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14 killed in Mozambique dump collapse (Africa Review)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Oxfam releases Haiti prostitution scandal details as American branch distances itself (New York Daily News)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
Oxfam is a major British-based anti-poverty agency.

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire' (Reuters)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Russia church shooting (UPI)

Tue, 2018-02-20 04:02
Five people were killed in an attack on a Russian Orthodox church in Dagestan, which is located in the Caucasus region.

Pope, on First Sunday of Lent, reflects on temptation, conversion, and the Good News (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2018-02-20 03:02
Click here for a video of the Pope’s Angelus address, which was devoted to Mark 1:12-15.

Appointments: Eastern Catholic Churches (2/19) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2018-02-20 03:02
Pope Francis assented to the appointment of a bishop of the Syriac Catholic Church.

Resignations and appointments (2/19) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2018-02-20 03:02
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Nigerian bishop rejected by his diocesan priests and appointed an apostolic administrator to govern the diocese. The Pope also accepted the resignation of a 71-year-old German bishop for health reasons.

Vatican accord with China by end of March? (Taiwan News)

Mon, 2018-02-19 23:02
An accord between the Vatican and China could be signed by the end of March, according to an unidentified Vatican official quoted in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. Chinese officials are expected to be in Rome during March to continue negotiations toward the agreement, which has been widely anticipated.

Diocese announces Cardinal Mahony will not appear at anniversary celebration (LifeSite News)

Mon, 2018-02-19 23:02
Cardinal Roger Mahony will not appear, as originally scheduled at a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The appointment of Cardinal Mahony as a special papal representative at the celebration had provoked protests because of the cardinal’s mishandling of sex-abuse allegations during his tenure as Archbishop of Los Angeles. The Scranton diocese has announced that the retired cardinal “is unable to attend the Mass” for the March 4 celebration.

Cardinal Müller rejects idea of 'paradigm shift' in Catholic doctrine (CWN)

Mon, 2018-02-19 23:02

Cardinal Gerhard Müller rejects the notion of a “paradigm shift” in Church teaching, in an essay for First Things.

China expert fears accord would establish 'national Church' (Crux)

Mon, 2018-02-19 23:02
An expert on Catholic missionary work has voiced his fear that an agreement between the Vatican and China could produce a state-controlled Church. Father Bernardo Cervellera, the director of the AsiaNews service, told Crux that the rumored agreement— under which the government would choose bishops, with the Holy See exercising a partial veto— would be a step backward, toward times when government leaders controlled Church decisions. Father Cervellera remarks that the Vatican may be anxious to reach an accord, because of concerns that the government might otherwise appoint dozens of new illicit bishops, and crack down more severely on the “underground” Church.

Parish looted, hosts desecrated in Bangladesh (AsiaNews)

Mon, 2018-02-19 06:02
“The thieves not only hurt our parish priest, but also our Lord Jesus Christ,” said one Catholic laywoman.

Massive data gaps leave refugee, migrant and displaced children in danger (UNICEF)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 17 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Mysterious pool and fountain discovered at ancient Christian site in Israel (Fox News)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
“We believe that some early Christian commentators identified Ein Hanniya as the site where the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized, as described in Acts 8:26-40,” said an archaeologist.

Trump administration proposes 'paradigm shift' in federal education policies (National Catholic Register)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
Neither the federal nor state government “should supplant and take the place of the role that the parent has in the child’s education and the ability to choose the education that the parent knows is best for their child,” said Dominican Sister Mary Fleming, the executive director of the US bishops’ Secretariat of Catholic Education.

Prepare yourselves for total fidelity to Christ and His Church, Pope tells seminarians (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
The Pope addressed members of the Pontifical Regional Seminary of Sardinia, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

Catholic mother sentenced to week in jail for contempt of court after having child baptized (Charlotte Observer)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
The day before the baptism, a North Carolina judge had given her ex-boyfriend full custody of the child, including “decisions concerning religion.”