Archive of October 11, 2018

Report on campus ministry highlights opportunity and unmet needs

Oct 11, 2018 - 05:15 pm .- The benefits and drawbacks of different Catholic campus ministry models were the focus of a new U.S. bishops’ report released Oct. 9. The report also highlighted a lack of a Catholic presence especially at community colleges.

Humanae vitae is prophetic 'blueprint' for society, bishop says

Oct 11, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The message of Humanae vitae is  “good news” and a guide for rebuilding family and society Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico, has said. He made the remarks during a talk on the famous encyclical and the legacy of Pope Paul VI.

Thousands of Catholic students gather for Mass and winter coat drive in Minnesota

Oct 11, 2018 - 03:13 pm .- Thousands of young Catholic students gathered for Mass, music, and a winter clothing drive on Wednesday morning in a stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Texas dioceses make joint pledge to release lists of accused clergy

Oct 11, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- All 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas plan to release names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, according to a release from the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops. The release will include all accusations dating back to the 1950s.

South Korean bishop: Before Pope Francis plans a trip, ‘some things in North Korea should change’

Oct 11, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Bishop Yoo Heung Sik of Daejeon, who has made multiple trips to North Korea on behalf of the South Korean Bishops Conference, originally welcomed the news that South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong Un had discussed inviting Pope Francis to visit the DPRK during their meeting in late-September.

Orthodox Patriarch commits to independent Ukrainian Church, snubs Moscow

Oct 11, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The announcement, released Oct. 11, also removed the traditional right of the Russian Patriarch to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv, a move which will likely be perceived as a deliberate slight to Moscow.

The youth center at the center of the Church

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Though it sits just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica, it goes unseen by the thousands of people that pass by every day. In a city of churches, it’s a church that can’t be found by accident, but must be sought out. And many do.

Jesuit priest faces extradition call over South African abuse allegation

Oct 11, 2018 - 09:00 am .- William Segodisho said at a press conference in Johannesburg Tuesday  that he was sexually abused by Fr. William MacCurtain - a priest of the British province of the Society of Jesus - over a period of years during his stay at the Streetwise Children’s Shelter in Johannesburg.

Wisconsin man sentenced for trying to induce girlfriend to abortion

Oct 11, 2018 - 04:01 am .- A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 22 years in prison Oct. 9 for spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug, in an attempt to induce a miscarriage. His girlfriend reportedly never drank the concoction, but miscarried weeks later.

Blessed Oscar Romero's legacy of charity in El Salvador

Oct 11, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez, better known as Blessed Oscar Romero, once said that if El Salvador’s military oppressors killed him, he would “arise in the Salvadoran people.”