Tag: catholic church

Catholic bishops in Rwanda apologize for role in genocide

Catholic bishops in Rwanda apologize for role in genocide

| November 22, 2016

(GIN)—Twenty-two years after the genocide in Rwanda which took the lives of over 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, the Catholic Church in Rwanda apologized this week for the church’s role in the slaughter. According to a report by the Associated Press, the prelates said they regretted the actions of those who participated in the […]

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Public anger mounts over indefinite terms for African leaders

Public anger mounts over indefinite terms for African leaders

| September 30, 2016

(GIN)—Africans want free and fair elections. That seems to be the message across the continent as a toxic cocktail of frustration and anger  is brewing against leaders endlessly extending their reigns despite definite term limits outlined in their constitutions. Kinshasa , the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been rocked by deadly violence […]

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Helping families find wholeness, holiness

Helping families find wholeness, holiness

| February 12, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers  Let me tell you about a remarkable woman named Cubby LaHood. She died of cancer a few weeks ago, at the young age of 59, near her home in suburban Washington, D.C. I read about her in the pages of the Catholic Standard in a story by Mark Zimmermann, the […]

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Call the Creator, Savior by the correct names

Call the Creator, Savior by the correct names

| November 11, 2015

Greetings in the name of Yahweh. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jackie Wall and I have lived in or near Portland, Ind., all of my 73 year.  I need to warn you and all ministers in our area of the TERRIBLE TROUBLE that is quickly approaching us all. I realize that you did […]

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USF Theology Lecture to Examine Marriage

USF Theology Lecture to Examine Marriage

| September 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is scheduled to host the next presentation in its Philosophy and Theology lecture series at 7 p.m., Sept. 23. The lecture, titled “Catholic Teaching on Marriage, Divorce and Annulments,” will be in the Gunderson Auditorium of the Achatz Hall of Science on the […]

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Pope Francis plans Africa trip to visit battlefields of religious strife

Pope Francis plans Africa trip to visit battlefields of religious strife

| June 16, 2015

(GIN)–Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is scheduled to visit Uganda and the Central African Republic this year, where religious wars, before and now, have wrecked destruction and devastation on the local populations. The prelate confirmed his itinerary at a retreat of Third World Priests in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. “God […]

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Pope open to rethinking celibacy

Pope open to rethinking celibacy

| May 27, 2014

We’ve long held the view that celibacy for priests might be a contributing factor in some cases of sexual misconduct. And, we emphasize in some cases so as not to question the commitment of those who willingly choose to be celibate as opposed to those who might feel somewhat coerced into it as a requirement […]

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Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

| April 17, 2014

Once again, this pope decides to emulates Jesus rather than worry about the politics of modern religion. And, rather than worry so much about liturgy and ceremony, Pope Francis has chosen to focus on the liberating message of Christianity, following the teachings of Christ to show love and mercy to all people, particularly those burdened […]

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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory to give up mansion

| April 6, 2014

It’s good to know that sometimes, folks in powerful positions sometimes do the right thing—after they are caught being abusing their authority. A good read might prove useful for some folks and prevent a lot of problems in the first place: Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as […]

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