Archive of January 21, 2019

Notre Dame to cover prominent Columbus murals

Jan 21, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- A series of murals depicting Christopher Columbus' life and exploration displayed at the University of Notre Dame will be covered up, the university's president announced Sunday.

Nigerian bishops call for fair elections, warn against selling votes

Jan 21, 2019 - 05:54 pm .- As the Nigerian presidential election approaches, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference in the country emphasized the importance of electoral honesty and cautioned citizens against political corruption.

What is happening with the Sistine Chapel Choir?

Jan 21, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- With a motu proprio released Jan. 19, Pope Francis put the Sistine Chapel Choir under the administration of the Office of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, appointing Mons. Guido Marini, who is the master of ceremonies for papal liturgies, to the helm, and entrusting him with drafting the choir’s new statutes.

5 things to know about World Youth Day 2019

Jan 21, 2019 - 04:31 pm .- Five things you need to know about World Youth Day 2019

Mexico's bishops pray for the scores killed by pipeline blast

Jan 21, 2019 - 03:46 pm .- The bishops of Mexico have offered prayers and condolences following Friday's explosion of a fuel pipeline which killed at least 79 people in Hidalgo state.

Martin Luther King Jr hailed as an example of 'artisans of peace'

Jan 21, 2019 - 02:35 pm .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has called civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. an exemplar of the “artisans of peace” called for by the pope.

After Covington Catholic students caught in social media maelstrom, fuller picture emerges

Jan 21, 2019 - 01:28 pm .- A wave of media attention engulfed this weekend a group of students who attended last week’s annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The students, most of whom attend Catholic high schools in Kentucky, were accused on Saturday of harassing and taunting a Native American drummer, but subsequent revelations revealed a decidedly more complicated picture.

Bishops ‘encouraged’ by Trump proposal for Dreamers, urge permanent solution

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has responded cautiously to President Donald Trump’s proposal to extend protections for those eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, commonly referred to as Dreamers.

What the pope said when Martin Luther King was killed

Jan 21, 2019 - 09:35 am .- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.