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Philippine bishops call for fasting after president calls God ‘stupid’

July 11th, 2018 (2)
Catholic bishops in the Philippines, concerned about an increase in violence and police reaction to crime, announced a day of prayer and penance on July 16 and three days of fasting, prayer and penance on July 17-19. The bishops ...

Question from agnostic friend leads engineer to priesthood

July 10th, 2018 (0)
San Sebastian, Spain: Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi became the youngest priest in the diocese of San Sebastian, Spain, when he was ordained last weekend by Bishop José Ignacio Munilla at Good Shepherd Cathedral. According to reports , Aroztegi, began to ...

‘It was an honor to be jailed for trying to save babies’ : Priest

July 7th, 2018 (0)
Washington: The first thing a Catholic priest jailed last week for refusing to leave an abortion center did upon being incarcerated was fashion a makeshift paper cross and miniature rosary from a plastic bag. Going to jail for seven ...

Cardinal who announced Pope Francis’s election dies

July 7th, 2018 (1)
French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced diplomat and head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has died at the age of 75 in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was receiving medical treatment. The cardinal, who had been living with ...

Pope Francis advances sainthood of teen candidates

July 7th, 2018 (2)
Vatican City: Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood causes of four candidates, including two young teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues. At a meeting July 5 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, ...

Vatican updates rules on consecrated virgins

July 5th, 2018 (1)
The Vatican has issued a new instruction on Consecrated Virginity as the vocation experiences increasing interest. The document, titled Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, comes after requests from bishops across the world for clarity on the role of consecrated virgins, as ...

“Priest rockers” take their music wherever they’re called

July 5th, 2018 (1)
This is not your typical hard rock band, not thematically or visually. If this says anything, they’ve been nicknamed the “priest rockers.” La Voz del Desierto, or “The Voice in the Desert,” is a Spanish Christian group that is ...

Pope Francis asks Catholics to pray for Priests in July

July 4th, 2018 (2)
In his prayer intention for the month of July 2018, Pope Francis said: “Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord ...

Australian archbishop sentenced to 12 months imprisonment

July 4th, 2018 (3)
The Archbishop of Adelaide has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after his conviction in May of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse. Archbishop Philip Wilson will likely serve the sentence under house arrest, and a judge ...

Investigation team to summon bishop for interrogation

July 4th, 2018 (6)
Kottayam: The investigation team probing the alleged sexual abuse of a nun by a Catholic bishop will be summoning bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar diocese to Kerala for interrogation. The bishop will be served notice in this regard this soon. The decision came after the police ...
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