Archive of July 3, 2018

LGBT 'action plan' should focus on virtue and chastity, author says

Jul 3, 2018 - 05:35 pm .- As the UK plans to ban conversion therapy as a result of a government-sponsored survey of LGBT people, a Catholic author who identifies as having same-sex attraction said families should maintain the right to pursue pastoral responses framed by Church teaching.

Cheyenne diocese: sex abuse claims against retired bishop appear credible

Jul 3, 2018 - 05:28 pm .- Emeritus Bishop Joseph Hart has been credibly accused of sexually assaulting two boys after he became Bishop of Cheyenne in 1976, the Wyoming diocese has said, following an investigation of charges ordered by its current bishop.

Judge Amy Barrett criticized for charismatic affiliation- Who are the People of Praise?

Jul 3, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- Since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, reports have circulated that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a leading candidate for the country’s high court.

Cardinal Brenes: Peace in Nicaragua will come through dialogue, early elections

Jul 3, 2018 - 03:07 pm .- Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua believes the two month-long open conflict in Nicaragua will come to an end through genuine dialogue and by listening to the voice of the people, many of whom are calling for early elections.

Have questions on Humanae Vitae? Social media discussion offers answers

Jul 3, 2018 - 02:11 pm .- A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae kicked off this week, facilitated by the Diocese of Arlington.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to pray for their priests in July

Jul 3, 2018 - 11:08 am .- In his latest prayer video, Pope Francis asked Catholics to dedicate the month of July to giving a spiritual gift to their pastors by praying for them, especially the priests who are tired or lonely.

Christians an 'essential element of balance' in the Middle East

Jul 3, 2018 - 10:20 am .- For two cardinals helping to organize Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Bari, the event is a chance to highlight not only the historic religious presence of Christianity in the Middle East, but also the social contribution the various rites and churches bring to the region.

Pope Francis names three new auxiliary bishops for Chicago

Jul 3, 2018 - 04:51 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago, appointing Fr. Ronald Hicks, Fr. Robert G. Casey and Fr. Mark Bartosic to the positions.

Once hidden, the history of Japanese Christianity gains UN recognition

Jul 3, 2018 - 02:42 am .- Places of major importance for Japanese Christianity, including the Nagasaki basilica commemorating 26 Catholic martyrs, have been selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Pope Francis might again visit Geneva, nuncio says

Jul 3, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Pope Francis characterized his June 21st day-trip to Geneva as an “ecumenical pilgrimage,” not a political trip, and for this reason he did not visit the UN and other international organizations in Geneva.