Archive of April 26, 2018

Colombia drug route battle leaves residents trapped in homes

Apr 26, 2018 - 07:23 pm .- Residents of the Catatumbo region of Colombia, which borders Venezuela, are trapped in their own homes due to an ongoing conflict between two guerilla groups fighting over drug trafficking routes.

Tucson bishop speaks up after border agent cleared in Mexican teen's death

Apr 26, 2018 - 03:28 pm .- The ‘not guilty’ verdict for a U.S. border agent who shot and killed a Mexican teen is “deeply troubling” and raises “serious issues of justice and accountability,” said Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger of Tucson, Ariz.

Pope Francis: The Last Supper teaches us three foundational truths

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:53 am .- Pointing to Jesus’ words during the Last Supper, Pope Francis offered meditations on love, service and humility during his homily at daily Mass on Thursday.

The Catholic Association voices support for Alfie Evans' parents

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:42 am .- A group dedicated to offering a Catholic voice in the public square has spoken out on behalf of Alfie Evans and his parents, as the court battle surrounding the toddler continues.

New report paints worrying picture of global religious freedom

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:45 am .- Religious freedom conditions worsened across the globe in the past year, according to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom’s 2018 report, released April 25. ??

Nigerian herdsmen kill 19 in Catholic church attack

Apr 26, 2018 - 03:16 am .- At least 19 people, including two priests, were killed on Tuesday when nomadic cattle farmers in central Nigeria opened fire at morning Mass in a Catholic parish.

Argentina homeless shelter named after bishop who loved the poor

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:35 am .- A men’s homeless shelter in Zeballos, Argentina has been named after a local bishop known for his attention to the poor.