Archive of April 17, 2018

Australian nun briefly detained in Philippines for political activism

Apr 17, 2018 - 07:02 pm .- An Australian nun was arrested and briefly detained earlier this week in the Philippines as the government cracks down on foreign human rights activists in the country.

Documentary highlights life of religious sister who died in Ecuador earthquake

Apr 17, 2018 - 06:40 pm .- A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died in the earthquake that took place in 2016 in Ecuador.

Film shows Salesians' work to rescue girls from prostitution in Sierra Leone

Apr 17, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- In Sierra Leone, Salesian missionaries are working to extract girls working as prostitutes from their lifestyle, providing them with shelter and helping them to be reunited with family members or placed in adoptive homes.

Former Catholic Charities employee sentenced for embezzlement

Apr 17, 2018 - 03:23 pm .- A former immigration services director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City has been sentenced to 10 years probation after she embezzled thousands of dollars that were intended to be used for immigration fees.

Cardinal Pell's lawyer argues no grounds for trial as hearing ends

Apr 17, 2018 - 02:47 pm .- As Cardinal George Pell’s pre-trial hearing closes, his lawyer told an Australian court Tuesday that the charges being brought against the cardinal is based on false accusations.

'Pope's choir' to go on first-ever US national tour

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:32 pm .- The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Choir, known as ‘the pope’s choir,’ will head to the United States this summer for an eight-city concert tour.

The Church needs prophets of truth and hope, Pope Francis says

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:11 am .- In his homily Tuesday, Pope Francis said the Church needs men and women who are capable not only of bearing prophetic witness to the truth, like the early martyrs, but who are also examples of hope.

How a Catholic congressman agreed to be part of a pope documentary

Apr 17, 2018 - 02:57 am .- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is not shy about his Catholic faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has spoken openly about his beliefs.