Archive of October 16, 2018

In fight against hunger, Pope says ‘beautiful words’ must lead to collective action

Oct 16, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Feeding the hungry requires combined action and political will to provide real help for the poor, Pope Francis has said.

Catholic U. professor leads response to French president’s remark on large families

Oct 16, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have many children, women with large families have been using the “#PostcardsForMacron” hashtag to send the French president pictures of their happy families.

'We need to show young people what holiness looks like' Gomez tells synod

Oct 16, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- Young people should look to the “saints of our times,” as models of holiness, Archbishop José Gomez told the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday. The Archbishop of Los Angeles highlighted the example of the seven recently canonized saints in his speech to the assembly.

Radical feminists attack church and town hall in Argentina

Oct 16, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- Radical feminists firebombed a town hall and spray painted a Catholic Church among other attacks during a women’s conference held in Argentina’s Patagonia region this weekend.

Forty years later, Polish bishops revisit election of Pope John Paul II

Oct 16, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- The Polish bishops’ conference is celebrating the anniversary of the election of St. John Paul II. October 16 marks 40 years since Cardinal Karol Wojtyla’s rise to the throne of St. Peter.

Archdiocese confirms apparent murder of Mexican priest

Oct 16, 2018 - 01:30 pm .- The Archdiocese of Tijuana in northern Mexico has confirmed the death of Fr. Ímar Arturo Orta, who was allegedly murdered on Oct. 12.

Brazilian bishop says basic synod theme is how to pass on the faith

Oct 16, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Brazilian Archbishop Jaime Spengler said Tuesday he believes the question at the foundation of the Synod of Bishops’ debates so far has been how to pass the Catholic faith on to young people, specifically in the face of the challenges posed by contemporary society.

Saginaw bishop dies after battle with lung cancer

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:37 am .- Bishop Joseph Cistone died in his home Tuesday morning, the Diocese of Saginaw has reported.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 16

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:30 am .- Education in values, the formation of young leaders, immigration, and the Christian ideal - these are some of the topics discussed during the morning session of the Synod of Bishops, on October 16th, and mentioned by Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki in his summary of the day.

Jesuit superior says pope is not the ‘chief’ of the Church- What did he mean?

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, superior general of the Jesuits, said in an interview Monday that Pope Francis consciously calls himself the Bishop of Rome, instead of using grander titles.