Archive of June 19, 2018

Chaput asks Notre Dame student for youth synod advice

Jun 19, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput turned over his weekly Catholic Philly column to a University of Notre Dame student, who hopes an upcoming Vatican synod will encourage young people to take personal responsibility for the “decisive missions” of vocations and Christian discipleship.

Sacred Hearts priest in Chile investigated for sexual abuse

Jun 19, 2018 - 06:03 pm .- The Chilean province of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary reported Monday that a preliminary investigation is underway on Fr. Juan Andrés Peretiatkowicz Valdés, accused of sexual abuse and the abuse of power.

Chicago Catholic Charities provides showers for homeless people

Jun 19, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- Two weeks ago, Chicago's Catholic Charities opened hygienic services offering homeless persons showers and a place to do laundry in the city's River North neighborhood.

US aid to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis on fast track via Catholic Relief Services

Jun 19, 2018 - 04:52 pm .- The United States Agency for International Development has announced it is investing $10 million into coalitions led by Catholic Relief Services and Heartland Alliance to help rebuild Christian and other minority communities in Iraq who suffered genocide under the Islamic State.

Pope donates to volcano relief efforts in Guatemala

Jun 19, 2018 - 04:39 pm .- Following the largest volcanic eruption in Guatemala in four decades, Pope Francis has sent $100,000 to assist in the emergency relief efforts being carried out in the central American nation.

As assisted suicide law is reinstated, critics say Californians 'deserve better'

Jun 19, 2018 - 04:04 pm .- A California judge has reinstated the state’s assisted suicide law, making it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives while a court case is resolved – a move some critics say targets the vulnerable.

Relic of St Clement found in trash settles into Westminster Cathedral

Jun 19, 2018 - 03:24 pm .- A relic discovered last year by a U.K. waste management company found a home Tuesday in London's Westminster Cathedral.

'Pro-life is Pro-love' – Conference aims to empower women

Jun 19, 2018 - 02:09 pm .- This month, hundreds of women will attend a pro-life conference aimed at empowering women through a uniquely pro-life approach.

Steubenville project seeks to revitalize town, connect residents and students

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:55 am .- A new monthly event in Steubenville, Ohio, is hoping to revitalize businesses and build community between residents and Franciscan University students.

Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

Jun 19, 2018 - 04:02 am .- According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

Why the World Health Organization says Minecraft could ruin your mind

Jun 19, 2018 - 04:00 am .- This week, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its list of International Classification of Diseases, drawing praise from one mental health expert who applauded the crucial first step in addressing a mounting epidemic.