Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 07, 2018
The president of the U.S. bishops' conference welcomed Pope Francis' pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and to stop offering special treatment to bishops who have committed or covered up abuse.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 02, 2018
Members of the Synod of Bishops will need to listen to their real-life stories, interpret what they hear in the light of the Gospel and make decisions that will lead to an authentic renewal of the Catholic Church, said Brazilian Cardinal Sergio da Rocha.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 01, 2018
The theme is a call for "reflection on the current state and nature of relationships on the internet, starting from the idea of community as a network between people in their wholeness," the Vatican said.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 21, 2018
The Vatican announced Sept. 21 the resignations of 60-year-old Bishop Carlos Pellegrin Barrera of San Bartolome de Chillan and 71-year-old Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina of San Felipe.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 20, 2018
The Synod of Bishops will meet in October to try to look at the world and the Catholic Church through the eyes of teenagers and young adults and find ways to encourage their enthusiasm and dreams, help them sift through the possibilities life offers them to serve others and resist the temptations
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 20, 2018
"The devil doesn't have anything to do with repentant sinners because they look to God and say, 'Lord, I'm a sinner. Help me,' and the devil is impotent," the pope said Sept. 20 during Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 19, 2018
Bono met the pope Sept. 19 to sign an agreement between his charity, ONE, and the Scholas Occurentes educational charity supported by Pope Francis.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 17, 2018
To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14 countries, bishops from another 10 nations, as well as 10 priests who be full voting members of the gathering.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 14, 2018
The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country's bishops announced.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 13, 2018
Sexual and physical abuse by priests and religious and the scandal of its cover-up by church authorities thrive in countries where the Catholic Church is "elitist and clericalist," Pope Francis told Jesuits in Ireland in August.