Archive for September, 2016
Catholic Extension plans to expand its outreach in the Caribbean region, funding church reconstruction in Cuba and expanding its century-long involvement in Puerto Rico in response to the island’s ongoing debt crisis.
Although religion and politics can be a volatile mix, they also can be a force for good, said a U.S. State Department official.
Leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church have been proceeding carefully in their efforts to understand and implement the pope’s exhortation on marriage and family, according to a report issued Sept. 27.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Placido Rodriguez of Lubbock, Texas, and has named as his successor Msgr. Robert M. Coerver, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas.
There was nothing yet infamous about Dec. 7, 1941, when Fr. Aloysius Schmitt woke up aboard the battleship the USS Oklahoma to celebrate Mass that Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor.
All human life must be “cherished and protected,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
n a world where so much bad news can anesthetize people or lead them to despair, the media cannot and should not ignore “good news” stories, stories which Christians see as a reflection of the greater news that God is a loving father, a Vatican office said.
Leaders of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith spent three days in late September listening to women theologians, canon lawyers, Scripture scholars and specialists in other academic fields talk about roles women have played in the Catholic Church and roles they could play in the future.