Archive of November 26, 2018

CUA social work dean resigns over Kavanaugh tweets

Nov 26, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A professor at The Catholic University of America has resigned as head of the university’s social work department, after a controversy followed his September tweets about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Analysis: On sexual abuse, what will U.S. bishops, and the pope, do next?

Nov 26, 2018 - 06:15 pm .- After several confusing and turbulent weeks in the Church, it is worth asking where reform efforts stand, and where they will be going.

Christians in Ukraine ask for prayer as tensions with Russia escalate

Nov 26, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- As the Ukrainian parliament voted to introduce martial law after Russian forces seized three of its naval vessels, Christians in the country are asking for prayer and solidarity to de-escalate the conflict.

‘Power is a service’ Congo archbishop tells candidates

Nov 26, 2018 - 03:20 pm .- The Archbishop of Kinshasa has urged politicians to preserve national unity and practice leadership as service ahead of upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., made the comments during an open-air Mass on the feast of Christ the King.

Report: 'Aggressive nationalism' fueling threats to religious minorities

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm .- “Aggressive nationalism” is a principal driver of violence and intimidation targeting religious minorities in certain parts of the world, according to the international papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Doctrine remains problem in relations, SSPX affirms after Vatican meeting

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:11 pm .- After a meeting between the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the canonically irregular priestly society said the problem in its relations with the Holy See is fundamentally doctrinal.

Duterte: Catholics should pray at home, not pay Church 'idiots'

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:45 am .- The president of the Philippines encouraged on Monday Catholics to build their own chapels, rather than attending Catholic churches.

Pope Francis says priests, bishops should keep an open dialogue

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:14 am .- In a meeting with seminarians Saturday, Pope Francis said it is necessary for priests to maintain an open and filial discussion with their bishop, since he is the unifying figure of the diocese.