Archive of June 28, 2018

Masked, armed men attack chancery in Nicaragua

Jun 28, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- The pastoral center of the Diocese of Matagalpa in central Nicaragua, whose bishop is currently in Rome to inform the pope of the situation in his country, was attacked by men armed with machetes on Tuesday.

Local leaders offer prayers after shooting at Annapolis newspaper

Jun 28, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- The Archdiocese of Baltimore offered their prayers for the victims and first responders of a shooting at an Annapolis newspaper on Thursday afternoon.

Minn. archbishop: No plans for parish appeals to fund abuse settlement

Jun 28, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis said Wednesday there are no plans for additional parish appeals to fund a proposed $210 million settlement for victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Red hat shows importance of Fatima message, new cardinal says

Jun 28, 2018 - 12:11 pm .- Among the Church’s newest cardinals is Antonio Augusto dos Santos Marto, who oversees the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. He says his elevation to the rank of cardinal is not only a sign of Francis' affinity for popular devotion, but shows the relevance of the message Mary gave to the Church when she appeared in the small town over 100 years ago.  

Now a cardinal, Giovanni Angelo Becciu heads to congregation for saints' causes

Jun 28, 2018 - 11:41 am .- Newly-minted Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu will resign from his post as substitute of the Secretariat of State tomorrow, in anticipation of his appointment as prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints later this summer.

Outrage in Spain over botched restoration of 500-year-old St. George statue

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:32 am .- Outrage has been sparked in a town in northern Spain over the botched renovation of a 16th-century wooden sculpture of St. George, which was repainted by a local arts and crafts teacher.

The highest honor is to serve God's people, Francis tells new cardinals

Jun 28, 2018 - 09:50 am .- At a ceremony for the creation of 14 cardinals Thursday, Pope Francis said the best promotion a person can receive is to serve the person of Christ as seen in the least of his people.

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of two more Chilean bishops

Jun 28, 2018 - 05:11 am .- In his latest move on the Chilean clerical abuse crisis, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca of Talca, and Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić of Rancagua, both of whom have come under fire for their reaction to abuse allegations.

These Cistercian monks are brewing the UK's first Trappist beer

Jun 28, 2018 - 02:49 am .- The label of “Trappist” is among the most exclusive designations of beer worldwide, with only 11 breweries around the globe qualifying for the title.

US bishops add directives for Catholic hospitals on mergers, collaboration

Jun 28, 2018 - 12:08 am .- Catholic health care must remain Catholic, even in instances of collaborations or mergers with non-Catholic institutions, say new directives from the U.S. bishops.