Archive of October 29, 2018

Annual White Mass honors the gifts of those with disabilities

Oct 29, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Mass is held in honor of the dignity of those living with disabilities. It was first celebrated in 2010, and is called the “White Mass” as the color is symbolic of the “dignity shared by all who have been baptized into Christ’s body.”

At late bishop's request, Saginaw Catholics adore the Eucharist

Oct 29, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- Bishop Joseph Cistone of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan planned one final diocesan event before succumbing to lung cancer in October: forty hours of continuous Eucharistic adoration to pray for the suffering of the Church, against a backdrop of country-wide revelations of sexual abuse.

After synagogue shooting, bishops decry anti-Semitism and pray for victims

Oct 29, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Catholic bishops promised prayers for victims and their families while condemning anti-Semitism, after a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday killed 11 people.

Five nuns kidnapped in southern Nigeria

Oct 29, 2018 - 04:55 pm .- Five nuns were abducted by gunmen in Nigeria’s Delta state on Thursday, according to local media.

Synodality and sexuality: What the youth synod document said and didn't say

Oct 29, 2018 - 03:37 pm .- The fifteenth ordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops closed on Saturday. After a long afternoon of voting by the synod fathers, a final document was approved, mostly addressing the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment.

Whistleblower says Buffalo diocese did not disclose priest abuse reports

Oct 29, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- A former Church employee said she leaked diocesan documents because when the Buffalo diocese addressed sexual abuse allegations it seemed primarily concerned with protecting the reputation and assets of the Church.

Without Christ, Church's mission is just 'social activism' pope says

Oct 29, 2018 - 02:32 pm .- If one’s work as a Catholic is not united to Christ Jesus, it is no longer the “mission” to which the Church is called, Pope Francis told a group of religious brothers Monday.

Synod 2018's final document shows nuances on 'synodality'

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:14 pm .- Among the most debated paragraphs of the final document from the Synod of Bishops on young people, faith, and vocational discernment were those pertaining to the concept of synodality.

Virginia dioceses pledge to cooperate with attorney general

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:30 am .- In a statement released last Wednesday and repeated at Masses over the weekend, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond pledged that they would cooperate with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s investigation into clerical sexual abuse of minors in the state.

Indian bishop accused of rape has not turned over key evidence

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:23 am .- The Indian bishop charged with serially raping a nun has not yet produced a laptop that government investigators say could provide key evidence in his case.