RSSNational and World News

Campuses cannot be ‘echo chambers’ for one viewpoint, say observers

Campuses cannot be ‘echo chambers’ for one viewpoint, say observers

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the wake of several violent incidents involving controversial speakers at universities this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing June 20 on free speech on college campuses.

Continue Reading

Pope Francis creates new path to beatification under ‘offering of life’

Pope Francis creates new path to beatification under ‘offering of life’

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday Pope Francis declared a new category of Christian life suitable for consideration of beatification called “offering of life” – in which a person has died prematurely through an offering of their life for love of God and neighbor.

Continue Reading

Pope Francis appoints bishops to head Cleveland, Juneau dioceses

Pope Francis appoints bishops to head Cleveland, Juneau dioceses

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The appointments were announced in Washington July 11 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Continue Reading

Pope praises late-Cardinal Meisner’s faithful, fearless dedication

Pope praises late-Cardinal Meisner’s faithful, fearless dedication

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis mourned the death of German Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired archbishop of Cologne, praising his “deep faith and sincere love for the church.

Continue Reading

BioBlitz helps Mercy sisters catalog all forms of life on Vermont farm

BioBlitz helps Mercy sisters catalog all forms of life on Vermont farm

| July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 39-acre Mercy Farm in Benson is home to at least 36 moth species, more than two dozen types of trees, a half dozen spore bearer varieties, two score of plants, 42 types of birds, a dozen insects and a dozen animals, eight types of aquatic life and three Sisters of Mercy.

Continue Reading

New priest says military chaplain a major influence in his vocation

New priest says military chaplain a major influence in his vocation

| July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

It all started in the wardroom at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Continue Reading

Official song of World Youth Day Panama released

Official song of World Youth Day Panama released

| July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday the Archdiocese of Panama released the official theme song of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama Jan. 22-27, 2019.

Continue Reading

Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

he London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome for legal reasons.

Continue Reading

Pope asks for parents’ wishes to be respected in Charlie Gard case

Pope asks for parents’ wishes to be respected in Charlie Gard case

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stepping into a tumultuous legal battle involving a UK couple’s push for a say in the treatment and death of their terminally ill son, Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the child, and asked that the parents’ wishes be respected.

Continue Reading

Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in sending 3,500 delegates home from the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”

Continue Reading