Home » Archives by category » World News
Dinner and a warm place to sleep: How Rome is reaching out to the homeless

Dinner and a warm place to sleep: How Rome is reaching out to the homeless

ROME, Italy, Jan 16, 2017–As colder weather settled over Rome last week, two area charities have found ways to reach out to those without food or shelter during the cold winter nights: one by turning a church into a temporary shelter, another by partnering with a newly-opened McDonald’s near the Vatican. Medicina Solidale has plans [...]

WASHINGTON D.C., Jan 15, 2017–On Friday, the U.S. bishops’ migration chair criticized the Obama administration’s denial of decades-old special protections for Cuban migrants to the U.S. “I am disappointed over the Administration’s sudden policy change to end the ‘Wet Foot/ Dry Foot’ policy for Cuban arrivals,” Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, who heads the [...]

Continue reading …

VALLETTA, Malta, Jan 13, 2017–As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come out with a new set of pastoral guidelines allowing divorced-and-remarried persons in certain cases, after “honest discernment”, to receive Communion. The introduction to the guidelines opens by saying that “like the star which led the Magi toward their encounter with Jesus,” Amoris [...]

Continue reading …

BOSTON, Mass., Jan 12, 2017–If you’ve been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is making the search easier with digitized Catholic parish records in the Boston area dating from 1789-1900. Announced on Tuesday, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has partnered with the Archdiocese of Boston, collaborating their resources [...]

Continue reading …
Immigrants bless the world with skills, faith and inspirational stories

NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 9, 2017–Today’s immigrants are the modern-day magi who bring gifts to the countries they move to after leaving their homeland. During Sunday’s feast of the Epiphany, Fr. Walter Tonelotto, C.S., told the Filipino-American community based at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine in Manhattan that like the magi, immigrants bring their talents [...]

Continue reading …
Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

WASHINGTON, Jan 7, 2017–Urging Americans to look at their families for stories of immigration, the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called attention to the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and [...]

Continue reading …

OXFORD, England, Jan 5, 2017–A church leader in Turkey said Catholics are fearful about attending church after recent terrorist attacks, but insisted local Christians can count on government protection. “Although we can move around freely, people are understandably afraid of coming to Mass and there’s been a drop in participation,” said Bishop Ruben Tierrablanca Gonzalez, [...]

Continue reading …

CAIRO, Egypt, Jan 5, 2017–The Egyptian army corps of engineers has completed the restoration of Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, where a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. In a statement published on their Facebook page, the Egyptian Army reported that the areas of the church damaged by the attack were quickly repaired [...]

Continue reading …

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jan 4, 2017–A local bishop called for prayer and prison reform efforts after a 17-hour prison uprising in the Amazon city of Manaus, Brazil, left at least 56 dead. The incident is “a very sad and apprehensive situation,” said Auxiliary Bishop of Manaus, José Alburquerque de Aráujo. He asked all the [...]

Continue reading …
German bishop urges families to be inspired by pope’s exhortation

BERLIN, Dec 31, 2016–As traditional family holiday celebrations continued with the coming of the New Year, an official with the German bishops’ conference encouraged Catholic families to read Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”). “The feast of the Holy Family, which this year falls uniquely on a Friday rather [...]

Continue reading …

WASHINGTON DC, Dec 30, 2016–New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. “I am honored to have been asked to offer a reading from Scripture at the upcoming presidential inauguration, and look forward to asking almighty God to inspire and guide our new president and [...]

Continue reading …
Bishop Onah: Joy to the world, though the times are tough

ABUJA, Dec 24, 2016–The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka diocese in Nigeria, Godfrey Onah says that Christians and Nigerians must continue to be joyful at Christmas even though things may be difficult in their lives. The Bishop who is also the Episcopal Chairperson of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on social communications said this [...]

Continue reading …

VATICAN CITY, Dec 24, 2016–Two days after the announcement that Pope Francis has established a group to look into the circumstances regarding the recent dismissal of the Order of Malta’s former Grand Chancellor, the Knights responded – saying the decision was an internal matter. The response follows the forced resignation of leader Albrecht Freiherr von [...]

Continue reading …

NAIROBI, Dec. 23, 2016–The Catholic Bishops of Kenya on Thursday 22 Dec. called for dialogue after a bill to change the current electoral law was hastily passed in parliament. In a statement, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Justice and Peace Commission said it was saddened by the changes to the Elections Laws (Amendment) Act and [...]

Continue reading …

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec 23, 2016–Need to find confession nearby at the drop of a dime? There’s an app for that. The Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh announced last month at St. Peter’s Square the first ever GPS-powered confession finder that uses technology to connect individuals with the closest confession and Mass times. “This is [...]

Continue reading …
Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

WASHINGTON D.C., Dec 17, 2016–Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” the author of a recent report claims. “Those that are leaving for no religion – and a pretty big component of them saying [...]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 103123Next ›Last »