Archive of May 2, 2018

How should Catholics respond to migration caravans?

May 2, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A moral theologian has said that the US has an obligation to consider petitions from asylum seekers encamped along the US border with Mexico, while working to resolve the crises that triggered their claims.

Congolese bishop shares struggles of priests who do not have enough to eat

May 2, 2018 - 06:03 pm .- As poverty continues to grow in the Republic of the Congo, a local bishop is concerned that his priests do not have enough to eat.

‘Sanctity of life’ fundraising policy suspended by Ontario Catholic school board

May 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- A Catholic school board in Ontario has suspended a policy prohibiting students from raising money for groups that support activities contrary to Catholic doctrine.

California bishops: We must accompany those with mental illness

May 2, 2018 - 04:08 pm .- The leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 is not car accidents or cancer, but drug overdoses.

Church in Colombia prepares for first National Day of Reconciliation

May 2, 2018 - 02:57 pm .- Inspired by Pope Francis' message during his 2017 visit to the country, the Church in Colombia is preparing to celebrate the first National Day of Reconciliation on May 3.

Iraq gathering aimed to honor Mary, empower women

May 2, 2018 - 01:52 pm .- Iraqi women rebuilding their lives after ISIS occupation were invited to a three-day gathering aimed, according to organizers, at empowering Christian women and offering them spiritual support.

Austrian nuncio laments Church opposition to crosses on Bavarian state buildings

May 2, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- The apostolic nuncio to Austria said Tuesday that he is “saddened and ashamed” that bishops and priests have been vocal critics of the Bavarian government's mandate to display crosses in government buildings.

Meeting abuse survivors, Pope apologizes for being 'part of the problem'

May 2, 2018 - 11:13 am .- After meeting with Pope Francis over the weekend, Chilean survivors of clerical sexual abuse said the pontiff was open, sympathetic and deeply impacted by the situation, at one point voicing sorrow for having been “part of the problem.”

Knights of Malta elect Dalla Torre 80th Grand Master

May 2, 2018 - 09:35 am .- Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre was elected Wednesday the 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a position usually held for life. Dalla Torre’s predecessor, Matthew Festing, resigned from the position in 2017.

Following Christ is an all or nothing deal, Pope Francis says

May 2, 2018 - 04:45 am .- It is not possible to have a relationship with God if we are attached to sin and the devil, Pope Francis said Wednesday, encouraging Christians to cut those harmful ties and re-proclaim their faith in Christ and his Church.

In South Sudan, Catholic hospital to receive new surgical, maternity units

May 2, 2018 - 03:02 am .- The Catholic Medical Mission Board is adding a new surgical unit and a blood bank to a hospital in South Sudan, offering better care to a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates.

Chilean Church opens greenhouse to employ youth with Down syndrome

May 2, 2018 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Concepcion in Chile has begun construction on a greenhouse to grow vegetables, a new project which will contribute to the inclusion of young people with Down syndrome in the workforce.