Various Catholic News

Protection of Minors: Southern African bishop on the need to affirm the victims

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 6:43 PM
Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Umtata in South Africa speaks of how his presence at the meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” has given him new strength to tackle the issue back home.

Pope, Bishops confess faults in penitential liturgy

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 6:39 PM
On Day 3 of the "Protection of Minors" Meeting, church leaders examined their consciences and confessed their sins during a penitential service at the Vatican.

Bishops must see press as allies, not enemies, Mexican journalist says

Natl Catholic Reporter - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 5:35 PM
Vatican City: If they are truly serious about fighting clerical sex abuse, bishops must join forces with journalists and not view them as enemies plotting against the Catholic Church, Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki said.

Concert on Colombian border to raise money for Venezuela aid

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 3:58 PM
A trio of Latino Presidents and a self declared one, have attended a rock concert on the Colombian side of the Border to raise money for aid Venezuela. The event of note, will be followed by an attempt to cross over with food and medicines in the face of Venezuelan troops who have strict orders from the Administration of President Nicolas Maduro... to block it.

Journalist to bishops: We will be 'worst enemies' if you cover up abuse

Natl Catholic Reporter - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 3:53 PM
Vatican City: Here is the prepared text of the presentation given Feb. 23 by Valentina Alazraki at the Vatican summit on child protection. Alazraki, a Mexican journalist and writer, is the Vatican correspondent for Televisa.

Protection of Minors: a journalist offers some advice

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 3:47 PM
A veteran Vatican observer and journalist shares her views on why it is so important to report on clerical sex abuse, calling for trust on the part of the Church.

At abuse summit, Sister Openibo calls for complete transparency

Natl Catholic Reporter - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 3:04 PM
The prepared text of the presentation given Feb. 23 by Nigerian Sr. Veronica Openibo, leader of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, at the Vatican summit on child protection. 

Protection of minors: Bishop Gebremedhin speaks about Ethiopian situation

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:33 PM
In an interview during the Vatican meeting on the “Protection of Minors in the Church”, Ethiopian Bishop Markos Gebremedhin spoke about the vulnerability of children in the cultural context of his country.

Protection of Minors: Press Briefing on Day Three

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:26 PM
Day Three of the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting in the Vatican focusses on the theme of “Transparency”. Among the participants at the Press Briefing, an African woman religious, the Jesuit Superior General, and the President of the German Bishops’ Conference.

Protection of Minors: Sr. Openibo ‘Church needs openness and transparency'

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:55 PM
Nigerian sister Veronica Openibo delivered an address on the morning of the 3rd day of the Meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church”, calling for transparency and proposing a way forward on how to overcome the abuse crisis in the Church.

Protection of Minors: Bishop of Papua commends the sharing of ideas

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 12:53 PM
Bishop Rochas Tatamai of Papua New Guinea talks to Vatican News about the different realities the Church in Papua New Guinea is facing.

Protection of minors: Card. DiNardo underscores role of lay people

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 12:08 PM
In an interview during the meeting in the Vatican on the “Protection of Minors in the Church”, US Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said the role of the laity is crucial.

Cardinal admits to Vatican summit that Catholic Church destroyed abuse files

Natl Catholic Reporter - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:28 AM
Vatican City: A top cardinal has admitted that the global Catholic Church destroyed files to prevent documentation of decades of sexual abuse of children, saying that such misadministration led "in no small measure" to more children being harmed.

Survivor testimony: Victims are not guilty of their silence!

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 10:58 AM
A survivor of clerical sexaul abuse tells her story at the conclusion of the second day of the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church.

Protection of minors: Card. Marx - traceability, transparency make Church credible

Vatican News - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 10:20 AM
Speaking on day 3 of the meeting in the Vatican on the Protection of Minors in the Church, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx called for traceability and transparency in dealing with cases of sexual abuse of minors in the Church.

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Seeing things differently

Natl Catholic Reporter - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 9:00 AM
Scripture for Life: What is Jesus asking when he tells us to pray for those who mistreat us?

Feb. 23 Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp of Smyrna, bishop and martyr, Memorial - Liturgical year - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 5:00 AM
St. Polycarp of Smyrna, was converted to Christianity by St. John the Evangelist. He was a disciple of the apostles and friend of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He was ordained bishop of Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) and was about eighty-six when the Roman pro-consul urged him to renounce Christ and save his life. St. Polycarp said, "For eighty-six years I have served Him and he has never wronged me. How can I renounce the King who has saved me?" He suffered martyrdom in 155 by burning at the stake in the amphitheater of Smyrna.

Focus of Summit turns to accountability, bishops, and footnotes

Catholic World Report - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:37 AM
(ROME – February 22nd, 2019) The participants in the Vatican’s meeting on child protection are serious and determined. Just what it is, about which they are serious and determined is a different question, with objects [...]

Workers furloughed during shutdown grateful for Catholic Charities' help

Natl Catholic Reporter - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 8:09 PM
Hundreds of people who were affected by the recent government shutdown received much needed help from Catholic Charities of South Carolina.
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