December 16, 2017

In Caribbean, church agencies help as process of rebuilding begins

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By Ezra Fieser From Crux Now Thousands of families in the Caribbean are relying on aid agencies for basic needs more than a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the region, killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in damage. Bishop Robert Llanos said the role of the Catholic Church “is to find […]

Cardinal Dolan on Bannon’s church remark: ‘Preposterous, rather insulting’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax One of the six Catholic cardinals in the United States took issue with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s remark that the Catholic Church only supports immigrant-friendly legislation for economic reasons. The saga began when Bannon sat down for an interview with CBS that is slated to air this […]

A new church is erected in Haiti on the ashes of the old one

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By Jean H Charles From Caribbean News Now The Gingerbread Church of St Louis King of France in Turgeau, Port au Prince, destroyed by the earthquake of January 12, 2010 has been at last rebuilt, seven years after the catastrophe that took the lives of some 300,000 people including seven of them in the very […]

This secret Catholic exorcist cult in Brazil is making a deal with the Devil

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By BARBIE LATZA NADEAU From The Daily Beast ROME—Plinio Correa de Oliveira is almost as peculiar in death as he was in life. Dr. Plinio, as he is still known by his devout followers, was a right-wing Catholic figure who founded the ultra conservative Tradition, Family and Property Association, known in Catholic circles as the […]

Child abuse: 7% of Australian Catholic priests alleged to be involved

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From BBC An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation’s Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010. In one religious order, over 40% of church figures were accused of abuse. Over 4,440 people claim to have been victims between 1980 and 2015, the Royal Commission into Institutional […]

World travelers, social butterfly among Fla. airport victims

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  BY TAMARA LUSH, JEFF MARTIN, BEN FINLEY AND DAVID PITT Associated Press From The Olympian FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. They were collecting their luggage when a gunman opened fired […]

Pope in Christmas speech blasts Vatican resistance to reform

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By NICOLE WINFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS From ABC Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the resistance he’s encountering in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, saying some of it is inspired by the devil and that the prelates who work for him must undergo “permanent purification” to serve the Catholic Church better. For the third year in a row, […]

The Editor speaks: All Souls, All Saints and Halloween

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Did you dress up this weekend with your Halloween costumes? Did you go with your children trick or treating? Or did you go or are you going to church? To church? Halloween is officially calendared as Oct 31st but it is followed by two very special holy days – All Saints Day on Nov 1st […]

Number of British women becoming nuns hits 25-year high

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AFP From Business Insider The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church London (AFP) – The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church on Thursday. In 2014, […]

Catholic Synod: Cardinal ‘demoted’ by Pope Francis

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From BBC A leading American cardinal has told BuzzFeed that he is to be demoted from his position running the Catholic Church justice system. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a staunch critic of Pope Francis’ moves to soften the Church’s stance on homosexuality. He said that he was to be moved to the far less senior […]