“I give thanks to the Lord for the witness of this woman, animated by a sincere love for the church, who has spent her life in the announcement of the Good News in every place, as well as those far away, never forgetting the most marginalized people,” the pope said in written message July 20.
Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is adding child advocate Patty Wetterling to its Ministerial Review Board and extending the length of its civil settlement agreement with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as part of an amendment submitted July 20 to District Judge Teresa Warner.At a press conference following the hearing at which the archdiocese presented its first six-month progress report on the agreement, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said it’s “committed to a course of action that will keep kids as safe as possible.”
One-third of HIV-positive children “die before their first birthday, and half before their second birthday,” so Catholic groups are advocating for changes in treatment, said Msgr. Robert Vitillo, Caritas Internationalis special adviser on HIV and health.
Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon.
In the first week, the mobile game attracted nearly 21 million users, according to data from Survey Monkey, making it the most popular app in U.S. history.
When Msgr. Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, it wasn’t just a coincidence that he ended up on the same stage where high-scale politics would dominate for four days.
Behind the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, visitors will find a small courtyard with a bronze statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It’s a place to pray and reflect — or earn “gear” for Pokémon Go, the mobile app that launched July 6 and has quickly surpassed other popular apps, including Twitter, Netflix and Spotify.
One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly 2 million children and youth who are presently being trafficked,” said the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio.
Hispanic Catholics are solidly behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while white Catholics are more closely split between Clinton and her presumed Republican challenger, Donald Trump.
Baton Rouge Bishop Robert W. Muench renewed a call for a diocesan-wide week of prayer, fasting and reflection after the latest fatal shootings in the city, which this time took the lives of three law enforcement officers.
About 350,000 people of all faiths gathered together on the National Mall July 16 for “Together 2016” to declare that Jesus changes everything and asking him to “reset the generation.”