Archive for February, 2020

Archbishop Ganswein not on leave of absence, Vatican says

Archbishop Ganswein not on leave of absence, Vatican says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican downplayed the absence of Archbishop Georg Ganswein from several papal audiences after an article claimed he was placed on an indefinite leave.

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‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II taught the world that truly great faith and holiness dwell in “the normality of a person who lives in profound communion with Christ,” Pope Francis said in a new book.

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Rome has vocation of dialogue and inclusion, pope says

Rome has vocation of dialogue and inclusion, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The loss of the papal states and the declaration of Rome as the capital of a united Italy 150 years ago was a “providential” event that changed the city and the church, Pope Francis said.

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Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

| Rhina Guidos | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

During a January visit with Vatican officials to report on the status of his diocese, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, mentioned to Pope Francis the tragic events that took place at home Aug. 3, 2019.

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Priest remembered as giving ‘110 percent’

Priest remembered as giving ‘110 percent’

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Betty Schneider was hired in 1985 by Father Roger Carroll to work as a bookkeeper and administrator at St. Columba in St. Paul. That was the beginning of a friendship that lasted 35 years, until the priest’s death in Minneapolis Jan. 30 at the age of 92.

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After attack, London archbishop urges people to say ‘no’ to violence

After attack, London archbishop urges people to say ‘no’ to violence

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

An archbishop has called a terrorist attack in London in which three people were stabbed “saddening and shocking.”

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Catholic college leaders examine ways to adapt to current challenges

Catholic college leaders examine ways to adapt to current challenges

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Presidents and school officials from Catholic colleges and universities around the country kicked off their four-day meeting in Washington by looking squarely at the challenges they face.

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Bishops among critics of Canada’s quick changes to assisted suicide law

Bishops among critics of Canada’s quick changes to assisted suicide law

| Brian Dryden | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The federal government is coming under increasing fire from critics for how quickly it is moving to change the regulations around assisted suicide and for how short a time period Canadians were given to express their views in an online survey overseen by the Ministry of Justice.

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Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

| Manuel Rueda | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every weekday before she heads to work, Angelica Tesorero takes her small children to a day care center run by the Diocese of Cucuta.

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Archbishop Hebda to further investigate Crookston bishop

Archbishop Hebda to further investigate Crookston bishop

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Bishops in Rome has authorized Archbishop Bernard Hebda to further investigate claims that Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston interfered with an investigation of clerical sexual misconduct, according to a Feb. 4 statement from the archdiocese.

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Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

By requiring Brazilians seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico while their immigration cases are reviewed is an unacceptable expansion of the Trump administration’s already “indefensible program,” said a Catholic bishop who heads a Texas border diocese.

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What’s the Church’s relationship with Islam?

What’s the Church’s relationship with Islam?

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“‘Nostra Aetate’ is the first positive Catholic ‘theology of Islam’ at the highest level of Church authority — an ecumenical council (Vatican II). The document explicitly ‘exhorts’ all Catholics, not just experts, to engage in dialogue and cooperation with Muslims,” said Rita George-Tvrtkovic´, an associate professor of theology at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

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