Archive of June 25, 2018

Argentine archdiocese asks for volunteers to join overnight pastoral team

Jun 25, 2018 - 07:15 pm .- The Priest Emergency Service of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina is inviting priests and lay people to join their volunteer team, which offers nighttime pastoral service for the sick.

At least 86 dead in clashes between farmers, herders in Nigeria

Jun 25, 2018 - 06:02 pm .- More than 80 people were killed over the weekend in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria's central Plateau State.

Religious sister from Iraq again denied entry to UK

Jun 25, 2018 - 05:28 pm .- Sister Ban Madleen, a Dominican sister from Iraq who had to flee ISIS, has once again been denied entry to the United Kingdom.

Infant baptism violates human rights, says former Irish president

Jun 25, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- Former Irish President Mary McAleese has said that the baptism of infants is a form of coercion, calling on the Catholic Church to change its practice.

Canons of St John Cantius founder remains barred from public ministry

Jun 25, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- The religious superior of Father C. Frank Phillips, former pastor of St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, told the parish Sunday that the priest remains prohibited from exercising public ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Anger over migrant family separation 'warranted', Archbishop Chaput says

Jun 25, 2018 - 03:10 pm .- In his latest column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called out the Trump administration and Congress for putting families in jeopardy while further frustrating immigration reform.

Detroit archbishop: A missionary attitude can remedy the evils of racism

Jun 25, 2018 - 02:42 pm .- Amid recent ecclesial efforts to combat the problem of racism, Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit released a pastoral note last week confronting the “sin of racism,” saying a mission-centric attitude is the best remedy for the harms caused by discrimination.

Cardinal: To ensure religious freedom, minorities must be protected at home

Jun 25, 2018 - 01:28 pm .- With religious persecution on the rise in many parts of the world, Church leaders and diplomats called for legal and cultural solutions to protect religious minorities.

Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

Jun 25, 2018 - 08:01 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding.

Tennessee parish responds to immigration raid with support, prayer

Jun 25, 2018 - 03:01 am .- The April day nearly 100 workers were taken into custody in the country’s largest worksite immigration raid in a decade, St. Patrick’s parish center in Morristown, Tenn. opened to the community and donations started pouring in.