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Pope responding personally to Nigerian priests on acceptance of bishop

Mon, 2017-07-24 08:06

After demanding that the priests of the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, must write to him accepting their bishop’s authority, Pope Francis had begun responding personally to those priests who complied with his directive.

Charlie Gard’s parents withdraw appeal

Mon, 2017-07-24 07:50

The parents of Charlie Gard have withdrawn their appeal for permission to try experimental treatment for their child.

Did Vatican pay twice for contractor’s work in embezzlement case?

Mon, 2017-07-24 07:44

Investigators have unearthed a series of financial transactions that suggest a contractor was paid by two different Vatican offices for his work in a case that has given rise to the Vatican’s first indictments for financial misconduct.

Pope’s plans thwarted by resistance in clergy, according to essay in Vatican newspaper

Mon, 2017-07-24 07:33

An article in the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano argues that the “main obstacle” to the work of Pope Francis is resistance among Catholic priests and bishops.

Pope reflects on parable of weeds and wheat

Sun, 2017-07-23 23:46

Pope Francis reflect on the parable of the weeds and the wheat (Matthew 13:24-43) during his July 23 Sunday Angelus address (Italian text, video).

Papal appeal for prayer, dialogue amid Jerusalem violence

Sun, 2017-07-23 23:30

Following the recitation of the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on July 23, Pope Francis appealed for prayer for peace in Jerusalem, where violence has erupted following the Israeli installation of metal detectors at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.

Germany: 162,000 Catholics left Church, 537 parishes closed in 2016

Sun, 2017-07-23 23:06

162,093 Catholics left the Church in Germany during 2016—down from 181,925 in 2015, according to statistics released by the bishops’ conference on July 21.

Leading Communist official says Chinese Catholicism should ‘fit into’ socialism

Sun, 2017-07-23 22:14

The fourth-ranking member of China’s Communist party said that it is important for “the leadership of the Chinese Catholic Church” to be “firmly in the hands of those who love the nation and the religion.”

Interfaith statement encourages Trump to pursue 2-state solution in Holy Land

Sun, 2017-07-23 21:50

Thirty-five Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have signed a statement calling upon President Donald Trump to pursue a two-state solution for peace in the Holy Land.

USCCB: fix Obamacare’s deficiencies, rather than repealing it without a replacement

Sun, 2017-07-23 21:32

The chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development urged senators to “oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn, and supports conscience rights.”

Heavy fines for contempt in release of undercover Planned Parenthood videos

Fri, 2017-07-21 10:53

A California judge has ordered pro-life activists to pay over $135,000 in fines, citing them for contempt of court for releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the sale of fetal parts.

Mosul is ‘completely destroyed,’ prelate reports

Fri, 2017-07-21 10:49

“Today, Mosul is completely distroyed,” reports the city’s Syric-Catholic Bishop Petros Mouche. “Everything needs to be rebuilt.”

New officials named to Roman Rota

Fri, 2017-07-21 07:48

Pope Francis has named two new officials for the Roman Rota.

Filipino bishop suggests new focus for war against drug trade

Fri, 2017-07-21 07:44

A Filipino bishop has encouraged President Rodrigo Duterte to “reconfigure” his war against drug trafficking, concentrating on eliminating the demand for illegal drugs rather than wiping out drug dealers.

Pope makes €25,000 contribution to fight famine in eastern Africa

Fri, 2017-07-21 07:30

Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to support efforts against famine in eastern Africa.

Cameroon bishops demand further inquiry into bishop’s death

Fri, 2017-07-21 07:20

The Catholic bishops of Cameroon have filed a formal complaint of murder in the death of Bishop jean-Marie Benoit Bala, saying that they are unsatisfied with the government’s inquiry to date.

Texas bishop issues pastoral letter on migration

Fri, 2017-07-21 01:50

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso has issued a pastoral letter on migration.

Vatican’s Secretary of State to meet with Putin

Fri, 2017-07-21 01:39

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in August.

USCCB: bishop criticizes House Republicans’ budget proposal

Fri, 2017-07-21 01:05

The chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development criticized the House Republicans’ budget proposal, which was approved in a July 19 committee vote.

Sharp decline in Bosnia’s Catholic population

Fri, 2017-07-21 00:52

The Catholic population of Bosnia and Herzegovina has fallen to 400,000—down from over 740,000 before the Bosnian War (1992-95).