Archive of April 16, 2018

English bishop calls for 'new forms of witness' by the People of Life

Apr 16, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has encouraged Catholics, as the “people of life”, to be positive and confident in sharing the good news of life.

US promises $16 million to aid Venezuelan refugees

Apr 16, 2018 - 04:33 pm .- As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela deepens, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States will provide nearly $16 million in aid to Venezuelan refugees.

Exorcism course to study link between porn and demonic influence

Apr 16, 2018 - 03:52 pm .- An annual exorcism course offered to priests in Rome aims to open the dialogue on what degree of demonic influence may exist in pornography use.

Christian leaders in Guernsey: Provide care for the vulnerable, not assisted suicide

Apr 16, 2018 - 02:58 pm .- Christian leaders on the Channel Island of Guernsey have united to author an open letter opposing assisted suicide legislation which will be debated in the coming months.

Syro-Malabar priest among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr. Varghese Payyappilly of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, based in Kerala, India.

Benedict XVI celebrates 91st birthday with his brother

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:25 am .- Benedict XVI turned 91 on Monday, celebrating “with his brother Georg in a calm and familiar climate,” according to a Vatican statement.

Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia retires for health reasons

Apr 16, 2018 - 09:56 am .- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Bishop Andriy Rabiy, an auxiliary bishop of the archeparchy, was appointed apostolic administrator.

Why did we forget how to date? New documentary aims to find out

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:45 am .- It was about 10 or so years ago when Kerry Cronin, a professor at Boston College, noticed something was up with the way her young students were dating – or, rather, not dating.