Man punches auxiliary bishop during Mass at US church

The Mass was being celebrated in honour of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark, in America, has been attacked during Mass. Essex County authorities say the attack occurred on Saturday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart during an event honouring baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.… Continue reading Man punches auxiliary bishop during Mass at US church

Why Hillary Clinton failed to win over American Catholics

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters It was a famous victory, but even more than that, it was a famous defeat. Hillary Clinton, who seemed to have it all sewn up, lost emphatically. The post-mortems will be many, but here are two reasons why I would never… Continue reading Why Hillary Clinton failed to win over American Catholics

Nuns join protest against Dakota oil pipeline

500 religious leaders formed a prayer circle at the protest site in North Dakota Two members of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas joined more than 500 ministers and religious leaders on November 4 for a day of prayer and conversation in south central North Dakota to confront what they contend is an ecological… Continue reading Nuns join protest against Dakota oil pipeline

Nebraska bishops urge Catholics to support death penalty repeal

Bishops in Nebraska have urged voters to maintain the repeal of the death penalty in an upcoming vote Nebraska’s three bishops made their position on capital punishment clear in 2015 in their support for repeal of the death penalty through the Legislature’s approval of a measure to eliminate capital punishment. And as the November election… Continue reading Nebraska bishops urge Catholics to support death penalty repeal

It's time to stop patronizing the president and people of the Philippines

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte had a response for the European Union who told him how to run his country. The European Union has expressed concern over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. President Duterte has drawn international criticism for his open season on drug traffickers and dealers. The EU issued a statement asking President Duterte to… Continue reading It's time to stop patronizing the president and people of the Philippines

A year after Pope Francis in America, what has changed?

It has been a year since Pope Francis visited Philadelphia and the United States, but has anything changed as a result of his time here? In the year before the Pope’s arrival in the U.S., the Church was rocked by scandal. Controversy over the Church’s handling of pedophile priests seemed to dominate the media. Many… Continue reading A year after Pope Francis in America, what has changed?

How we stopped a Black Mass at Harvard

A shot putter who won a silver medal in Rio is a member of the Knights of Columbus who counts priests and religious among his friends and role models. Joe Kovacs, who was world champion in Beijing last year, was first trained in the sport by his mother, Joanna, a teacher, who also raised him… Continue reading How we stopped a Black Mass at Harvard

Pope Francis appreciated for intervening and saving Richard Glossip from Capital Punishment

Sister Helen Prejean who have been fighting against the death penalty punishment for several years now visited the Holy Father on Thursday to deliver a “Thank-you” letter to the Pope from  Richard Glossip, whose execution in the U.S. was halted in September after intervention from the pontiff. Richard Glossip was convicted and condemned after being found guilty… Continue reading Pope Francis appreciated for intervening and saving Richard Glossip from Capital Punishment

Muslim population in U.S to be doubled

The Pew Research Center came up with a new estimated statistics of the number of Muslims in the United States that has risen to 3.3 million. Their analysis concludes that 1.8% of Americans are Jews, 1.0% are Muslims, and 0.7% are Hindus. They also predicted that muslims by 2050 will possibly outnumber the Jews due… Continue reading Muslim population in U.S to be doubled

The World Meeting of Families Catechism

Preparatory Catechesis At each World Meeting of Families (WMOF), the host diocese writes a preparatory catechesis. This is a fundamental part of the meeting, and it elaborates on this year’s theme: “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” Ten themes about love, joy, and the nature of the family embody the preparatory catechesis, which… Continue reading The World Meeting of Families Catechism

Pope’s visit to Cuba and US will be complex, says Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis’s 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said Pope Francis’ 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate and, with stops in Cuba, three US cities and the United Nations, it also will be a “very complex trip,” the papal spokesman said. Briefing reporters… Continue reading Pope’s visit to Cuba and US will be complex, says Vatican spokesman