Tag : Catholic Church
China Catholics title : Top Asian Cardinal Calls Deal Between Beijing and Vatican a 'Betrayal' of Catholic Faith
summary : A top Asian cardinal has called the Pope's secretary of state to step down over a controversial deal between the Chinese government and Catholic leaders, saying any deal with Beijing would be an "incredible betrayal" to the Catholic faith.
date : Sep 24, 2018 09:52 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Warns Against Conversing with Devil: 'That's How He Enters Your Mind; You'll be Lost'
summary : Pope Francis has warned against conversing with the devil, as the Evil One is an incredibly intelligent being who often appears "disguised as an angel."
date : Dec 14, 2017 11:03 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Sparks Debate After Saying Lord's Prayer Should be Changed Because Satan, Not God, 'Leads Us into Temptation'
summary : Pope Francis has sparked a debate after saying he wants to make a change to the Lord's Prayer, arguing that the current form wrongly implies that God can lead humans "into temptation."
date : Dec 08, 2017 10:57 AM EST
Catholic Church title : Who Becomes a Saint in The Catholic Church, And Is That Changing?
summary : August 3, 2017: Pope Francis has created a new category for beatification, the level immediately below sainthood, in the Catholic Church: those who give their lives for others. This is called "oblatio vitae," the "offer of life" for the well-being of another person.
date : Aug 03, 2017 10:08 AM EDT
Catholic Church title : Why Does the Catholic Church Ban Gluten-Free Communion Wafers?
summary : July 25, 2017: A recent letter from the Vatican reminded the world's Catholic bishops of a rule mandating the use of wheat gluten for the celebration of the Eucharist, a Christian liturgical service called the Mass by Catholics.
date : Jul 25, 2017 11:53 AM EDT
Turin Shroud title : Shroud of Turin, Believed to be Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ, Carries Blood of Torture Victim: Study
summary : July 20, 2017: The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, carries the blood of a torture victim, researchers in Italy have discovered.
date : Jul 20, 2017 01:21 PM EDT
Catholic Priests and Cardinals at Synod title : How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Catholic Priests?
summary : June 8, 2017: How did celibacy become mandatory for priests?
date : Jun 08, 2017 11:31 AM EDT
Pope Francis Addresses Huntington Sufferers title : Pope Francis: Huntington Sufferers are 'Respected' and 'Loved,' Condemns Embryonic Stem Cell Research
summary : Surrounded by families coping in various ways with Huntington's disease, Pope Francis urged his fellow sin humanity to refrain from any temptation to destroy embryos---no matter how "noble" the cause.
date : May 19, 2017 08:58 PM EDT
Woman at the Well title : Drawing on Ancient Church Wall May Be the Oldest Depiction of the Virgin Mary
summary : Archaeologists may have identified the oldest depiction of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The drawing was found on a wall of what is considered as the oldest Christian church, which lies in the city of Dura-Europos in Syria.
date : Apr 26, 2017 06:17 PM EDT
China title : Clergymen Missing after Helping Reporters Cover Bombing of Church Building in Burma
summary : Two assistant priests in Burma (also called Myanmar) are missing after informing journalists about the bombing of a Catholic church building in Shan state, sources said.
date : Dec 29, 2016 01:10 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Extends Power to Forgive Abortion to All Roman Catholic Priests
summary : Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world.
date : Nov 21, 2016 08:40 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Heads to Sweden to Commemorate Martin Luther
summary : Pope Francis goes to Sweden on Monday to help start commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation, a trip that has won him praise from Lutherans but criticism from Catholic conservatives.
date : Oct 31, 2016 01:13 PM EDT
Pope Francis title : Priests, Martyrs and Mystic Nun Proclaimed New Catholic Saints
summary : Pope Francis declared two martyrs, four priests and a mystic nun saints of the Catholic church on Sunday, saying they all had a "generous and steadfast heart".
