Posted on 11/19/2018 18:17 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Catholic and international aid organizations are pressing for an end to Yemen's worsening war, where the United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes.
Posted on 11/19/2018 18:09 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Pope Francis' call for a missionary church that is focused on preaching the Gospel will be the guiding principle of the apostolic constitution that will govern the Roman Curia, the secretary of the pope's international Council of Cardinals said.
Posted on 11/19/2018 18:03 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Leaders of a diverse group of faiths, including the Catholic Church, and the heads of religious nonprofit organizations are urging Congress to repeal a change in the Internal Revenue Code that would tax houses of worship and other nonprofits for parking and transit benefits they provide to their employees.
Posted on 11/19/2018 17:56 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
A Jesuit priest from Kenya was reported killed in central South Sudan, according to local media.
Posted on 11/19/2018 17:39 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Near the close of the U.S. bishops' Baltimore meeting, the church leaders turned their attention to the concerns of Catholic youths and young adults.
Posted on 11/19/2018 17:25 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
An unbalanced focus on the word "rights" without a primary focus on the word "human" can lead to situations where the interests of the powerful or the wealthy prevail over the good of all human beings, which is what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights attempted to promote, said the Vatican secretary of state.
Posted on 11/19/2018 16:35 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Recognizing the many gifts the laity bring to the Church, Archbishop Bernard Hebda is forming a Lay Advisory Board to meet with him quarterly, helping him promote healing and a renewed sense of mission in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Posted on 11/19/2018 15:47 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
During discussion at their Baltimore assembly on the U.S. bishops' new pastoral letter, "The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism," Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham, Alabama, said the document's message was needed, as the civil rights movement "began 60 years ago and we're still working on achieving the goals in this document."
Posted on 11/19/2018 15:32 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, both devout Catholics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony.
Posted on 11/19/2018 13:05 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Bishop Donald Kettler has added the name of Bishop Harold Dimmerling to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors, according to a Nov. 12 statement from the Diocese of St. Cloud.