Archive of January 4, 2019

Commentary: A few books for 2019

Jan 4, 2019 - 04:47 pm .- It’s probably a little late for retrospectives, but if you’re planning your 2019 reading list, here are six great novels and memoirs I read in 2018.

Argentine archbishop temporarily closes monastery after monks arrested

Jan 4, 2019 - 04:40 pm .- Archbishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo of Mendoza, Argentina has temporarily closed the Christ at Prayer Monastery in the town of Tupungato, after two of the community’s founding monks were arrested on sexual abuse charges.

'Heaven is all that matters' FOCUS founder tells conference

Jan 4, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) founder Curtis Martin encouraged members to recall the real purpose of their lives while speaking at the organization’s annual conference.

Hong Kong bishop dies at age 73

Jan 4, 2019 - 02:33 pm .- Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died in hospital Thursday at the age of 73, after suffering liver failure due to cirrhosis.

Congo's bishops call for release of election results

Jan 4, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for the release of the result of the country’s presidential election. The Church sent thousands of election monitors to assist at polling stations across the central African country during the vote, which was the subject of numerous delays, with many reporting irregularities.

Conversion or reform: What will the bishops choose in 2019?

Jan 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Expectations that there can be one practical solution to solve the crisis are likely to prove false hopes. It has become obvious to most observers that no new policy, structure, or process can answer or prevent what is essentially a crisis of sin.

Argentine bishop at Holy See financial office investigated for sex abuse

Jan 4, 2019 - 10:40 am .- Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, an Argentine native appointed to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in 2017, was accused last autumn of sexual abuse, the Holy See announced Friday.

New House passes spending bill with pro-abortion rider

Jan 4, 2019 - 09:30 am .- In the first day of the new congressional session, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes a provision to repeal a pro-life policy.

Was this Michigan grandfather on a mission from God?

Jan 4, 2019 - 03:34 am .- Irving “Francis” Houle was a Michigan father of five known for his holy life. He appeared to bear the stigmata, a physical manifestation of the wounds of Jesus Christ, and said he experienced the Passion and visions of Jesus and Mary.

Nigerian priest abducted on Christmas Eve: Prayer saved us

Jan 4, 2019 - 12:46 am .- A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve recalled his experience after Mass this week, saying prayer is what saved him.