date : Oct 18, 2016 03:57 PM EDT
Mexico title : Four Missionaries Tortured, Killed In Mexico Amid Growing Tension Between Drug Cartels, Catholic Church
summary : Four Catholic missionaries were tortured and killed in Mexico, presumably by an armed gang who abducted the men outside their church in La Ruana in the western state of Michoacan.
date : Oct 06, 2016 01:10 PM EDT
Father Jacques Hamel title : French Church Attendance Increases Following Murder of Elderly Priest by ISIS Militants
summary : In the two months since Rev. Jacques Hamel was brutally slain at the altar of his parish by an ISIS sympathizer, church attendance has increased in his town, a church leader has revealed.
date : Sep 16, 2016 12:50 PM EDT
canonisation of Mother Teresa title : Pope Francis Proclaims 'Dispenser of Mercy' Mother Teresa a Saint
summary : Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the "saint of the gutters" during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonization just 19 years after her death.
date : Sep 04, 2016 08:30 AM EDT
Mother Teresa title : Five Nuns Beaten, Gagged at Charity Founded by Mother Teresa - Just Days Before Her Canonization
summary : Just days before Mother Teresa of Calcutta is to be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church, three assailants brutally beat and gagged five nuns at a charity she founded - Missionaries of Charity convent in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
date : Sep 01, 2016 10:54 AM EDT
Mother Teresa title : Mother Teresa Made Official Saint of Catholic Church 19 Years After Death
summary : Affectionately called the "saint of the gutters" during her lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, just 19 years after her death.
date : Sep 01, 2016 08:08 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Moved by 'Warmth, Kindness, Mercy' of Pope Francis
summary : While he identifies as an atheist, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg couldn't help but be impressed by the "warmth, kindness, mercy, and tenderness" of Pope Francis.
date : Aug 31, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
Transgender Restroom title : Pope Francis: World has 'Annihilated Man As Image of God' as Children are Taught Gender Fluidity
summary : Amid a global debate surrounding transgender rights, Pope Francis has warned that the world is "living a moment of annihilation of man as image of God" as children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.
date : Aug 03, 2016 10:28 AM EDT
Archbishop Jose Gomez title : Catholics Helping Legal Residents In California Become U.S. Citizens
summary : Members of the Catholic Church in California have come together to help legal residents in the state to apply for a U.S. citizenship. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that this campaign will resonate Pope Francis' homily during the mass he held in Juarez, Mexico.
date : Mar 02, 2016 03:37 PM EST
Vatican title : Vatican Reminds Catholic Bishops To Report Child Abuse
summary : The Vatican has clarified its stance regarding the duty of church leaders in reporting cases of child abuse. According to the Holy See, it is still the duty of the members of the Catholic Church to act upon instances such as these.
date : Feb 16, 2016 10:57 AM EST
Zika virus and microcephaly among babies in Brazil title : Zika Virus Update: Epidemic Should Not Change Ban On Contraception and Abortion, Catholic Leaders Say
summary : As the Zika virus continues to spread in Latin America, Catholic leaders are advising women who are against the use of contraceptives or are in support of abortions, despite health officials in certain countries warning females not to get pregnant due to the increased risk of birth defects.
date : Feb 16, 2016 12:51 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Asks Protestant Church For 'Mercy and Forgiveness' on Behalf of Catholic Church
summary : On Monday, Pope Francis made the following request for forgiveness during closing Vespers at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Basilica of St. Paul: "As Bishop of Rome and pastor of the Catholic Church, I want to ask for mercy and forgiveness for the behavior of Catholics towards Christians of other Churches which has not reflected Gospel values."
date : Jan 27, 2016 03:00 PM EST
Pope Francis title : In a Historic Decision, Pope Francis Opens Catholic Church's Foot-Washing Rite to Women and Muslims
summary : A radical decision for the radical pope. Pope Francis has changed church rules to allow women and people from other religions to participate in the traditional foot-washing ritual. Popes in the past have performed the ceremony only for Christian men, recalling the 12 apostles of Jesus
date : Jan 22, 2016 11:08 AM EST
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