Recent News Headlines : Catholic Church

POPE FRANCIS WARNS OF THE DANGERS OF 'SATANIC' FAKE NEWS


He issued the unusual warning in a document issued in advance of the Catholic Church's World Day of Social Communications, which takes place on May 13... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 145

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS "EVIL" OF FAKE NEWS AND ITS USE FOR POLITICAL GAIN


Pope Francis poses with a group of Brazilian faithful during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 24, 2018... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 143

POPE LIKENS FAKE NEWS TO BIBLE'S SERPENT


He urged social media users and journalists to unmask manipulative tactics that foment division... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 888

POPE PARTIALLY APOLOGIZES TO CHILEAN ABUSE VICTIMS, BUT STILL BACKS CONTROVERSIAL BISHOP


Juan Carlos Cruz, a high-profile Barros accuser, later took to Twitter to voice his outrage over the pope's remarks... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 83

POPE FRANCIS SORRY FOR UPSETTING ABUSE VICTIMS


Pope Francis has apologised for remarks he made last week in Chile defending a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 645

NOW YOU CAN SIMPLY TOUCH YOUR CREDIT CARD TO DONATE.


With 120 parishes, the Catholic Church in Paris is one of the biggest diocese in Europe... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 635

SEVERAL DEAD IN DR CONGO PROTESTS


The widespread marches had been called for by the country's Catholic Church, which appealed for a large but peaceful demonstration... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 1528

POPE SHOCKS CHILE BY ACCUSING SEX-ABUSE VICTIMS OF SLANDER


Karadima's victims say Barros knew of the abuse, having seen it, but did nothing... READ MORE

19th January, 2018 36

POPE SHOCKS CHILE BY ACCUSING SEX ABUSE VICTIMS OF SLANDER


Karadima's victims say Barros knew of the abuse, having seen it, but did nothing... READ MORE

19th January, 2018 17

POPE FRANCIS ANGERS CHILE AFTER ACCUSING SEX ABUSE VICTIMS OF SLANDERING BISHOP


The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I'll speak, he said... READ MORE

19th January, 2018 479

POPE SHOCKS CHILE BY ACCUSING SEX ABUSE VICTIMS OF SLANDER


Karadima's victims say Barros knew of the abuse, having seen it, but did nothing... READ MORE

19th January, 2018 11329

MORE CHILE CHURCHES TORCHED AS VISITING POPE BEGS FORGIVENESS FOR 'IRREPARABLE HARM' FROM SEX ABUSE


In his first event of the day, Francis met privately with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and addressed lawmakers, judges and other authorities at La Moneda palace... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

WHY POPE FRANCIS'S TRIP TO CHILE POSES A CHALLENGE


3 Indigenous discontent On Wednesday, Pope Francis will visit Temuco, a city in southern Chile that acts as the de facto capital for the indigenous Mapuche people... READ MORE

16th January, 2018 72

AS POPE FRANCIS VISITS, CHILEANS QUESTION THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH


Just 36 percent of Chileans have confidence in the Catholic Church -- the lowest in all of Latin America -- according to the Chilean newspaper, La Tercera... READ MORE

16th January, 2018 479

3 CHURCHES FIREBOMBED DURING POPE'S VISIT TO CHILE


In his first event of the day, Francis met privately with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and addressed lawmakers, judges and other authorities at La Moneda palace... READ MORE

16th January, 2018 66

A BLOT ON IRELANDS PAST, FACING DEMOLITION


Owned most recently by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, the Gloucester Street laundry usually had around 100 workers at any one time... READ MORE

16th January, 2018 2037

AFTER HEARTBREAKING DISCOVERY OF INFANT REMAINS AT TUAM, IRELAND GRAPPLES WITH WHAT TO DO NEXT


First of all, the remains are in a septic tank, she said... READ MORE

14th January, 2018 14

POPE'S VISIT TO PERU AND CHILE CASTS HARSH LIGHT ON HANDLING OF SEXUAL ABUSE CASES


Victims' groups in Chile and Peru have invited prominent campaigners against child abuse within the Catholic Church to join them during the pontiff's visit... READ MORE

12th January, 2018 539

DON'T EXTINGUISH MIGRANTS' HOPES, POPE SAYS ON WORLD DAY OF PEACE


Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the World Day of Peace in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2018... READ MORE

