Archive of May 31, 2018

Priest condemns latest attack on Jesuit university in Nicaragua as 'cowardly'

May 31, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- A mortar attack on a Jesuit university in Nicaragua last weekend resulted in no deaths or injuries, and has been condemned by the school’s rector as “cowardly.”

Maine bishop had 'no alternative' but to leave state ecumenical group

May 31, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- After the Maine Council of Churches changed its decision-making process earlier this year, the Bishop of Portland was forced to withdraw from the group, the Portland Press-Herald reported Tuesday.

Good Samaritan Sisters in Chile apologize for sexual abuse case

May 31, 2018 - 03:40 pm .- The Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Chile on Tuesday acknowledged the complaint of sexual abuse made by a former member of the community and asked forgiveness for “not living up” to their “mission and vocation.”

Minn. archbishop hopeful that abuse settlement will help bring healing

May 31, 2018 - 02:35 pm .- Announcing a $210 million agreement with sexual abuse victims, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis said he hopes the settlement will mark a new beginning for abuse survivors and the local Church.

Philly mom feels 'rejected' by ban on referrals to Catholic foster agency

May 31, 2018 - 02:31 pm .- Over the past 25 years, Sharonell Fulton has been a mother to more than 40 children through foster parenting in Philadelphia.

Abuse survivors, Twin Cities archdiocese reach settlement in bankruptcy case

May 31, 2018 - 12:23 pm .- After more than two years’ deliberation, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and abuse survivors have agreed to a plan for abuse compensation as well as for bringing the archdiocese out of bankruptcy.

Pope Francis 'ashamed' the Church didn't listen to Chilean abuse victims

May 31, 2018 - 12:05 pm .- In a letter to Catholics in Chile on Thursday, Pope Francis said he is ashamed of the Church's failure to listen to victims, and urged all the baptized to make a commitment to ending the culture of abuse and cover-up.

Pope Francis names apostolic visitor for pastoral care in Medjugorje

May 31, 2018 - 05:39 am .- Pope Francis Thursday extended the mandate of his special envoy to Medjugorje, tasking him with oversight of the pastoral needs of both the local parish community, and pilgrims who come to visit the site of alleged Marian apparitions that took place in the city.

The rise of the sex robot: Will technology solve our loneliness problem?

May 31, 2018 - 03:09 am .- Earlier this year, a 25-year-old man smashed his rental van into innocent pedestrians in downtown Toronto on a Tuesday, killing 10 and injuring more than a dozen.