Tag Archives: Catholic Bishops

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication. If the Church is to effectively evangelize in the modern world, a group of bishops argue, its leaders must be engaged online – but in the right way. What’s most important is for Catholics

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In wake of North Korea threat, bishops call for elimination of nuclear weapons

Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and Europe have called for the “total elimination of nuclear weapons.” “Even a limited nuclear exchange would have devastating consequences for people and the planet. Tragically, human error or miscalculation could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe,”

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Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning. Scalise, a Catholic, was shot at the hip and was transported to surgery. He is reportedly in stable condition. “Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and

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Body of African bishop who reportedly committed suicide found

The body of Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla, who has reportedly committed suicide, has been found, African sources have reported. The Bishop of Bafia in Cameroon had been declared missing earlier this week when his car was spotted on Wednesday near the Sanaha river, near the nation’s capital, Yaoundé. A note was reportedly found in

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Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including its clergy. In addition to naming him Vicar of Rome, Francis also named Donatis an archbishop, according to the May 26 Vatican

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