Archive of December 11, 2018

Indian sister: Rape claims against bishop went unheard by Church leaders

Dec 11, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The religious sister who says she was serially raped by an Indian bishop claims she made a police report only after written complaints to Church authorities went unheeded.

Trump signs law to aid Christians in Iraq, Syria

Dec 11, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure US aid reaches Christian and Yazidi genocide victims.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

Dec 11, 2018 - 03:47 pm .- It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on street corners, in private homes, on restaurant walls, and certainly in church chapels.

Archbishop Gomez: Church needs to 'return to Guadalupe'

Dec 11, 2018 - 03:06 pm .- The Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote this week that Our Lady of Guadalupe, as a messenger of reform and renewal, has important lessons for contemporary Catholics.

Iran, China detain hundreds of Christians

Dec 11, 2018 - 02:20 pm .- While religious leaders marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this week by saying that more should be done to preserve human rights, both Iran and China detained upwards of 100 Christians.

What is a lay 'Parish Life Coordinator'? A CNA Explainer

Dec 11, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- What is a ‘parish life coordinator? What does such a lay person do?

Cobblestones honoring Holocaust victims stolen in Rome

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:09 pm .- Twenty bronze-capped cobblestones, commemorating members of two Italian Jewish families who were deported during the Holocaust, were stolen in Rome in the early hours of Monday morning.

Five dead in Brazilian cathedral shooting, cathedral priest asks for prayer

Dec 11, 2018 - 11:46 am .- A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas, Brazil. After opening fire inside the cathedral, the gunman took his own life.

Sisters of St. Joseph will not defend embezzling LA sisters

Dec 11, 2018 - 08:52 am .- The two religious sisters accused of embezzling from a California Catholic school face a criminal investigation, and will not be defended by their religious community.