Archive of May 1, 2018

The Hispanic Catholic population is growing. Here’s how the Church is learning to respond.

May 1, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- In 2015, the average American Catholic was a middle-aged white woman married to a Catholic spouse, according to sociologists researching Catholic demographics.

As bishops say he's 'failed,' Nigeria's president meets with Trump

May 1, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- In a meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday, President Donald Trump expressed his concern about recent attacks on Christians in Nigeria.

As Pittsburgh churches consolidate, bishop urges strong communities

May 1, 2018 - 04:43 pm .- As the Diocese of Pittsburgh moves to condense its 188 parishes into 57 multi-parish groups, Bishop David Zubik hopes the new communities will become inspiring witnesses to the Catholic faith.

Pope Francis makes rosary pilgrimage for peace in Syria

May 1, 2018 - 03:06 pm .- Pope Francis made a rosary pilgrimage May 1 to invoke intercession from the Blessed Virgin Mary for peace in Syria.

The face of Christ in Alfie Evans: An interview with Charles C. Camosy

May 1, 2018 - 01:36 pm .- Charles C. Camosy is associate professor of theology at Fordham University and author of several books on Catholic ethical reasoning. Last week, he authored “Alfie Evans and our moral crossroads,” published by the ecumenical magazine and website First Things. In an interview with CNA editor-in-chief JD Flynn, Camosy discusses some ethical issues involved in the case of Alfie Evans.

Beloved 1950s Hungarian priest and martyr beatified

May 1, 2018 - 12:46 pm .- Fr. János Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest who was martyred in the 1950s, was beatified May 1. The beatification took place in Szombathely, Hungary, the same location where the Communist government had tried to prevent the faithful from attending Brenner’s funeral 60 years ago.

Facing criminal trial, Pell will remain on leave of absence from Vatican position

May 1, 2018 - 10:03 am .- Cardinal George Pell will remain on a leave of absence from his Vatican position as he faces charges of “historic sexual offenses” in his home country of Australia, the Vatican has announced.

Commentary: St Joseph the Worker in the 21st century

May 1, 2018 - 03:01 am .- As the father of Alfie Evans fought to defend his son’s life, I could not help but think of St. Joseph fleeing the threat of King Herod’s tyranny with the Christ child in his arms.