Archive for September, 2018

Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick now living in rural Kansas friary

Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick now living in rural Kansas friary

| Rhina Guidos | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Washington announced Sept. 28 that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed from ministry earlier this year after abuse allegations came to light, is now living in Kansas in a friary for Capuchin Franciscan friars.

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Former nuncio claims Vatican official has evidence of cover-up

Former nuncio claims Vatican official has evidence of cover-up

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who accused Pope Francis and church officials of failing to act on accusations of sexual abuse, urged a top Vatican official to release documents that would prove his allegations.

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Pope expels Karadima, notorious Chilean abuser, from priesthood

Pope expels Karadima, notorious Chilean abuser, from priesthood

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis expelled from the priesthood a Chilean who gained notoriety for sexually abusing young men in his parish.

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Chinese Catholics outside mainland divided over Sino-Vatican agreement

Chinese Catholics outside mainland divided over Sino-Vatican agreement

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong are divided over the provisional agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.

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Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

| Godfrey Olukya | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three convents in Congo were attacked by armed men in the latest violence targeting the Catholic Church in the central Africa country.

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The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has its share of young saints who gave witness through their lives that holiness can be attained even at a young age.

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Frat house where tragedy struck reborn as faith community for students

Frat house where tragedy struck reborn as faith community for students

| Richard Meek | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christ the King Church in Baton Rouge, through the efforts of pastor Father Andrew Merrick, has transformed a former fraternity house where a college freshman died a year ago in a hazing incident into a community of nine Catholic male students living together, sharing their faith while also developing and deepening their own prayer lives.

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Cardinal beatifies 22-year-old Romanian as ‘martyr to chastity’

Cardinal beatifies 22-year-old Romanian as ‘martyr to chastity’

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 22-year-old Romanian peasant has taken a step closer to sainthood as a “martyr to chastity,” six decades after she was murdered while resisting rape during the communist-era repression of the Catholic Church.

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Abuse crisis is like fire purifying church, says head of Canadian bishops

Abuse crisis is like fire purifying church, says head of Canadian bishops

| Deborah Gyapong | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sexual abuse crisis is like a fire that should be left to burn to purify the church, said the president of the Canadian bishops’ conference.

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Time to heal, restore unity, evangelize, pope tells Catholics in China

Time to heal, restore unity, evangelize, pope tells Catholics in China

| Carol Glatz | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The recent Vatican-China agreement on the nomination of bishops seeks the true good of the church, the promotion of preaching the Gospel in China and the re-establishment of the church’s full and visible unity, Pope Francis said in a message to Catholics in China and worldwide.

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Ordained at 51, Father Hart dedicated ministry to serving others

Ordained at 51, Father Hart dedicated ministry to serving others

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being a lifelong Catholic, Father Bob Hart had a certain impression of the priesthood by the time he was in his 40s — until a 1993 retreat talk in by a priest wearing a polo shirt and khakis made him rethink the vocation and his own possibility of joining it.

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Conference celebrates ‘partnership’ between Reagan, St. John Paul II

Conference celebrates ‘partnership’ between Reagan, St. John Paul II

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The United States’ “cold warriors” from 30 and more years ago didn’t come in from the cold, but from 85-degree heat, and into the air-conditioned comfort of an auditorium at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Sept. 26 to celebrate the joint efforts of Reagan and St. John Paul II to defeat communism in the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Eastern and Central Europe.

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