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Vatican foreign minister calls for dialogue, commitment to human rights in order to promote peace, security (Zenit)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, made his remarks at a meeting of foreign ministers of nations that belong to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Pope calls for ecumenical cooperation to help Asia's less fortunate (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 05:12
Pope Francis made his remarks in an audience with a delegation from the National Council of Churches of Taiwan. The nation of 23.5 million is less than 5% Christian, with 93% adhering to Buddhism or Taoism.

Pope questions translation of the Lord's Prayer (New York Times)

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:12
In an Italian television interview, Pope Francis suggested that the 6th petition of the Lord’s Prayer, “lead us not into temptation,” might be translated improperly, since God is not the source of temptation. The Pope’s harkens back to an old theological controversy, which was resolved in favor of the current translation. (Contrary to some reports, the Pope did not recommend a change in the translation.)

Ex-priest who counseled abusers is found guilty of 1960 murder (Fox News)

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:12
A former Catholic priest was convicted of murdering a young woman in Texas in 1960. John Bernard Feit was charged with raping and killing Irene Garza after hearing her confession. Before leaving the priesthood in 1972, he served as a counselor at a center for troubled priests.

New study shows contraceptive use heightens breast-cancer risk (LifeSite News)

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:12
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that long-term use of oral contraceptives can significantly increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

Medjugorje pilgrimages now allowed, says papal delegage (Catholic Herald)

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:12
Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Polish prelate who was appointed by Pope Francis to investigate pastoral conditions at Medjugorje, has said that it is “no longer a problem” for diocesan groups to organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje. Archbishop Hoser cautioned that a final Vatican decision on the authenticity of reported Marian apparitions has still not been announced.

Ukrainian Orthodox Patriarch ready to talk with Moscow, but insists on autonomy (RISU)

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:12
Ukrainian Orthodox Patriarch Filaret, who broke away from the Moscow patriarchate after his country’s independence, has indicated that he is ready to engage in talks with Russian Patriarch Filaret, but will insist on the self-governing status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Advent is time of purification, Pope Francis says during Angelus address (Vatican Press Office)

Sun, 2017-12-10 20:12
Reflecting on Isaiah 40, Pope Francis described Advent as “a time for recognizing the voids to fill in our life, to smooth out the roughness of pride, and to make space for Jesus Who comes.” Click here for a video of the 12/10 Angelus address.

CWN closed for feast of Immaculate Conception (CWN)

Fri, 2017-12-08 06:12

The offices of Catholic World News (CWN) are closed today, December 8, so that we may celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Pope Francis names new Archbishops of Mexico City, Paris (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:12
Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera and Cardinal André Vingt-Trois for reasons of age (both are 75). The new Archbishop of Mexico City is Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Tlalnepantla; the new Archbishop of Paris is Bishop Michel Aupetit of Nanterre. Bishop Aupetit, a medical doctor who was ordained to the priesthood at 44, served as Cardinal Vingt-Trois’ vicar general from 2006 to 2013.

Pope receives international Lutheran leaders, calls for renewed efforts to promote Christian unity (Vatican Press Office)

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:12
“Although the past cannot be changed, the future challenges us: we can no longer refuse to seek and foster greater communion in charity and faith,” Pope Francis told leaders of the Lutheran World Federation.

'Stand for DREAMers,' Catholic Charities urges in advocacy alert (Catholic Charities USA)

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:12
“DREAMers” would benefit from the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act), first introduced in Congress in 2001. (Click here for a recent USCCB statement.)

Cardinal Cipriani: Peru and Chile will greet Pope Francis with 'lively faith' (CNA)

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:12
Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the 2 nations from January 15 to 21.

Vatican newspaper highlights international concern about Trump decision on Jerusalem (L'Osservatore Romano)

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:12
L’Osservatore Romano devoted 2 front-page stories to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The first story emphasized the Pope’s concern; the second, with the headline “Trump inflames the Middle East,” highlighted international reaction to the decision.

15,000 victims of euthanasia in Belgium since 2002 legalization (La Croix)

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:12
According to the article, 19% of victims were mentally ill and thus unable to give their consent. L’Osservatore Romano (12/7 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Canadian government may expand euthanasia to teens, mentally ill (National Catholic Register)

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:12
Canada enacted a euthanasia law in 2016 after its Supreme Court declared an anti-euthanasia law unconstitutional.

Prelates disappointed by US government's withdrawal from process to develop migration treaty (USCCB)

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:12
Click here for information about the UN’s global compact on migration.