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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

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Cardinal comments on book on reparative therapy

Thu, 2017-08-03 22:58

Writing on Twitter on August 1, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, South Africa, described Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality: A New Clinical Approach by the late Joseph Nicolosi (1947-2017) as a “challenging book on a subject of great importance.”

Maronite bishops call for global plan to bring Syrian refugees home

Thu, 2017-08-03 22:33

The bishops of the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern church in full communion with the Holy See, called for a global plan to repatriate Syrian refugees.

Papal letter to Japanese interfaith meeting encourages prayer for peace

Thu, 2017-08-03 22:17

Pope Francis has sent a letter to participants in the 30th annual interfaith prayer meeting on Mount Hiei in Kyoto, Japan.

Pope sends greetings, thanks to Knights of Columbus

Thu, 2017-08-03 08:47

Pope Francis has sent a message of greeting to leaders of the Knights of Columbus, who are meeting in St. Louis this week at their 135th annual convention.

Lebanese bishops urge plans to help Syrian refugees return

Thu, 2017-08-03 08:44

The Maronite Catholic bishops have called for a “global plan” to help refugees from Syria return to their homes, saying that their continued presence in Lebanon is straining that country’s resources.

Mexican priest, stabbed on altar in May, pronounced dead

Thu, 2017-08-03 05:48

A Mexican priest who was stabbed by an assailant after celebrating Mass at the Mexico City cathedral on May 15 is now considered brain-dead, the Mexico City archdiocese has announced.

Jubilee year of Portiuncula indulgence concludes

Thu, 2017-08-03 03:00

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, traveled to the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi on August 2 to celebrate the closing Mass of the 800th anniversary of the “pardon of Assisi,” also known as the Portiuncula indulgence.

Philippine bishops launch anti-trafficking initiative

Thu, 2017-08-03 02:36

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has announced the formation of an anti-human trafficking coalition.

Catholic organizations: be open to Venezuelans fleeing oppression

Thu, 2017-08-03 02:13

A coalition of over a dozen Catholic organizations and religious orders that serve migrants and refugees has called upon people and governments in Latin America to be open to Venezuelans who are fleeing the nation’s political repression and severe economic crisis.

Vatican newspaper welcomes Jordanian vote on rape law

Thu, 2017-08-03 01:47

The lower house of Jordan’s parliament has voted to abolish a 1960 law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution if they marry their victims.

Iranian Christian convert released from prison

Thu, 2017-08-03 01:21

Maryam Naghash Zargaran, an Iranian Muslim who converted to Christianity, has been released from a Tehran prison.

USCCB: ‘strong opposition’ to RAISE Act

Thu, 2017-08-03 00:49

Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, announced his strong opposition to the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act (S.354).

Asian Youth Day begins

Thu, 2017-08-03 00:19

Two thousand Catholic youth from across Asia gathered at a convention center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to take part in the 7th Asian Youth Day, an initiative of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences that first took place in 1999.

Vatican forms international group to fight corruption, organized crime

Wed, 2017-08-02 12:42

The Vatican’s dicastery for Integral Human Development has formed an international group to fight against corruption and organized crime.

Malawi’s government praises Catholic media outlets

Wed, 2017-08-02 12:09

The government of Malawi welcomes the work of Catholic media outlets and will work cooperatively with them, the government’s information minister says.

Archbishop stung by criticism of spider-on-cathedral show

Wed, 2017-08-02 12:06

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa has expressed regret that some Catholics were offended to see pictures of a giant robotic spider on the roof of the city’s cathedral.

Pope meets with German soccer squad

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:26

Pope Francis met on August 2 with members of Borussia Mönchengladbach soccer squad.

First-ever Christian woman elected as mayor of Iraqi town

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:22

Lara Yussif Zara has been chosen as mayor of Algosh, a small town in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains region.

Indian cardinal: ‘Forced conversions do not exist’

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:18

New legislation that would impose criminal penalties for forcible conversions in India’s Jharkhand state would be irrelevant to Christians, Cardinal Telesphore Toppo of Ranchi told the AsiaNews service, explaining: “No one can force another to convert.”

Date America’s founding from appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, suggests Archbishop Gomez

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:11

The founding of the Americas should be dated from the time of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said in an address to the Napa Institute.