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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

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Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks (Reuters)

Wed, 2018-02-21 04:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 21 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Rev. Billy Graham dead at 99 (AP)

Tue, 2018-02-20 23:02
Rev. Billy Graham, America’s most influential Evangelical preacher, died at his home in North Carolina on February 21 at the age of 99. Known as “America’s pastor,” he preached in person to an estimated 215 million people, in more than 180 countries, during decades of touring with his Billy Graham Crusades, and reached countless millions more by radio and television broadcasts.

Egypt's top Muslim university open to Coptic students, but Qu'ran requirement stays (Fides)

Tue, 2018-02-20 23:02
Al Azhar University, the world’s leading institution of Sunni Islam, has announced that Coptic Christians will be admitted as students. However, the school will not change its requirements that all students must memorize the Qu’ran.

Clergy file 2nd criminal complaint against Syro-Malabar prelate for real-estate deals (UCANews)

Tue, 2018-02-20 23:02
Priests of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church have entered a criminal complaint against Cardinal George Alencherry in a court in India’s Kerala state, charging that he engaged in illicit real-estate transfers involving church property. The deals, which caused serious losses for Syro-Malabar Church, have caused bitter divisions.

Archbishop Scicluna, papal investigator, hospitalized in Chile (AP)

Tue, 2018-02-20 23:02
Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who was commissioned by Pope Francis to investigate sex-abuse complaints in Chile, has been hospitalized for gallbladder surgery. The Maltese archbishop—who is in Chile to look into charges that Bishop Juan Barros ignored abuse reports—is expected to spend two days in the hospital. He had complained of internal pain before setting out on his trip.

Judge of Roman Rota sentenced for child pornography (La Croix)

Tue, 2018-02-20 23:02
A senior judge on the Roman Rota, the Vatican’s highest appellate court, has been convicted on child-pornography charges. Msgr. Pietro Armenta entered a guilty plea after police found dozens of pornographic images, involving children, on his computer. He was given a suspended sentence of 14 months. Msgr. Armenta was investigated after a teenage boy accused him of molestation.

Nigeria: herdsmen continue rampage, kill 4 in Kaduna, 3 in Jos (This Day (Lagos))

Tue, 2018-02-20 06:02
The herdsmen are members of the Fulani people, who are largely Muslim.

Baptists report increasing persecution of Christians in Nagaland (Fides)

Tue, 2018-02-20 05:02
Nagaland is a northeastern Indian state with a Christian majority.

Merkel gives pivotal job to conservative Catholic, sparking succession talk (Handelsblatt)

Tue, 2018-02-20 05:02
Handelsblatt is a German business newspaper.

Indonesian bishop forgives man who conducted attack on church (Jakarta Post)

Tue, 2018-02-20 05:02
“We call on all parties to avoid any revenge and instead, we should pray for [the attacker’s] happiness in his afterlife,” said Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko of Semarang.

Overcoming the sin of tribalism: a challenge for the Church of Africa (Fides)

Tue, 2018-02-20 05:02
Fides is the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Cowboy, engineer, saint: America magazine on the trail of St. José Brochero (America)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
St. Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero (1840-1914) was known as the “Gaucho priest.”

USCCB president, vice president, and migration chair announce national call-in day for Dreamers (USCCB)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
“We will be asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop José Gomez, and Bishop Joe Vásquez.

Vatican foundation considers Sahel aid (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
Since 1984, the John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel has granted over $40 million to projects in the African region.

Pope's homilies, addresses as Archbishop of Buenos Aires published (Publicaciones Claretianas)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was Archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2013.

Chinese journalist argues Vatican sees deal with Beijing as "good for business" (South China Morning Post)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
The South China Morning Post is published in Hong Kong.