Archive of April 12, 2018

To save Christian teen from Boko Haram, Nigerian president promises quiet action

Apr 12, 2018 - 09:00 pm .- With 15-year-old Leah Sharibu still in captivity under the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram for not renouncing her Christian faith, Nigeria’s president has said efforts to save her are underway, but must be discreet.

They were going to get married. Now he's a priest and she's a sister

Apr 12, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Before discovering their vocations, Fr. Javier Olivera and Sister Marie de la Sagesse were engaged and planning their wedding. God had other plans.

Hundreds of high school, college students participated in pro-life walkout

Apr 12, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- Inspired by recent student walkouts over gun control, hundreds of high school and college students across the US took part in a pro-life walkout on Wednesday.

Bishops freeze funding as Canadian Catholic charity comes under fire

Apr 12, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Toronto is joining other Canadian dioceses withholding funds from the international development agency sponsored by the Canadian bishops’ conference.

Bishops welcome papal exhortation on universal call to holiness

Apr 12, 2018 - 02:41 pm .- Following the publication of Pope Francis’s third apostolic exhortation, bishops in the English-speaking world have applauded Gaudete et exsultate for challenging Catholics to strive for holiness.

New US law aims to prosecute websites that facilitate sex trafficking  

Apr 12, 2018 - 01:02 pm .- A new law aims to make it easier to prosecute websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking, such as Backpage.com.

As US mulls Syria airstrikes, Francis calls for peace

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:43 pm .- As President Trump considers airstrikes in Syria in response to a chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including women and children, Pope Francis has called for peace in the region.

At UN meeting, Holy See calls for 'human-centered approach to migration'

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:28 am .- The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations encouraged global leaders to take a “human-centered approach to migration,” rather than reacting with “unsustainable short-term solutions.”

Pope Francis: The Church cannot be silent about economic suffering

Apr 12, 2018 - 08:21 am .- In the preface to a book on his economic thought, Pope Francis has written that the Gospel is not an unattainable ideal, but something that the whole Church should seek, especially where there is economic injustice.

Citing growing interest in Traditional Latin Mass, Archbishop Chaput creates quasi-parish

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:49 am .- A new quasi-parish for Catholics interested in the Traditional Latin Mass will open in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at a church that had been part of a 2014 parish merger.