Archive of June 8, 2018

German bishops react to Vatican decision on Communion for Protestants

Jun 8, 2018 - 04:32 pm .- Several German bishops have reacted with surprise, consternation and criticism to the Vatican’s rejection of a proposal to allow Protestants married to Catholics to receive the Eucharist in certain circumstances. One prominent cardinal has said he is "furious" with how the Communion debate is playing out.

Denver celebrates Mass on 100th anniversary of Julia Greeley's death

Jun 8, 2018 - 04:27 pm .- The Archdiocese of Denver hosted a special Mass on Thursday in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Julia Greeley, who is the first person from Colorado to be proposed for sainthood.

Government officials destroy Way of the Cross in China's Henan province

Jun 8, 2018 - 03:39 pm .- The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China's Henan province is a popular pilgrimage site for many Catholics, where thousands have journeyed since its founding in 1903 to pray and walk the shrine’s Way of the Cross.

Chilean diocese opens investigation of priest accused of sexual abuse

Jun 8, 2018 - 02:22 pm .- The Diocese of Linares confirmed Wednesday the receipt of a complaint of alleged sexual abuse by Fr.  Germán Cáceres Fuentes.

Pan-Amazonian synod doc leaves door open to married priests proposal

Jun 8, 2018 - 10:40 am .- A preparatory document for next year's Pan-Amazonian synod was released Friday, indicating that key themes for the meeting will be the role of women in the Church, the rights and traditions of indigenous people, and efforts to find “new ways” to provide greater access to the Eucharist.

Washington, Rockville Centre dioceses get new auxiliary bishops

Jun 8, 2018 - 08:37 am .- The Vatican Friday announced that Pope Francis has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the United States, one of whom will serve the Archdiocese of Washington and one the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Millions travel to basilica shrine for Uganda Martyrs' Day

Jun 8, 2018 - 03:01 am .- They came by plane, by bus, and even on foot: pilgrims traveled thousands of miles to Uganda's Catholic shrine for the feast of the Uganda Martyrs, celebrated each year June 3.

DNA from three parents? Critics concerned by Ukraine doctor's methods

Jun 8, 2018 - 12:34 am .- As a Ukrainian clinic claims success in creating babies with three parents’ DNA, critics are raising medical and ethical objections to the largely experimental fertility method.