Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI wrote text, but did not agree to be book’s co-author… – Christian Article

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the private secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said Tuesday the former pontiff was not informed he would be presented as co-author of a new book on priestly celibacy and that Benedict has asked for his name and photo to be removed from the cover. According to the German-language news agency KNA… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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Iranian Missile Attack Stirs Fears of Erbil’s Christians – Christian Article

The Harir air base as seen on Sept. 21, 2016. (Edward Pentin photo) The region, which was targeted by one of the pair of missile attacks launched yesterday as retaliation against the U.S., is home to several thousand Christians who have been trying to rebuild their lives. ROME — Christians in northern Iraq are increasingly concerned about tensions in the region after Iranian forces launched five missiles overnight on an air base in the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Erbil that…

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Abuse lawsuit window opens in California – Christian Article

Sacramento, Calif., Jan 2, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- A three-year window opened in California Wednesday, allowing lawsuits over childhood sexual abuse that would normally be impeded by the state’s statute of limitations. The window was created when California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed AB 218 into law in October. In addition to the window, the bill also permanently adjusted the state’s statute of limitations for civil suits regarding childhood sexual abuse. Previously, a person had until the age of…

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ISIS terrorists execute 11 blindfolded Christians in Nigeria – Christian Article

ISIS-aligned jihadists have released a video claiming to show the execution of 11 blindfolded Christian men in Nigeria, in what analysts say was a barbaric act that was clearly timed to coincide with Christmas, according to reports. “This is a message to Christians all over the world,” a masked man says in the one-minute video posted online late Thursday by the terror group’s Amaq news agency. He claimed the killings at the hands of jihadists from the Islamic State West…

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Church reform takes personal conversion, Pope Francis tells Roman Curia – Christian Article

Vatican City, Dec 21, 2019 / 05:02 am (CNA).- To carry out the continuing reform of the Church requires a willingness to change and a commitment to personal conversion, Pope Francis said Saturday, during his annual Christmas greeting to the bishops and cardinals of the Roman Curia. Francis quoted St. John Henry Newman, who said, “here on earth to live is to change, and perfection is the result of many transformations.” “For Newman, change was conversion, that is, an inner…

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Bishop Conley Announces Medical Leave of Absence from Lincoln Diocese – Christian Article

Bishop Conley prays at installation Mass outside of Risen Christ Cathedral in Lincoln, Neb. (Seth DeMoor/CNA) In a letter Bishop Conley wrote: “Jesus Christ is the Divine Physician, who offers us the grace of healing. I entrust myself to the healing power of Christ, and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” LINCOLN, Neb. — Bishop James Conley announced Friday that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of Lincoln, Neb. “I have been medically diagnosed…

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Martyred religious brother from Wisconsin farm family to be beatified in Guatemala  – Christian Article

Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Dec 7, 2019 / 03:58 am (CNA).- The son of Wisconsin farmers, Brother James Miller, FSC, will be beatified in Guatemala this Saturday, 36 years after he was shot and killed while working with school children and the indigenous poor in the country. A graduate of St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota and a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Miller is remembered for his generosity, courage, and zeal to serve the children of Central America.…

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Duluth’s Bishop Sirba dies of cardiac arrest at 59 – Christian Article

DULUTH, MN– The Diocese of Duluth announced Sunday that Bishop Paul Sirba died suddenly of cardiac arrest. According to the Diocese of Duluth, he was at St. Rose Church in Proctor when he suffered the health condition. He was taken to a Duluth hospital where life-saving measures were were unsuccessful, Diocesan officials wrote. He was pronounced dead around 9 a.m. Sunday. “Words do not adequately express our sorrow at this sudden loss of our Shepherd,” Father James Bissonette shared in…

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Venerable Fulton Sheen to Be Beatified Dec. 21 in Peoria – Christian Article

Venerable Fulton Sheen to Be Beatified Dec. 21 in Peoria The Diocese of Peoria, Ill., said, ‘It seems entirely fitting that the Beatification will take place at the end of this 100-year anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.’ PEORIA, Ill. —The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city’s Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Sheen had been ordained a priest of the diocese in that cathedral…

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Australian High Court Allows Cardinal Pell to Appeal Sex-Abuse Conviction – Christian Article

Appeal to the supreme court was his last legal avenue. MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian High Court announced Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an August decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. Cardinal Pell’s appeal to the High Court in Canberra, Australia’s supreme court, was his last legal avenue to overturn a conviction that has divided opinion in the country and internationally. The cardinal was…

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St. Paul Announced Christ to ‘Idol Worshippers’ Without Attacking Them – Christian Article

Pope Francis: St. Paul Announced Christ to ‘Idol Worshippers’ Without Attacking Them The focus of the weekly catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles was inculturation of the faith in Athens. VATICAN CITY — St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to “idol worshippers” in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “We also ask the Holy Spirit today to teach us to build bridges with culture, with those who do not believe or with those who…

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Pope Francis Adds New Marian Feast to Roman Calendar – Christian Article

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims outside the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto on March 25. (Vatican Media/National Catholic Register) Papal decree states that the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto will be celebrated on Dec. 10. VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on Dec. 10. “This celebration will help all people, especially families, youth and religious, to…

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Vatican Bank Lands in Regulatory Hot Seat – Christian Article

