Archive for November, 2018

English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

| Simon Caldwell | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle attributable to his intercession.

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Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

People who visit Catholic shrines must find a place of warmth and welcome, as well as good priests who enjoy being with and listening to the faithful, Pope Francis said.

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Texas archdiocese ‘fully cooperating’ with search of offices

Texas archdiocese ‘fully cooperating’ with search of offices

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said Nov. 28 it “continues to cooperate, as we have since the outset,” with the Office of the District Attorney of Montgomery County in its ongoing investigation into a Catholic priest accused of abusing minors.

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House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

| Julie Asher | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure late Nov. 27 to provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and to hold Islamic State perpetrators accountable.

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Cardinal: No one has right to demand a pope’s resignation

Cardinal: No one has right to demand a pope’s resignation

| Carol Glatz | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

People can disagree about problems and the best ways to resolve them, but no one should launch a formal accusation against a pope much less ask for his resignation, German Cardinal Gerhard Muller said.

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Pope: Idolatry empties lives, ruins hearts, which only Christ can revive

Pope: Idolatry empties lives, ruins hearts, which only Christ can revive

| Carol Glatz | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every heart enslaved by false idols and evil desires needs a “transplant” with a heart filled with love, joy, goodness, hope and generosity, Pope Francis said.

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As caravan concerns rise, bishops urge respect, compassion for migrants

As caravan concerns rise, bishops urge respect, compassion for migrants

| James Ramos | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laredo’s Bishop James A. Tamayo is calling church leaders and lay faithful to “extend the compassion of Christ” to those who come to Catholic churches in need.

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Former Wisconsin priest arrested on 30-year-old abuse accusations

Former Wisconsin priest arrested on 30-year-old abuse accusations

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former Wisconsin priest was arrested Nov. 16 in Minneapolis and charged with sexual abuse of minors in accusations of behavior that date back to when he was serving in the priesthood in Wisconsin more than 30 years ago.

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Bishop: Kenyan priest killed in Cameroon was shot by government soldiers

Bishop: Kenyan priest killed in Cameroon was shot by government soldiers

| Francis Njuguna | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although official reports say Mill Hill Father Cosmas Omboto Ondari was caught in the crossfire of government and opposition forces, the local bishop says Father Ondari was killed by government soldiers.

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Everyone’s hour will come, so be prepared for Judgment Day, pope says

Everyone’s hour will come, so be prepared for Judgment Day, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

People would be wise to think about Judgment Day and wonder what God will see when he examines their lives, Pope Francis said.

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From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

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

From the beach town of New Smyrna, Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Daytona Beach, Rich Varano never imagined his unique talent of sculpting sand would take him to the heart of Christianity.

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Vatican official: Prohibit ‘killer robots’ now before they become reality

Vatican official: Prohibit ‘killer robots’ now before they become reality

| Carol Glatz | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars, a Vatican representative said.

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