Archive of June 11, 2018

What to expect when the USCCB heads to a Florida beach this week

Jun 11, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States will meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this week, less than one mile from A1A-Beachfront Avenue, the Florida road made famous by a 1974 Jimmy Buffett album, and the peerless 1990 Vanilla Ice single “Ice, Ice Baby.”

Church leaders in Nicaragua appeal for unity, peace as crisis continues

Jun 11, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- As unrest centered on protests of president Daniel Ortega continues unabated in Nicaragua, bishops in the country are calling for unity and peace.

Cardinal Dolan: Let's not capitulate to the abortion culture

Jun 11, 2018 - 03:23 pm .- Responding to Fr. Thomas J. Reese's recent suggestion that the pro-life movement abandon efforts to make abortion illegal and focus instead on reducing the number of abortions, Cardinal Timothy Dolan voiced grave concern with the proposal.

Third priest shot and killed in Philippines in six months

Jun 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to celebrate Sunday Mass on June 10, local police said.

Former Vatican diplomat to face trial for possession of child pornography

Jun 11, 2018 - 03:09 pm .- Former Vatican diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella is facing trial this month after having been indicted by the Holy See on charges of alleged possession and distribution of child pornography.

New Baltimore policy permits outdoor Catholic weddings

Jun 11, 2018 - 01:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced a policy to allow weddings to be held outside of parish churches, including at outdoor venues.

This man spent a week on the street with his homeless son

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:36 pm .- As the parents of a homeless son struggling with a drug addiction, Frank and his wife Deloris have done everything they could think of to get their grown son into rehab. But it didn’t work.

Money, power and Humanae Vitae: the forgotten story

Jun 11, 2018 - 04:00 am .- The controversy over Humanae Vitae, the papal encyclical that reaffirmed Catholic teaching on contraception 50 years ago, cannot be understood apart from the context of a well-funded advocacy network for population control after the Second World War.

Pope accepts resignation of Juan Barros, bishop at the center of Chilean abuse scandal

Jun 11, 2018 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid from his post in the diocese of Osorno, after being accused of covering-up for Chile's most notorious abuser priest, Fernando Karadima.