St. Peter’s Basilica (Bohumil Petrik/CNA) Sources say a controversial U.S. grant was requested in order to balance the central bank’s books after the hospital was unable to repay the money. VATICAN CITY — The head of the Vatican’s central bank appeared to admit this week to a transaction that could be a violation of European regulatory commitments, namely a loan of 50 million euros to finance the purchase of a struggling Italian hospital. Sources say a controversial grant from the…

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Pro-Abortion Ford Foundation Major Funder of Key Synod Organizations – Christian Article

ABOVE: Archbishop Roque Paloschi of Porto Velho, Brazil, addresses the media conference following the Synod assembly session Oct. 17 at the Vatican (Edward Pentin/National Catholic Register). INSET: Screen image captures from the Ford Foundation database detail grants given to the Indigenous Council of Roraima, COICA, COIAB and CIMI between 2006-2018. BELOW: The Ford Foundation Building in New York City (Stakhanov/CC BY 3.0/Wikimedia Commons). The Register has learned that organizations belonging to REPAM, which has held the primary role in organizing…

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Prince of Wales on eve of Cardinal Newman’s canonization: “In the age in which he attains sainthood, his example is needed more than ever…”… – Christian Article

The Prince of Wales said Saturday that the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman is a cause for celebration among all Britons, those who are Catholic and those who “cherish the values by which he was inspired.” “His faith was truly catholic in that it embraced all aspects of life. It is in that same spirit that we, whether we are Catholics or not… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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Pope Francis Prays for ‘Daring Prudence’ During Amazon Synod – Christian Article

Pope Francis presides at the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Oct. 6. (Daniel Ibanez/CNA) At the opening Mass for the synod Sunday, the Holy Father prayed that the Holy Spirit would help the Church in the Pan-Amazonian region be renewed by the fire of faith. VATICAN CITY — At the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Sunday, Pope Francis prayed that the Holy Spirit would give the bishops prudence, wisdom and discernment to help the Church in the Pan-Amazonian…

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At special Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope laments countries that sell weapons but refuse refugees… – Christian Article

Pope Francis on Sunday said that Christians cannot be indifferent and insensitive to the “tragedy” of poverty, “our hearts deadened” before the misery of innocent people. “We must not fail to weep,” Francis said. “We must not fail to respond.” Francis, the son of immigrants himself, also lamented that today’s world is increasingly “more elitist and crueler towards the excluded… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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True wealth is found in friendship, not things – Christian Article

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2019 / 05:13 am (CNA).- People and relationships are more valuable than things and the truly wealthy are those who are rich in friends, Pope Francis said during the Angelus Sunday. “Wealth can encourage the erection of walls, create divisions and discrimination,” the pope said Sept. 22, adding that “Jesus, by contrast, invites his disciples to change course: ‘Make friends with riches.’” “It is an invitation to know how to transform goods and riches into relationships,…

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen to Be Beatified – Christian Article

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Youtube) Pope Francis approves miracle attributed to his intercession following the conclusion of a legal tussle over where to keep his remains. Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified after the Vatican announced today that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to his intercession. In a statement, the Vatican said the Holy Father had authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding:  “- the miracle attributed to the intercession…

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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Montana School Choice Case – Christian Article

Outside the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. (Pixabay) According to the Department of Education, the tax credit program could mean “a historic investment in America’s students, injecting up to $5 billion yearly into locally controlled scholarship programs that empower students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs.” WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case addressing the question of whether states can deny tax credit programs to parents and…

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Blessed John Henry Newman to be Canonized on October 13 – Christian Article

Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. (Cardinal Newman Society) The 19th century English theologian will be canonized in Rome this fall along with four other blessed. Pope Francis has formally approved the canonizations of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman and four other blessed, and decreed that these canonizations will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 13.  The Holy Father made the announcement at a July 1 ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonization at the Vatican.  The…

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U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for June meeting… – Christian Article

Under normal circumstances, the June meeting of the US bishops travels to a different city each year, staffed by a skeleton crew and with barely a quorum of prelates on hand. Of course, however, these days are anything but normal, so the bench has returned to its usual November site in Baltimore for two reasons – first, the level of business at hand requires a larger presence of the DC-based staff… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article…

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New Vatican Document Says Gender Theory is ‘Cultural and Ideological Revolution’ – Christian Article

New Vatican Document Says Gender Theory is ‘Cultural and Ideological Revolution’ The document says it aims to set out an intellectual framework “towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education.” VATICAN CITY – A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity.   “In all such [gender] theories, from the most moderate to the most radical, there is agreement that one’s gender…

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New ‘Declaration of Truths’ Affirms Key Church Teachings – Christian Article

The document, whose signatories include Cardinal Raymond Burke, upholds key doctrines in areas ranging from the Eucharist and marriage to capital punishment and clerical celibacy. VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider are among a small group of cardinals and bishops to sign a “declaration of truths” reaffirming key Church teachings at a time they describe as “almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation.” Published on June 10, Pentecost Monday, and entitled “Declaration of the Truths Relating to…

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Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says – Christian Article

Peoria, Ill., Jun 8, 2019 / 03:14 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the archdiocese told CNA Saturday. The decision is the conclusion of a long legal battle over the late archbishop’s burial place. “We have been informed that the New York Court of Appeals has denied further appeal of the New York Supreme Court decision upholding Joan Cunningham’s petition to disinter Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s…

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