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Synod of Bishops: October 9 roundup

Catholic News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:33
The seventh and eighth general congregations (sessions) of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family took place on October 9. Preaching at Terce ...

Italian prelates favor opening possibility of Communion for divorced/remarried Catholics

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:48
Three influential Italian prelates have indicated their support for policies that would allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion under some circumstances. Cardinal ...

Iraqi priest declines safety in Rome for parish in line of Islamic State offensive

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:27
The Catholic News Agency highlights the case of an Iraqi priest who has chosen to stay at his parish, just a few miles from the front lines of the Islamic State, rather than remaining ...

Cardinal Müller calls for full publication of Synod talks

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:22
The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has argued for the public release of addresses to the Synod of Bishops. In the past the Vatican issued the texts of ...

California university offers online course for abortion practitioners

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:14
The University of California at San Francisco is offering an online course of abortion, advertising it as the first of its kind. The course promises to examine "clinical aspects of ...

Philippines: Protestant church bombed; two killed

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:28
Two people were killed and three others wounded in a grenade attack on a Protestant church in the Mindanao province of the Philippines, the AsiaNews service reports. The October 8 ...

Nuns' voter guide emphasizes amnesty, gun control, climate change

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:19
A community of Catholic women religious has released a voters' guide for the 2014 midterm elections, encouraging American voters to support amnesty for undocumented immigrants, government ...

Another papal interview catches Vatican press office by surprise

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:13
Pope Francis spoke at length about his relations with the government of his native Argentina, and said that he is comfortable with a lively debate at the Synod of Bishops, in a new ...

Syrian priest freed by kidnappers, consigned to 'house arrest' by Islamic faction

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:02
The Catholic priest who was kidnapped in Syria on Sunday, October 5, has been released, but remains under "house arrest" in a village controlled by an Islamic militant group. Father ...

Arab bishops back use of �proportionate force' to protect minorities

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:38
The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions has issued a statement in support of the international community's use of "proportionate force" to protect ethnic and religious ...

Turn to Bible, shun paganism, African prelate tells synod

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:47
As the Synod of Bishops began its discussions on October 9, an African prelate called upon the synod fathers to seek wisdom from the Bible. Preaching at Midmorning Prayer, Bishop Lucio ...

Biden says it's a priority to assist Iraq's persecuted Christians

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:34
Vice President Joe Biden said that it is his "priority to ensure safety for Iraqi Christians by whatever means," according to a report by Kaldaya.net, a Chaldean news site. Biden made ...

Morocco hailed as model of moderate Islam

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:20
L'Osservatore Romano has published a front-page article praising Morocco as a model of coexistence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Historian Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in the ...

Prelate laments new court decision on same-sex marriage

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:07
The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has struck down the marriage laws of Idaho and Nevada, paving the way for same-sex marriage in the states. Responding to the ...

USCCB criticizes latest version of HHS mandate �accommodations'

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:56
The general counsel of the United States Conference Catholic Bishops has formally responded to the latest version of the HHS mandate, which was released in late August. "The mandate ...

Chinese prelate dead at 89

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:45
A Chinese bishop who suffered 14 years of imprisonment and forced labor at the hands of the Communist regime has died at the age of 89. Born in 1925, Bishop John Chrysostom Lan Shi was ...

Priest murdered in Colombia

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:26
Father Andrés Duque Echeverry, a parish priest of the Archdiocese of Medellín, was stabbed to death in an apparent robbery attempt. El Tiempo, Colombia's leading newspaper, reported ...

Synod of Bishops: October 8 roundup

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:08
The fifth and sixth general congregations (sessions) of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family took place on October 8. Preaching at Terce ...

Unstable Bosnia-Herzegovina could be prey to Muslim militants, bishop warns

Catholic News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:33
Political reform is necessary in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to ward off the threat of Islamic extremism, warns Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka. Speaking with the international charity Aid ...

Bishop foresees bankruptcy for Winona diocese after abuse claims

Catholic News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:57
Bishop John Quinn of Winona, Minnesota has warned Vatican officials that the diocese will probably be forced into bankruptcy because of sex-abuse suits. In a March 25 letter, which was ...
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