kiss from Pope Francis a wish come true for boy with Down syndrome

Mar 28, 2018 - 10:07 am .- When Peter Lombardi was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, his wish was to get a kiss from Pope Francis, but his family’s plans to see him at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia fell through when Peter was in the hospital.

New San Francisco auxiliary bishop 'delighted' by appointment

Mar 28, 2018 - 06:36 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Fr. Robert F. Christian, O.P., a Dominican friar and a native of San Francisco, as the next auxiliary bishop for his home diocese in California.

Pope Francis: A person transformed by Christ cannot be corrupt

Mar 28, 2018 - 05:00 am .- The Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, Pope Francis said Wednesday, and stressed that those who truly allow themselves to be transformed by Jesus' resurrection, while still being sinners, cannot be corrupt.

Symposium: 'Humanae Vitae' teachings essential for stable marriages, families

Mar 28, 2018 - 02:48 am .- The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for everyone.