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18 NY parishes may be sold or leased

Wed, 2017-08-09 01:39

Eighteen closed New York parishes may soon be sold or leased, potentially bringing hundreds of millions of dollars of income to the Archdiocese of New York.

Brazilian bishop describes homosexuality as ‘gift from God’

Wed, 2017-08-09 01:12

During a recent homily, a Brazilian bishop characterized homosexuality as a “gift from God” and lamented “prejudices that kill.”

‘Pope congratulates, blesses gay couple’

Wed, 2017-08-09 00:52

Some gay activists claimed a papal blessing on their lifestyle after a Brazilian man received a standard form letter from a Vatican official.

Report: massacre at Nigerian parish was drug-related

Wed, 2017-08-09 00:12

The recent shooting attack on a Nigerian parish was drug related, according to a report from the Fides news agency.

Asian Catholic youth pledge to witness to faith amid challenges

Tue, 2017-08-08 23:56

Participants in the 7th Asian Youth Day issued a final statement in which they pledged to witness to their faith amid challenges, including “consumerism, addictions, and loss of our own identity because of the fading culture,” as well as “intolerance and feeling left behind.”

Christians in India decry mounting violence, discrimination

Tue, 2017-08-08 23:30

A group of academics and other prominent Christians in India has decried growing discrimination and violence against non-Hindus and Dalits, the members of the caste once known as untouchables.

Scottish archbishop predicts greater hostility to faith in US

Tue, 2017-08-08 13:26

Addressing priests in the Philadelphia archdiocese, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Scotland, said that American Catholics should learn from the problems facing the Church in Great Britain.

Orthodox prelate protests sale of property in Jerusalem to Jewish settlers

Tue, 2017-08-08 13:06

An Orthodox prelate in Jerusalem has blasted an Israeli court decision allowing Jewish settlers to purchase properties near the basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.

Korean religious leaders plead for peace

Tue, 2017-08-08 12:59

As political tensions mount on the Korean peninsula, religious leaders held an inter-religious ceremony in Seongju to mark the end of the Korean war and to plead for peace today.

Minnesota archdiocese: proposed bankruptcy settlement would destroy Church work

Tue, 2017-08-08 10:59

The Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis has lodged strong objections to a new plan for reorganizing the archdioesan finances. The plan was submitted by creditors in a contentious bankrupcty process.

Governing council named for Pontifical Academy for Life

Tue, 2017-08-08 10:53

Pope Francis has named a six-member governing council for the Pontifical Academy for Life, completing his thorough revamping of that institution.

75th anniversary of martyrdom of St. Edith Stein

Tue, 2017-08-08 02:44

August 9 marks the 75th anniversary of martyrdom of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), the German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun.

Philippines: prelate welcomes free tuition at state colleges

Tue, 2017-08-08 01:26

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting free tuition to students at all of the nation’s state colleges and universities.

Indian nun wins international AIDS nursing award

Tue, 2017-08-08 01:14

An Indian nun who is director of nursing at a hospital and principal of a nursing college will receive the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care’s Excellence in Global HIV Nursing Award.

Inaccurate reporting on Bible and Canaanites

Tue, 2017-08-08 00:50

A study on the genetic overlap between ancient Canaanites and modern Lebanese demonstrates that the Bible is inaccurate in recounting that the Israelites destroyed the Canaanites, according to recent reports in newspapers, scientific journals, and other media outlets.

Protestant pastor jailed in Tajikistan

Tue, 2017-08-08 00:20

The pastor of a Protestant church in Khujand, Tajikistan, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Court rules against pro-life organization in HHS mandate case

Tue, 2017-08-08 00:01

The US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Real Alternatives, a Pennsylvania pro-life organization, is not exempt from the HHS mandate because it is not a house of worship.

Maduro rips Vatican statement against constitution rewrite

Mon, 2017-08-07 23:08

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s socialist president, strongly criticized a recent Vatican statement opposing his government’s plan to rewrite the nation’s constitution.

Papal condolences following attack on Nigerian parish

Mon, 2017-08-07 22:47

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, sent a telegram of condolence in the Pope’s name to Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke of Nnewi, Nigeria, following an attack on St. Philip Church in Ozubulu.

Michigan priest charged with embezzling funds; over $1 million missing from parish

Mon, 2017-08-07 14:20

A Catholic priest who has been embezzling funds a parish in Michigan is asking the court to release $800,000 that was seized by police during the investigation into his alleged crime.