Archive of June 27, 2018

After CDF letter, German bishops' next assembly to explore intercommunion

Jun 27, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Following months of controversy, the German bishops' conference have said they will further explore, in accordance with a letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the topic of whether to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion.

'Many individuals' requested hold on clergy sex abuse report, Pa. court says

Jun 27, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- In a unanimous opinion released Monday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania supported and explained its earlier decision to hold the publication of a grand jury report detailing years of clergy sexual abuse in the state.

Activist priest calls for an anti-violence protest, closing down Chicago highway

Jun 27, 2018 - 03:16 pm .- The social advocate and Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger has invited anti-violence activists to protest gun violence by closing a portion of the Dan Ryan Expressway, where it is part of I-94.

Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court prompts pro-life hopes

Jun 27, 2018 - 02:45 pm .- The retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has led pro-life advocates to voice hope that his successor could help overturn Roe v. Wade in coming years.

Patriarch Sako will be Chaldean Catholics' first voting cardinal

Jun 27, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- Referencing being nominated a cardinal, sometimes called “princes of the Church,” Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Babylon said he thinks of himself only as a father, pastor, and servant.

Pakistan's cardinal-elect warns of growing extremism in his country

Jun 27, 2018 - 01:07 pm .- Ahead of tomorrow’s Vatican consistory, Pakistani Archbishop Joseph Coutts sees his upcoming elevation to the rank of cardinal as a sign of papal concern for a country coping with the heightened presence of extremist groups.

Father Weinandy discusses Gnosticism Today

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- Father Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap., is a member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission, an accomplished professor of theology, and a prolific author. His most recent book is Jesus Becoming Jesus: A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels. CNA Editor-in-Chief JD Flynn interviewed Father Weinandy about “Gnosticism Today,” an essay recently published at The Catholic Thing:

US bishops disappointed by Supreme Court decision upholding travel ban

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:51 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed disappointment with a Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which prohibits nationals from several countries from entering the U.S.

Filipino bishops support mandatory drug tests for students

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:10 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has expressed support for a proposal by the country’s drug enforcement agency that would require drug tests for students ages 10 and up.

In Rome, Nicaraguan bishops will inform pope of worsening crisis

Jun 27, 2018 - 06:01 am .- As the situation in Nicaragua continues to deteriorate, two of the country's bishops are travelling to Rome, where they will brief Pope Francis on the state of affairs in their nation.

St. Mary Mackillop and the miraculous bookstore rescue

Jun 27, 2018 - 05:45 am .- When your business runs out of money and you need a miracle, whom do you call? The Catholic Church, apparently.

To follow God's law, begin with gratitude, Pope Francis says

Jun 27, 2018 - 04:26 am .- Obedience to God’s commandments should flow from a personal relationship with the Father and from a place of gratitude for the good things he has done in one’s life, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

After calling God 'stupid,' Duterte seeks collaboration with bishops

Jun 27, 2018 - 03:16 am .- After calling God “stupid,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will seek to have a dialogue with the country’s bishops’ conference in an effort to repair relationships.

St John Southworth an 'inspiration and intercessor' for Westminster's priests

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:08 am .- Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster reflected on St John Southworth, a martyr of 17th century England, in a pastoral letter on the priesthood Sunday, and challenged the laity readily to support priests.