Archive of December 7, 2018

Nicaraguan priest attacked with acid during confession

Dec 7, 2018 - 05:59 pm .- Father Mario Guevara was injured in an acid attack Wednesday while hearing confessions in the cathedral of Managua.

Los Angeles archdiocese updates list of priests credibly accused of abuse

Dec 7, 2018 - 04:49 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has updated its list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

Options emerge for handling the ‘other sexual abuse crisis’

Dec 7, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an increasingly urgent one.

Trump announces picks for new AG and UN Ambassador

Dec 7, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- President Donald Trump announced Friday his nominations for the positions of U.S. Attorney General and Ambassador to the United Nations.

Mississippi priest under investigation for fraudulent cancer fundraising

Dec 7, 2018 - 10:57 am .- The federal investigation of a priest who allegedly fundraised more than $42,000 fraudulently, including through a GoFundMe campaign, has led Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson, Mississippi to ask those who donated to document their giving for the diocese.

Mercy Friday: Pope makes surprise visit to residence centers for the sick

Dec 7, 2018 - 10:39 am .- Continuing his ‘Mercy Friday’ initiative, Pope Francis visited two live-in health centers in the far southern suburbs of Rome today, where he spoke with residents and gifted a 22-pound Christmas cake.

The Algerian martyrs shed their blood for Christ, pope says

Dec 7, 2018 - 10:02 am .- Ahead of the beatification Saturday of Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, Pope Francis said martyrs have a special place in the Church.

Pope Francis explains symbolism of Vatican Christmas tree and sand nativity

Dec 7, 2018 - 09:30 am .- As the Vatican illuminated its 65-foot Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square Friday, Pope Francis shared the deeper meaning found in the traditional festive spruce.