November 16, 2018

Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches

By Eva Lloréns Vélez From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – Federal bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy decided Friday that Archdiocese of San Juan’s bankruptcy filing applies to all Catholic churches in Puerto Rico. This means that both the Archdiocese of Mayagüez and that of Ponce can also get relief from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Both archdioceses […]

Report: Believed site of Water-to-Wine Miracle unearthed

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax A tunnel network unearthed in Israel could be the site where Christians believe Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Thursday. For hundreds of years, pilgrims have believed the site of the wedding miracle to be Kafr Kanna, a town in northern Israel, […]

How to finance a Cancer Care Ministry?

From Connie J. Singleton “Initially, cancer care ministries have no need for finances beyond coffee and snacks for the group meetings. As the group develops or grows, financial needs may surface. There may be travel costs involved for group ministry or additional trainings. You may need to raise funds to help patients and caregivers with […]

Calls grow for Pope Francis to resign amid scandal!

From Living Gospel Daily A new day and a new story about Pope Francis. Now calls are increasing for the Pope to resign! It’s nearly unprecedented for a Pope to resign or be removed from office — I suppose that’s if you don’t count the circumstances around the prior Pope’s very bizarre short tenure in […]

Former Vatican diplomat backs claim Pope covered up abuse

From Newsmax A former Vatican diplomat says ex-papal ambassador Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò told “the truth” in his explosive allegation Pope Francis and a number of the Vatican’s most powerful cardinals covered up sex abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Catholic News Agency reported. In an 11-page document posted by the National Catholic Register, Viganò […]

US customs faces lawsuit over copied iPhone data

By Mallory Locklear From engadget US agents seized and copied a woman’s phone as she returned to the US. A US Muslim woman whose iPhone was taken from her by US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) is suing to have her property returned. But the property in question isn’t the phone itself, which was eventually […]

Pope Francis heads for Ireland as Catholic Church reels from sex abuse scandals

  From WN Missouri’s attorney general launched a statewide investigation Thursday into sex crimes within the Catholic Church. The probe follows an investigation in Pennsylvania that determined more than 300 priests had abused more than 1,000 children, CBS News reported. This weekend, Pope Francis is visiting Ireland, a Catholic country battling its own abuse scandal. […]

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

From BBC Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to “the People of God” calls for an end to the “culture of death” in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness. Last week […]

Cleansing the Catholic Church of its sins

By Andrew Sullivan From New York Mag After a while, I couldn’t continue reading the Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse in six dioceses in the Catholic Church. Apart from the rising nausea, I realized the horror of each incident had begun to numb my conscience, and the sheer number of cases had numbed […]

Former UK Foreign Secretary Johnson refuses to apologize for Islamaphobic comments

From WN Boris Johnson said he was standing by his remarks on Tuesday after the Conservative Party chairman told him to apologize for commenting that Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes” and comparing them to “bank robbers,” according to BBC News. Even though Johnson’s comments have been called Islamaphobic and “deliberately provocative,” but […]