Archive of January 7, 2019

Ecumenical Patriarch recognizes independence of Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Jan 7, 2019 - 08:01 pm .- The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on Saturday signed a tomos of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, formally recognizing the Church's independence.

The pilot bishop of the South Pacific

Jan 7, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Known as the “flying bishop” of Solomon Islands, Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens in islands by piloting a small airplane he also uses to deliver food and medicine.

Analysis: Their retreat accomplished, the U.S. bishops remain under siege

Jan 7, 2019 - 04:41 pm .- When their seven-day retreat at Mundelein ends Jan. 8, some of the U.S. bishops may be reluctant to leave the seminary. But if they are not eager to go home, it will not be because of the setting.

Christian cake baker's second lawsuit can go forward, federal judge says

Jan 7, 2019 - 04:40 pm .- A Colorado baker who already won a U.S. Supreme Court case may proceed with a second lawsuit claiming the state of Colorado is again wrongly prosecuting him, this time for declining to bake a cake celebrating a “gender transition,” a federal court ruled Friday.  

Be missionaries, trust Providence, save souls, SEEK conference told

Jan 7, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- At the closing Mass of the SEEK 2019 conference, Fr. Doug Grandon offered advice to the 17,000 attendees on how to become effective missionary disciples. Grandon is a national chaplain with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), meeting in Indianapolis this week for their annual conference.

Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

Jan 7, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through an abbreviated approach called an “administrative penal process.”

Pope to diplomats: Remember transcendent dimension of human persons

Jan 7, 2019 - 11:49 am .- Upholding the dignity of the human person, and the rule of law, are essential for good politics, Pope Francis said Monday to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.

Trial begins for French cardinal accused of abuse cover-up  

Jan 7, 2019 - 10:57 am .- French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, begins trial Monday on charges of failing to report allegations that a priest in his diocese abused minor boy scouts from 1986-1991.

Pope Francis sends Christmas greetings to Coptic Christians

Jan 7, 2019 - 04:01 am .- Pope Francis sent Christmas and New Year’s greetings to Coptic Christians and all Egyptians upon the inauguration of a major Coptic cathedral, jointly opened with a larger mosque at the same complex.