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French archbishop admits ‘inadequate’ response to abuse complaints

Mon, 2017-08-14 12:10

Archbishop Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France, has admitted to an “inadequate” response to reports of sexual abuse by a priest of his archdiocese. But the archbishop insists that he never covered up evidence of abuse.

Two Chinese ‘underground’ bishops, veterans of prison camps, have died

Mon, 2017-08-14 11:59

Two elderly bishops of China’s “underground” Catholic Church—both of whom had served years in prison camps—died this past weekend.

Australian commission recommends ending legal protection of confessional seal

Mon, 2017-08-14 11:28

A royal commission investigating child abuse in Australia is recommending that state laws be changed to require priests to report confessions of abuse.

Korean bishops appeal for peace, counsel prudence

Mon, 2017-08-14 11:17

The Catholic bishops of Korea have made an appeal for peace, decrying “unreasonable provocations” by North Korea and urging prudence.

FBI raids Catholic Worker house in Des Moines in search of pipeline sabotage evidence

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:53

About 30 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided a Catholic Worker house in Des Moines, Iowa on August 11, in connection with an investigation into sabotage of an oil pipeline.

Guam’s Catholics pray for peace as North Korea threatens

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:46

On the overwhelmingly Catholic island of Guam, residents prayed for peace as they faced the threat of a missile attack by North Korea.

Eastern Catholic patriarchs urge international action on genocide of Christians in Middle East

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:27

Concluding a meeting in Dimane, Lebanon, the patriarchs of the Eastern churches in communion with Rome have issued a “prophetic appeal” warning agains a “plan of genocide” that threatens to eliminate the Christian presence in the Middle East.

US bishops condemn ‘abhorrent acts of hatred’ in Charlottesville

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:10

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued two separate statements denouncing the violence surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.

Central African Republic: leading imam backs bishop’s assessment of UN troops’ complicity in massacre

Sun, 2017-08-13 23:40

The leading Muslim cleric in the Central African Republic has lent credence to a bishop’s charge that UN peacekeeping troops turned a blind eye to the massacre of civilians by Islamist Séléka militants.

Pope Francis: faith sustains our journey but does not exempt us from trials

Sun, 2017-08-13 22:55

Reflecting on the day’s Gospel reading (Mt. 14:22-33), in which Christ asks St. Peter to walk on water, Pope Francis said in his August 13 Sunday Angelus address (Italian text, video) that faith sustains us on our journey but does not exempt us from trials.

China continues coercive family-planning measures, despite end of ‘one-child’ policy

Fri, 2017-08-11 13:03

Although the Chinese government has formally discontinued its brutal one-child policy, forced abortions continue, the Population Research Institute (PRI) has found.

Japanese bishops caution politicians on Korea, pray for peace

Fri, 2017-08-11 12:55

Japanese bishops have called for ten days of prayer for peace, and criticized politicians for inflammatory language regarding the threat of war with North Korea.

Colombian rebels plan ceasefire for papal visit

Fri, 2017-08-11 08:55

Rebel leaders of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia have said that they hope to reach a ceasefire agreement with the country’s government for the September visit by Pope Francis.

Northern Ireland: government will fight to retain restrictive abortion law

Fri, 2017-08-11 08:49

First Minister Arlene Foster of Northern Ireland has said that her government will do “everything in its power” to prevent liberalization of abortion laws.

USCCB awards nearly $1.4M to Church in Africa

Fri, 2017-08-11 01:36

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Africa has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to 54 pastoral projects there.

Venezuelan bishops demand that regime ‘stop the witch hunt,’ respect human rights

Fri, 2017-08-11 01:28

The Venezuelan bishops’ justice and peace commission decried the inhumane treatment of political and other prisoners and demanded that the Maduro regime respect human rights guaranteed by the nation’s constitution.

Catholic church in Somaliland reopens, then closes

Fri, 2017-08-11 01:06

A Catholic church in Somaliland reopened after 30 years on July 29 but was closed a week later under pressure from the local Muslim population.

Bishop charges UN troops with complicity in Central African Republic massacre

Fri, 2017-08-11 00:40

A Spanish missionary bishop in the Central African Republic said that militants of the Muslim-dominated Séléka rebel group were able to massacre 50 civilians in the village of Gambo on August 4 and 5 because UN troops chose not to disarm them.

Argentina: bishops oppose nuclear power plant

Fri, 2017-08-11 00:17

The bishops of Patagonia, the southernmost region of Argentina, have announced their opposition to the construction of a Beijing-financed nuclear power plant at an unannounced location in Rio Negro Province.

Pakistan’s leaders pay tribute to nun who served lepers

Thu, 2017-08-10 23:50

A German nun whose life of service to lepers has been compared to Mother Teresa’s died on August 10 at the age of 87.