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ATTLEBORO -- St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church kicked off a $1.5 million restoration project Tuesday with prayers and bright yellow imitation construction helmets. The helmets were worn by dozens of children from nearby St. John's School. They assembled on the church lawn along with ...
By Catholic News Service • Posted April 25, 2018. WASHINGTON (CNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation. The proposed bill also ...

"The (bishops) after praying, listening and seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, accept being (part of), in the character of 'mediator and witness' the dialogue ... "Separate from the average citizens, the elites on each side have some reasons to distrust the Catholic Church," said James Bosworth, a former ...
A woman and boy mourn outside a police station jail March 28 in Valencia, Venezuela. At least 68 people, mostly prisoners, were killed in a fire at the jail. (Credit: CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters.) Venezuela's Catholic bishops have warned that looming elections will not be "free and fair," and ...
In an article published today in the German bishops' news portal Katholisch.de, Bishop Feige criticized those opposed to the proposal, saying they “still seem to hold to a pre-conciliar image of the Church and to have hardly internalized the Catholic principles of ecumenism.” The intercommunion proposal ...
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor,yesterday wept visibly over the killing of two Catholic priests; Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, one catechist and 14 worshippers in Benue State. The victims were said to have attended Morning Mass at St.

Retired Bishop David Foley, former head of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham from 1994-2005, died Tuesday night, the diocese announced. Foley had been battling cancer. He died at 7:01 p.m., April 17, at the St. John Vianney Residence for Priests. He was 88. Foley was hospitalized on Feb. 25.
The Lutheran-Catholic mutual admiration society in Western Pennsylvania shows no signs of stopping. Catholic Bishop David Zubik and Lutheran Bishop Kurt Kusserow will jointly receive the 15th annual Excellence is Ageless Award from the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at an April 27 banquet at Heinz ...
He had been asked by Rome to step aside in favor of a Communist Party-approved bishop in the region. This was meant to be a key plank in Rome's efforts to heal a decades-long rift in the Roman Catholic Church in China, which is divided between underground worshipers, priests and bishops loyal to ...
Some 300 young people from all over the world from different backgrounds and even different religions, gathered this week in Rome to provide advice to an upcoming summit of Catholic bishops on youth, have discussed a wide array of topics, and among other points plan to offer the bishops a frank ...
A proposed federal law that would allow discrimination against LGBTQ people has received support from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was announced in January and re-introduced earlier this month. The bill would allow people acting on “a sincerely ...
Police this week arrested the bishop of Formosa, Jose Ribeiro, on allegations that he and other Catholic clergymen stole about US$608,000 from church coffers, Reuters reports. The funds came from donations and fees collected on ceremonies such as weddings and baptisms, the Goais prosecutor's office ...
Earlier this month, the Saginaw County Assistant Prosecutor's Office formed a special investigative team to coordinate and investigate allegations of abuse involving "officials" within the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw. Messages were left with the diocese seeking comment. Doors to the diocese office in ...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has endorsed the anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” legislation known as the First Amendment Defense Act. ... Ky., who chairs the conference's Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., chairman of the Subcommittee for the ...
By Catholic News Service • Posted March 8, 2018. TURKU, Finland (CNS) — The strained relationship between church and state in Scandinavia was a leading issue at the forefront of the recent Nordic Bishops' Conference general assembly in Turku, Finland. “As Christians in a secular society, we must speak with one ...
“We Catholic bishops of New Mexico respectfully request our elected officials keep their focus on the issue at hand: The plight of our children living in extreme poverty,” Wester, Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantu and Gallup Bishop James Wall wrote. A constitutional amendment to increase annual distributions ...
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — In front of a packed house last Sunday evening here at the Catholic Campus Ministry Center, Bishop Dennis Sullivan urged Stockton University's students to “encounter the Lord, and quench your thirst with the Living Water.” Addressing the students after the reading of John's ...

