Archive of April 30, 2018

Bishop Murry of Youngstown diagnosed with leukemia

Apr 30, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio has been diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia, the diocese announced Monday.

State Department removes 'reproductive rights' section from human rights report

Apr 30, 2018 - 03:32 pm .- The U.S. State Department has removed the term “reproductive rights” from its annual human rights report, drawing praise from pro-life leaders who say that the phrase had become a thinly veiled reference to abortion.  

Commentary: Lessons from Monsignor Green

Apr 30, 2018 - 01:12 pm .- Monsignor Thomas Green, a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., died peacefully on Saturday morning. He was 79 years old.

Bavarian bishops respond to push for more public crosses

Apr 30, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- A recent decision by the government of Bavaria to mandate that a cross be displayed in all state buildings has garnered global attention, while prompting both criticism and praise from local Catholic bishops.

Priest from Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica found dead after kidnapping

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:20 am .- An 84-year-old priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico City was found dead in Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico’s Morelos state, April 25.

German bishops to meet with Vatican officials on intercommunion topic

Apr 30, 2018 - 07:16 am .- The Vatican confirmed Monday that a delegation of six German bishops and one priest will meet with Vatican officials, including the head of the CDF, later this week to discuss the issue of the reception of the Eucharist by non-Catholic spouses of Catholics.