Archive for January, 2019

Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

| Cindy Wooden | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will have St. Francis of Assisi on his mind when he visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5 and Morocco in late March.

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India’s Supreme Court rejects bail for nun held seven months, not charged

India’s Supreme Court rejects bail for nun held seven months, not charged

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

India’s Supreme Court rejected bail for a Missionaries of Charity nun arrested nearly seven months ago on suspicion of child trafficking.

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International study suggests religious people are happier

International study suggests religious people are happier

| Mark Pattison | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Charles Schulz, in his “Peanuts” comic strip, coined the adage, “Happiness is a warm puppy.”

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During Arctic blast, Catholic service agencies extend services, hours

During Arctic blast, Catholic service agencies extend services, hours

| Carol Zimmermann | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

The deep freeze that plunged much of the Upper Midwest into historic and dangerously low temperatures was a matter of life and death for many of the area’s homeless at risk of frostbite or hypothermia.

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Across Midwest, deep freeze closes diocesan offices, Catholic schools

Across Midwest, deep freeze closes diocesan offices, Catholic schools

| Carol Zimmermann | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A broad swath of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze during the last days of January with historic low temperatures impacting daily routines.

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The health effects of binge-watching: You are getting very sleepy …

The health effects of binge-watching: You are getting very sleepy …

| Mark Pattison | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the beginning, humans regulated their day by the rising and the setting of the sun. Then someone invented the concept of time and its division into hours and minutes.

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WikiLeaks releases documents on Knights of Malta controversy

WikiLeaks releases documents on Knights of Malta controversy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Internal documents relating to the public crisis that led to the resignation of the grand master of the Knights of Malta in 2017 were released by WikiLeaks.

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Affirming celibacy, pope explains narrow possibility for married priests

Affirming celibacy, pope explains narrow possibility for married priests

| Cindy Wooden | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many people were surprised when Pope Francis told reporters flying with him from Panama Jan. 27 that he did not think optional celibacy for priests in the Latin-rite church was a good idea.

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Cardinal Dolan criticizes Cuomo for ‘stinging criticism’ of church

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Cuomo for ‘stinging criticism’ of church

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in a Sirius XM broadcast Jan. 29 criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his “stinging criticism of the Catholic Church” in singling out Catholics over the crisis surrounding the sexual abuse of minors.”

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Canon law examined in wake of push for excommunication over abortion

Canon law examined in wake of push for excommunication over abortion

| Jacob Comello | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 22, the New York Statehouse burst into cheers after a landmark abortion bill had been passed.

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Vatican doctrinal official steps down amid investigation of solicitation

Vatican doctrinal official steps down amid investigation of solicitation

| Carol Glatz | January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Austrian priest under canonical investigation stepped down as an official at the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in an effort “to limit the damage already done to the congregation and to his community,” the doctrinal office said.

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Pakistan Supreme Court upholds blasphemy acquittal of Asia Bibi

Pakistan Supreme Court upholds blasphemy acquittal of Asia Bibi

| January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pakistan’s Supreme Court upheld its acquittal of a Pakistani Catholic woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy.

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