Ask a Priest Library Youth Ministry Diocese Event Calendar Latest Groups Xt3 TV

articles

Search in Articles :
Middle East: Catholic Church is an Anchor of Hope Amid Violence
Last edited 28th July 2014

As the death toll in Gaza surpasses 1,000, violent demonstrations in the West Bank leave dead and wounded, and an entire Christian community is exiled from the Iraqi city of Mosul by Islamic extremists, Christians in the Holy Land find themselves facing harsh realities.

……


One Year On: Rio Favela Continues to Reap Fruits from World Youth Day
Last edited 28th July 2014

One year has passed since Pope Francis' historic visit to the Babilônia favela in Rio de Janeiro - one of the poorest areas in the city. The success of WYD 2013 has brought a greater awareness of Pope Francis’ teachings to Babilônia and it's Catholic parish Our Lady of the Rosary, according to parish priest Father José Almy Gomes. As Catholic residents grow stronger in Catholic faith formation, he believes the Holy Father’s presence in Brazil and his Latin American roots provide for a closer connection with residents and parishioners.

……


The 100th Anniversary of the First World War
Last edited 29th July 2014

Monday 28 July 2014 marks exactly one hundred years since the outbreak of the first world war - the global conflict that rocked Europe and the globe. During his Angelus address on Sunday 27 July, Pope Francis reflected on this anniversary, and once again urged us all to join in prayer for peace - particularly in the three crisis areas of the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine.

……


Meriam Ibrahim Had No Idea She Was Going to Meet Pope Francis
Last edited 28th July 2014

Meriam Ibrahim had come to expect the unexpected. First she was thrown into prison on charges of apostasy. Then on May 15 she was sentenced to hang for the crime of abandoning Islam to become a Christian - even though she maintained she had never been a Muslim in the first place. She was released by Sudan’s supreme court on June 23, yet when she tried to leave the country three days later, she was detained once more - accused of forging her travel documents.

……


Gaza: Israel and Hamas Agree to a 12-hour Ceasefire
Last edited 27th July 2014

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza, starting 8 am (5 am GMT). However, Israel said it would continue to "locate and neutralise" Hamas tunnels during the pause and vowed to respond if it came under attack. A spokesman for Hamas, Sami Abu Zuhri said late on Friday that there was "national consensus on a humanitarian truce... for 12 hours on Saturday".

……


Film: People with Same-Sex Attraction Find Peace in Church
Last edited 27th July 2014

Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same. “We’ve been advised not to google ourselves,” Rilene said, laughing. These three are the subjects of a recently released documentary, “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” which chronicles their stories of having same-sex attraction, and how they eventually found peace in the Catholic Church.

……


Pope will Visit Philadelphia in 2015 for World Meeting of Families
Last edited 27th July 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput has disclosed the Pope Francis plans to attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held September 2015 in Philadelphia.


Jesus is the Great Treasure, Pope Teaches
Last edited 27th July 2014

Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are willing to trade everything for the Kingdom of God.

……


Christian Persecution in Iraq: Mosul Cathedral Becomes Mosque
Last edited 25th July 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has removed the crosses from all 30 churches and monasteries in Mosul and converted the Syriac Orthodox cathedral into a mosque, according to the Assyrian International News Agency.

……


Australian Euthanasia Campaigner's Medical License Suspended 'to Protect Public Health'
Last edited 25th July 2014

On Wednesday evening, euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke’s medical license was suspended by the South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia. Dr Nitschke is an Australian medical doctor who has been an advocate for voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide for many years.

……


You are viewing 11 - 20 of 8839 items