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Indian priest runs for political office

Published 23-04-2014

Indian priest runs for political office Defying the Code of Canon Law and a directive from diocesan officials, a parish priest in India is running for parliament. Father M. P. Jesuraj, a priest of the Diocese of … catholicculture.org

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Melkite patriarch decries attacks on Catholic institutions in Syria

Published 23-04-2014

Melkite patriarch decries attacks on Catholic institutions in Syria The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church lamented recent bomb attacks on an Armenian Catholic school and a Melkite parish in Syria. “What is the point of all this carnage … catholicculture.org

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Priest murdered in Central African Republic

Published 23-04-2014

Priest murdered in Central African Republic A priest in the Central African Republic was murdered on Good Friday, according to a statement issued by Caritas, the Church’s federation of relief and development agencies. Father … catholicculture.org

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Chicago priest, recently reinstated, again under investigation

Published 23-04-2014

Chicago priest, recently reinstated, again under investigation A Chicago priest who recently returned to active ministry is again under investigation. Father Michael O’Connell had been reinstated following archdiocesan and police … catholicculture.org

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Canadian bishop writes prime minister about political concerns

Published 23-04-2014

Canadian bishop writes prime minister about political concerns The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written Prime Minister Stephen Harper about several domestic and international issues. Referring to the plight of Syrian … catholicculture.org

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Joint Anglican-Catholic statement on moral teaching highlights differences

Published 23-04-2014

Joint Anglican-Catholic statement on moral teaching highlights differences The Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States has released a document, “Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness,” that acknowledges “how differently … catholicculture.org

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Apr. 23 Easter Wednesday, Solemnity

Published 23-04-2014

Apr. 23 Easter Wednesday, Solemnity Today the Gospel relates the story of the disciples and Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Through the holy Eucharist we are drawn deeper and deeper into the saving death and glorious resurrection of the immortal Christ. Like Cleophas and Luke of Emmaus we are Table-guests of Christ, we know […]

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French bishops cautioned against political manipulation

Published 22-04-2014

French bishops cautioned against political manipulation The new leader of the French bishops’ conference has warned his colleagues against “manipulating or being manipulated” in political controversies. Archbishop Georges Pontier of … catholicculture.org

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Brunei delays enforcement of shari’a law

Published 22-04-2014

Brunei delays enforcement of shari’a law The imposition of Islamic shari’a law in Brunei has been delayed “due to unavoidable circumstances,” the government of the sultanates has announced. The AsiaNews service reports that … catholicculture.org

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Pope might make surprise visits to war zones, says Secretary of State

Published 22-04-2014

Pope might make surprise visits to war zones, says Secretary of State Pope Francis might make surprise visits to war zones, if he thinks that his presence could help to bring peace, suggests the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Cardinal Pietro Parolin is … catholicculture.org

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