Archive of April 2, 2018

Jesuit priest, last living son of Irish revolutionary leaders, dies at 104

Apr 2, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A priest whose father was executed following Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising has died at the age of 104, after a lifetime of mission work.

Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

Apr 2, 2018 - 04:29 pm .- A federal judge ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association last week, issuing a permanent injunction and declaratory relief against the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate.This means that organizations belonging to the CBA do not have to provide coverage of drugs, the use of which they believe to be immoral, as dictated by the mandate.

Bishop Olson: Liturgical fidelity fosters unity, discipleship

Apr 2, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- At the Chrism Mass celebrated during Holy Week, a Texas bishop offered reflections on the Church’s liturgical life, telling priests the straying from liturgical texts can be detrimental to the unity of Catholicism.

Colombian diocese donates 250,000 hosts to alleviate shortage in Venezuela

Apr 2, 2018 - 01:56 pm .- With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000 hosts for border dioceses to celebrate liturgies during Holy Week.

Women's ministry group hosts workshop on infertility, miscarriage

Apr 2, 2018 - 12:44 pm .- An upcoming online workshop hosted by the Catholic women’s ministry Blessed Is She will be discussing the topic of infertility and miscarriage.

Don't marginalize people with autism, cardinal urges

Apr 2, 2018 - 09:52 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson issued a message for World Autism Awareness Day urging faith communities to have meaningful encounters with those who have autism and with their families, in opposition to a culture of exclusion.

Celebrate Christ's resurrection with community, Pope says Easter Monday

Apr 2, 2018 - 05:25 am .- On Easter Monday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to celebrate Easter with their community of family and friends, taking time to renew the brotherhood and sisterhood that is a fruit of the Lord’s resurrection.

Retreat fosters healing for adult children of divorce

Apr 2, 2018 - 03:39 am .- According to the Pew Research Center, only 46 percent of Americans under the age of 18 live in a traditional family with two parents in their first marriage.