Archive of April 4, 2018

Archbishop Chaput: Paul VI would not be surprised by the #MeToo movement

Apr 4, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- “The #MeToo movement, emotional wreckage, sexual disease and date rape are the realities we’ve inherited from the sexual revolution. Paul VI would not be surprised,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput in a speech Wednesday.

Facebook apologizes for blocking Steubenville's ad

Apr 4, 2018 - 06:21 pm .- Facebook has apologized for what it called a “mistake” in rejecting a theology ad from Franciscan University of Steubenville, on the grounds that an image of the cross was too violent and sensational.

Worcester bishop rebukes 'blasphemous' writings of Holy Cross professor

Apr 4, 2018 - 05:14 pm .- The Bishop of Worcester has issued a sharp rebuke to the College of the Holy Cross after it came to light that its Chair of New Testament Studies, Tat-siong Benny Liew, had written a book a decade ago suggesting that Christ was a “drag king” who had “queer desires.”

Martin Luther King's legacy: faith, hope and sacrifice

Apr 4, 2018 - 04:58 pm .- Fifty years after the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Catholics can still learn much from his legacy, said a leader in the largest predominantly black Catholic organization in the U.S.

The Chinese village where Catholics are sceptical of a Vatican-China deal

Apr 4, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- As the Holy See reportedly negotiates a deal with the government of mainland China,  some Catholic residents of a town in the country's Hebei province are raising concerns over the anticipated agreement.

Argentina abortion bill gains momentum in Congress

Apr 4, 2018 - 03:38 pm .- In a recent push to decriminalize abortion, Argentina’s Congress is considering a bill that would give women legal access to abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

German bishops ask Vatican for clarity on Holy Communion

Apr 4, 2018 - 03:05 pm .- Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving Holy Communion.

St. Gregory of Narek statue, a sign of Armenian faith, installed at Vatican

Apr 4, 2018 - 01:49 pm .- At the end of Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia in June 2016, the pope was given a small statue of St. Gregory of Narek, a gift from Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan.

Supreme Court declines to hear pro-life group's undercover video appeal

Apr 4, 2018 - 12:14 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a pro-life group seeking to release undercover footage detailing alleged misconduct in the abortion industry.

Pope Francis: We should leave every Mass better than we entered

Apr 4, 2018 - 03:31 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Eucharist is key to living an authentic Christian witness, and that those who leave Mass unchanged, continuing to gossip or hold onto unholy habits, have missed the point.

MLK’s example means no sitting on the sidelines, Catholic bishops say

Apr 4, 2018 - 03:16 am .- Bells will ring out in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination April 4, and Catholic bishops say it is a time for Christians to ask God what they need to do to counter racism.

Archbishop Lori: MLK’s principles of nonviolence have 'enduring power'

Apr 4, 2018 - 12:00 am .- In a recent pastoral letter, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s "principles of nonviolence" are the keys to “address and resist injustice” in the Baltimore area.