1st January, 2018 4599

IN IRELAND, A SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, A TAX BENEFIT AND -- WAIT -- A TWIST


While he was waiting to go on the air, he mentioned his marriage plans to a researcher... READ MORE

25th December, 2017 19

IN IRELAND A SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND A TAX BENEFIT


The local news media flocked to a civil registration office in Dublin on Friday to witness the wedding of the men, Michael O'Sullivan, 58, and Matt Murphy, 82... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 510

AIDE MISMANAGEMENT CLAIMS MEANT TO SMEAR HONDURAS CARDINAL


The Vatican on Friday confirmed that Francis has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial irregularities in the Tegucigalpa archdiocese... READ MORE

23rd December, 2017 0

HIGH PRAISE: POT CHURCHES PROLIFERATE AS STATES EASE ACCESS TO MARIJUANA


Nationally, such churches have opened in Indiana, where marijuana remains illegal, and Michigan, where medical marijuana is allowed... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 2560

BERNARD LAW WAS THE FACE OF A DYSFUNCTIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH


In New Jersey, former priest James Hanley became one of the state's more notorious predator priests... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 60

CARDINAL LAW AND THE U.S.-ROME SEX ABUSE DIVIDE


Cardinal Law and the US-Rome Sex Abuse Divide... READ MORE

20th December, 2017 925

CARDINAL BERNARD LAW, CENTRAL FIGURE IN BOSTON SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL, DIES AT 86


How the boston globe exposed the abuse scandal that rocked the catholic church... READ MORE

20th December, 2017 1058

POPE OKS FIRST STEP TOWARD SAINTHOOD FOR 'ROSARY PRIEST'


The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis had approved a decree asserting that Peyton lived a life of heroic Christian virtue... READ MORE

19th December, 2017 549

AUSTRALIA RECKONS WITH THE NATIONAL TRAGEDY OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


Australia reckons with the national tragedy of child sexual abuse... READ MORE

18th December, 2017 25

'LOUD FENCE' RIBBONS REMOVED FROM BALLARAT CATHEDRAL THREE DAYS AFTER ROYAL COMMISSION FINDINGS


He said abuse survivors had requested that the ribbons stay on the fence until the royal commission ended... READ MORE

18th December, 2017 3596

'I'M GOING TO CANBERRA': FOR ABUSE SURVIVOR ROB WALSH, THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE HASN'T ENDED


'I'm going to Canberra' For abuse survivor Rob Walsh, the fight for justice hasn't ended... READ MORE

16th December, 2017 582

Trending News Headlines : Catholic Church

IT'S BETTER TO BE AN ATHEIST THAN A BAD CHRISTIAN


Atheists cause less scandal then Christians who talk one way and act another, Pope Francis said... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 327001

A VATICAN SHOT ACROSS THE BOW FOR HARD-LINE U.S. CATHOLICS


American Catholic conservatives once unacquainted with being out of papal favor have stewed privately and expressed horror publicly on numerous right-wing Catholic blogs... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 104348

PRIEST TELLS ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS TO COMMIT SUICIDE


Philip Pizzo just hours after he celebrated Sunday Mass... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 61615

STEVE BANNON CARRIES BATTLES TO ANOTHER INFLUENTIAL HUB


Mr. Bannon publicly articulated his worldview in remarks a few months after his meeting with Cardinal Burke, at a Vatican conference organized by Mr. Harnwell's institute... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 49777

GEORGE PELL TOLD TO FACE COURT ON HISTORICAL SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES


Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, is charged with historical sexual assault offences... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 49616

TRUDEAU ASKS POPE FRANCIS TO APOLOGISE FOR SCHOOLS


In 2008, former prime minister Stephen Harper issued an apology on behalf of Canadians, calling it a sad chapter in our history ... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 44198

PHILIPPINE CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSERS RARELY PROSECUTED


Jaime Achacoso, a lawyer and expert on the Catholic Church's canon law, said priests found guilty of sexual misconduct had not been removed from ministry... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 32844

KEEP THE FAITH IN OUR TRYING TIMES


The pope usually conducts an Urbu et Orbi blessing -- Latin for To the City and the World -- just after the Easter Mass... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 25536

'SHOCKING' SCALE OF CATHOLIC CHURCH SEX CRIMES REVEALED


The commission, Australia's highest level of inquiry, reported 4,444 alleged incidents of sexual abuse by Catholic priests between 1980 and 2015... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 23742

