Archive for August, 2018

Women making a difference in Nuba Mountains with Catholic Church’s help

Women making a difference in Nuba Mountains with Catholic Church’s help

| Paul Jeffrey | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Toma Konyono was a child, she was taught that women and girls should not eat eggs or chicken, that such protein-rich foods were better reserved for men.

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Medieval reform proposals can help current abuse crisis, historian says

Medieval reform proposals can help current abuse crisis, historian says

| Carol Glatz | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A radical program of reform addressing the widespread problem of abusive clergy and negligent superiors in the 11th century holds some essential insights and lessons for the church today, a church historian has said.

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Bishop Olmsted named apostolic administrator of Eastern-rite eparchy

Bishop Olmsted named apostolic administrator of Eastern-rite eparchy

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Latin-rite Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has been appointed apostolic administrator of a Byzantine Ruthenian eparchy also based in Phoenix, the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy.

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LCWR expresses ‘profound sadness’ over AP story on abuse of nuns globally

LCWR expresses ‘profound sadness’ over AP story on abuse of nuns globally

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious issued a statement in response to an Associated Press story describing rape and abuse of nuns by priests worldwide.

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Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Standard, archdiocesan newspaper of Washington, published a question-and-answer interview July 31 with Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl about the next steps for the archdiocese in light of the sexual abuse allegations made against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and retired archbishop of Washington.

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Chicago-area priest injured in Mexico plane crash

Chicago-area priest injured in Mexico plane crash

| Rhina Guidos | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest from the Chicago area who was on board an Aeromexico flight that crashed in the Mexican state of Durango July 31 sustained injuries but was “alert and resting,” said a statement issued the same day from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to church leaders’ “moral failures of judgment,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Idolatry of wealth, beauty demands a costly sacrifice, pope says

Idolatry of wealth, beauty demands a costly sacrifice, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Idolatry is a human inclination that spares neither believers nor atheists and deprives people of life and love in exchange for slavery to unfulfilled dreams, Pope Francis said.

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Bishop: U.K. Supreme Court ruling on withdrawing hydration morally wrong

Bishop: U.K. Supreme Court ruling on withdrawing hydration morally wrong

| Simon Caldwell | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Britain’s highest court has ruled that doctors can withdraw food and fluid from patients who are in a vegetative state or minimally conscious without seeking permission from judges.

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