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January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019
The Vatican has still not commented on the revelations from a former vicar general that it knew Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta had taken naked photographs, performed sex acts in public and faced allegations of abusing seminarians. Juan Jose Manzano, who was vicar general of Zanchetta’s diocese of Orán, Argentina, said colleagues reported allegations of abuse of
January 21, 2019
Martin Luther King Day, which falls on January 21 in 2019, honours the memory of Civil Rights leader, Reverend Martin Luther King. Traditionally, this observance ushers in National Black History Month in February. Both these celebrations invite Americans of all races to reflect on the struggles of blacks to attain civil rights in the wake
January 21, 2019
Pope Francis launched an app on Sunday called  “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones. The Pope opened the new app using an iPad during his Angelus address on January 20 and encouraged young Catholics, in particular, to download the smartphone app to pray the
January 21, 2019
Attendees at the 2019 March for Life saw an unannounced appearance from Vice President Mike Pence, a video message from President Trump, a strong bipartisan speaker line-up, and a secular science theme. But the most surprising sight of the day, at least for one 12-year-old first-time marcher, was the number of children. “There are more
January 21, 2019
The bishops of New York decried on Thursday the likely passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which would expand abortion access throughout the state, noting it will only increase family suffering. The bill was first introduced in 2007, but was often blocked by a Republican-led state senate. The New York state senate recently returned to
January 21, 2019
Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and assistant professor of theology, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices under her charge in the 1970s. “In recent days, information came to my attention regarding inappropriate conduct over fifty
January 21, 2019
Their activism has sparked controversy in recent months, after a U.S. senator called the Knights of Columbus and their pro-life work “extreme.” But the Knights of Columbus say their work in the pro-life movement is a part of their Catholic identity, and that they’re proud of their long-standing involvement in the annual March for Life
January 21, 2019
(Rome) An AP Exclusive report published Sunday claims the Holy See received evidence of misconduct on the part of an Argentinian bishop with ties to Pope Francis years earlier than the Vatican had previously suggested. The claims tend to contradict the Vatican’s earlier statements regarding what authorities in the Holy See knew about the bishop’s
January 21, 2019
“Today I have two pains in my heart,” Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). The Pope has launched a new app enabling Catholics around the world to share prayer intentions. The Vatican received reports of “obscene” behaviour by Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta in 2015, reports AP. The Permanent Synod of the
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