TRUDEAU INVITES POPE TO CANADA FOR APOLOGY TO NATIVES


READ MORE Canada accused of 'cultural genocide' Trudeau said he and the pope also discussed climate change... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 10090

POPE AIDE GEORGE PELL CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX ABUSE


For years, Pell has faced allegations that he mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and, later, Sydney... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 8967

'FALSE PROPHET': DUTERTE, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF THE PHILIPPINES


Relatives and friends of victims of extrajudicial killings leave Manila's Baclaran Church for a vigil Feb. 17, 2017... READ MORE

5th March, 2017 8679

POPE APOLOGISES FOR CHURCH'S ROLE IN RWANDA GENOCIDE


About half of Rwandans are Catholic, but since the genocide many have turned to pentecostal churches... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 8290

TRUDEAU ASKS POPE FOR AN APOLOGY OVER CHURCH'S ROLE IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS


Afterward, Trudeau introduced his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, to the Pope along with officials from the PMO... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 8246

TUAM BABIES SCANDAL IS 'FAKE NEWS', CLAIMS THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE


The president of the Catholic League has denounced the Tuam Baby scandal as 'fake news'... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 7828

CATHOLIC BISHOPS APOLOGISE FOR ROLE IN RWANDA GENOCIDE


The Catholic Church in Rwanda has apologised for its role in the 1994 genocide, saying it regrets the actions of those who participated in the massacres... READ MORE

21st November, 2016 7533

LOST IN TRANSLATION? POPE PONDERS AN UPDATE TO LORDS PRAYER


Pope Francis has generally shown a willingness to rethink liturgical translations... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 7513

VIDEO OF KIDNAPPED PRIEST RAISES HOPES, CONCERNS


Indian officials told church leaders in the southern coastal state of Kerala, where Uzhunnalil is from, that they were doing everything possible to secure his release... READ MORE

5th January, 2017 6539

POPE FRANCIS: MARRIED MEN COULD BE ORDAINED TO EASE PRIEST SHORTAGES


Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 4908

ABUSE VICTIM QUITS VATICAN COMMISSION CITING RESISTANCE


In her three years with the commission, Ms. Collins said she never had the opportunity to meet with the pope... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 3826

POPE FRANCIS ADMITS HE SOMETIMES FALLS ASLEEP WHILE PRAYING


Pope Francis has admitted that he sometimes nods off while praying... READ MORE

2nd November, 2017 3522

DUTERTE'S WAR ON DRUGS A 'REIGN OF TERROR', CHURCH SAYS


The Philippines' Catholic Church has blasted President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs for creating a reign of terror ... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 3251

C OF E ARCHBISHOPS CALL ON CHRISTIANS TO REPENT FOR REFORMATION SPLIT


Five hundred years after the Reformation, the religious revolution that swept across Europe, the leaders of the Church of England... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 3163

THE POPE'S 'BLIND SPOT' ON SEXUAL ABUSE


Charges of sexual assault against one of the Pope's top advisers, Cardinal George Pell, highlights what one observer calls Francis' blind spot on sexual abuse... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 3152

POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTMAS 'HOSTAGE TO MATERIALISM'


During a high-security Christmas Mass at the Vatican, the head of the Roman Catholic Church also denounced the continuing suffering of children... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 2831

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL'S LEGAL BILLS WON'T BE PAID BY SYDNEY ARCHDIOCESE, ARCHBISHOP SAYS


The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney says it will not pay its former archbishop Cardinal George Pell's legal costs... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2651

I SAW PSYCHOANALYST WEEKLY YEARS AGO


Pope Francis I saw psychoanalyst weekly years ago... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 2384

AUSTRALIAN CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY RECOMMENDS END TO MANDATORY CELIBACY FOR CLERGY


Prosecute clergy for failing to report abuse Recommendations include the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference request that the Vatican consider introducing voluntary celibacy for clergy... READ MORE

15th December, 2017 2063

WORST OF CATHOLIC SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL STILL TO COME IN DEVELOPING WORLD


Worst of Catholic sexual abuse scandal still to come in developing world report... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1995

POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE STRIKES MEXICO CITY


Rebecca Blackwell, AP None People attend a Mass remembering the victims of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake, at the Basilica of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Sept. 24, 2017... READ MORE

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