"Bishop Foley had previously been diagnosed with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, another uncommon malignancy of the bone marrow, for which he has been undergoing continuous treatment with chemotherapeutic agents for the past six months. In view of this most recent diagnosis, which carries a ...
9, looked and felt a lot like a typical ordination of a Roman Catholic bishop. The order of the liturgy, the prayers, and the symbols were remarkably traditional. Like all bishops, Donato was offered sacramentals to mark to her nascent episcopacy: a crozier carved by her husband, Phil; a pectoral cross from ...
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) has suggested churches in Texas sever ties with pro-life group Texas Right to Life, encouraging Catholics to volunteer with other pro-life groups in the state. The TCCB's advisory was read after Masses and printed in church bulletins in ...
The bishop, Guo Xijin, 59, is one of at least two “underground” bishops — those recognized by the Roman Catholic Church but not by the Chinese authorities — who have ... Bishop Guo's diocese of Mindong in southeastern Fujian Province has been a center of Catholicism in China since the 17th century.
Poland already has some of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in Europe. The staunchly Catholic country made abortion illegal, with a few exceptions, in 1993. The move was strongly supported by Polish Catholic church leaders. Then-Pope John Paul II campaigned in his home country in favor of the bill.
Pope Francis has revived the lapsed child abuse advisory committee Saturday, after facing criticism for backing a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse by a priest. ... The meeting between Scicluna and whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz will take place at a Roman Catholic church in Manhattan.
Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, blesses as hundreds of unclaimed human ashes are newly blessed and sealed inside a crypt at the mausoleum at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Flint, Mich. Codie Lamb-Gilliam of Swartz Funeral Home says it's not uncommon to have unclaimed ...
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church parishioners were honored with a Feb. 7 visit by the Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, the new Bishop for the Diocese of Tucson. Weisenburger was installed Nov. 29 as the Seventh Catholic Bishop of Tucson to replace retiring Bishop Gerald Kicanas. He is now ...
The website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) devotes an “Advocacy Center” page to political issues, and the cause du jour on that page is “support for our brothers and sisters who are migrants and refugees.” In bishop-speak, that's a tip of the zucchetto to a campaign called ...
The country also represents a good possibility for them to continue their search for an Islamic state or, at least, they can continue their ideology without many obstacles,” Bertin told Catholic News Service. Somalia has experienced chaos since 1991, when warlords overthrew President Mohammed Siad ...
Some pastors take the suggestions of the bishop seriously. Others less so. Joseph Hasler, a Reedsburg attorney and Catholic, said that Morlino has introduced to the diocese a vision of 15th-century Catholicism. "He believes he is the sole arbiter of all that is Catholic," he said. "You hear the positive news ...
“Staff in Catholic schools have a professional obligation to be supportive of the teachings of the Catholic Church, to act as role models to students and to do nothing publicly that would undermine the transmission of those teachings.” Broken Bay Bishop Peter Comensoli will represent the bishops at the ...
Bishop Guo was referring to the fact that while Catholicism is strongest in poorer, rural parts of China, the countryside is emptying out. ... In 1957, the authorities added to the church's problems by setting up the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association to replace the Vatican in appointing the clergy and give ...
Catholic bishops have been telling parishioners that Valentine's Day doesn't give the more than one billion members of the church worldwide an exemption ... “Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the only two days of the whole year on which fasting and abstinence are required,” Bishop Richard Malone of ...
Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah, has condemned the statement credited to Kogi State governor, Yahaya Beloo on Catholic ... He said, “The statement of the governor is not worthy of my comment because I believe that the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria stands for ...
Ezeokafor was apparently speaking in reply to a statement credited to Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello who had while fielding questions from journalists on the recent visit of members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) to President Buhari said that the Bishops were not happy because ...
Nine ordained women stood with her at the altar, joining her in the Eucharistic Prayer, including two women bishops from the Roman Catholic Women Priests ... Mary Magdalene Church, which she founded in 2009, belongs to an independent branch of Catholicism, the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, ...
“Political activities are prohibited by the instrumentalization of the police,” the letter by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Tanzania read. The Church has been accused in recent months by the opposition of remaining silent in the face of “the dictatorial drift” of President Magufuli. “The activities of political ...
Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin of the Beauvais diocese north of Paris proclaimed the miracle 10 years after Bernadette Moriau, now 79, went to Lourdes, where a shrine marks a site the Catholic Church has recognized for dozens of other miraculous cures. The pronouncement came after a decade of studies ...
A Conwy Catholic church is to close despite an appeal to the Bishop of Wrexham by parishioners. St Michael's Church celebrated its last mass on Sunday. One worshipper, Anne McCaffrey, said: "Parishioners are heartbroken and struggling to come to terms with this threat of closure now made real".
The bishop, Guo Xijin, 59, is one of at least two “underground” bishops — those recognized by the Roman Catholic Church but not by Chinese authorities — who have ... Bishop Guo's diocese of Mindong in southeastern Fujian Province has been a center of Catholicism in China since the 17th century.
With Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day falling on the same day this year, leaders in the Chicago area's Roman Catholic Church are offering some ... Joliet Bishop R. Daniel Conlon told parishioners in a statement that while Valentine's Day is a time to express love, Catholics shouldn't skip observing Ash ...
Catholic officials in Boise said Tuesday that they had never received complaints of sexual misconduct by the Rev. W. Thomas Faucher prior to his arrest Friday on child pornography and drug charges. In a midafternoon news release from the Diocese of Boise, Bishop Peter F. Christensen said the ...
He's only the fourth bishop in our diocese, and it was 20 years ago, so these children have never experienced this,” Hassemer said. “I hope they're learning about the history of our diocese and the important roles that different people play in our church. They're just learning more about the Catholic faith.”.
The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is an annual conference organized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development. The four-day event includes workshops on Catholic social teaching, followed by in-person lobbying on Capitol ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Bishop Rozanski launched the Annual Catholic Appeal fundraiser from the Gray House in Springfield. Last year, the Gray House in Springfield received $22,000 from the church. The Gray House has a food pantry that feeds more than 100 families a week, and they operate an ...
An anti-foreign influence bill being considered by the Australian government could end up silencing the Catholic Church in the country, a local bishop warned this week. “The Church is a strong supporter of transparency when there is advocacy on behalf of a foreign government, but this legislation risks ...
Nebraska Wesleyan University professor of communication Rachel Pokora recently published her first book, "Crisis of Catholic Authority," in which she writes about the Lincoln Diocese and the excommunication of herself and other members of Call to Action, a social justice organization calling for reforms in ...
A popular theologian, author, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, Chicago priest and host of the documentary film series “Catholicism,” Bishop Barron has over 1.5 million “Likes” on Facebook and chairs the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Evangelization and ...
Mitchell T. Rozanski, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, launched the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal, "In giving, we receive," on Tuesday ... on Catholic teachings in advance of a Vatican Synod of Bishops, and the Springfield diocese conduct its own online survey about parish life in 2015.
By Catholic News Service • Posted January 30, 2018. SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — A South Korean bishop wants the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be a steppingstone for achieving peace in the region, reported ucanews.com. Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon, president of the Korean bishops' Committee for the ...
Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Cleveland shops in the Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society Jan. ... 27, Catholic Relief Services hosted the bishops in the traditionally Christian village of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, for a tour of the CRS Fair Trade Partner Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society, and a ...
“High Church [as viewed] in London Catholic circles tends to mean just the ceremonial without the deep faith and taught and lived experience that Catholic Anglicans understand and live,” said Bishop Broadbent who is overseeing the running of London Diocese until Bishop Sarah Mullally is installed as its ...


 

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