Bishop Peter J. Jugis, head of the diocese of Charlotte, issued a statement expressing his shock over the conduct of parents at last week’s assembly at Charlotte Catholic High School who reacted with “uncharitableness and disrespect” over the hosting of a speaker who addressed Catholic teaching on sexual morality that some students found offensive.
A 75 year-old Jesuit priest who devoted his life to helping children and adults with mental disabilities in Syria was assassinated on Monday outside of his monastery in the city of Homs.
A press conference was held yesterday in the Holy See Press Office to present a variety of innovative initiatives that will form a part of the preparations for the April 27 canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Although some members of the the press are intimating that Francis did so for political reasons, the four women chosen by Pope Francis to be part of a new commission on clerical sexual abuse are all highly qualified and more than capable of serving in these positions.
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The leader of an enormous Protestant congregation in Sweden and throughout Europe recently stunned his followers when he announced that his “protestant prejudices” had been challenged and that he believed it was Jesus Himself leading him into the Roman Catholic Church.
Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is reaping praise from across the country for a hard-hitting column published in his diocesan newspaper in which he calls the president’s advocacy of abortion “shameful” and says those who voted for him “bear the responsibility for a step deeper into the culture of death.”
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child not only accused the Vatican of allowing children to be abused by priests, it also urged it to revise its teachings on abortion, contraception, sex education and homosexuality.