Archive of October 17, 2018

Legal pot will have 'disastrous effects,' Canadian bishops say

Oct 17, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Canada’s bishops reiterated their opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana Wednesday, the same day that legal marijuana sales began across the country.

Hacking pastoral care: Youth synod bishops talk technology

Oct 17, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- Smartphone apps and Skype have transformed the way at least one synod bishop conducts his pastoral ministry with young people.

Chaput: The terrain and challenge U.S. Christians face

Oct 17, 2018 - 05:33 pm .- The following interview with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia was conducted Oct. 16

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 17

Oct 17, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The social context of young Catholics living in multicultural and multi-denominational societies was at the center of the Synod assembly on October 17th. The Synod Fathers also stressed the importance of the World Youth Day, including the meeting in Cracow in 2016.

What kind of archbishop is needed in Washington?

Oct 17, 2018 - 03:45 pm .- The Archbishop of Washington occupies one of the most prominent posts in the Church in America. But the assignment, usually accompanied by a cardinal’s hat, comes with a tricky job description.

Florida Catholics rally after Hurricane Michael

Oct 17, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- Since Michael made landfall in the area Oct. 10, St. Dominic Catholic Church has served as a staging area for disaster relief in Panama City, Florida. Associate Pastor Luke Farabaugh, himself a native of the area, told the Pensacola News Journal that the church has “become an aid facility,” with “a lot of 18 wheelers” in the parking lot.

This London Catholic school uses its garden to feed homeless

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:34 pm .- A Catholic school in London has turned its horticulture lessons into meals for the homeless.

Pope tells seminarians to report abuse ‘immediately’

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:30 pm .- Pope Francis told a group of Italian seminarians to report immediately to their bishop if they ever see or suspect any kind abuse, sexual or otherwise, on the part of a priest.

U.K. local government apologizes to pro-life charity

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:30 am .- A London borough has apologized to a U.K. pro-life charity after making inaccurate claims about the group. Life, a non-sectarian charity which provides assistance to women and children, was ejected from the Lambeth Country Show in July.

Tiananmen Square to St. Peter’s Square: Who are the Chinese bishops at the synod?

Oct 17, 2018 - 08:40 am .- Weeks after his excommunication was lifted last month as a part of an agreement between China and the Holy See, Bishop Guo garnered attention in Rome as one of the first Chinese bishops to ever participate in an ecclesial synod, along with Bishop Yang Xiaoting of Yan'an.

Pope Francis: To hate is to kill in the heart

Oct 17, 2018 - 03:22 am .- A person may not have killed someone, but if they are angry or have hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said Wednesday.