Pope's abuse prevention commission prioritizes survivors, education

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ commission for the protection of minors met in Rome last week to listen to survivors of clerical sexual abuse, and to discuss abuse prevention education and policy, and ways the Church might work more closely with abuse survivors.

According to an April 22 communique from the commission, the first day of their plenary was dedicated to hearing thoughts and testimonies from survivors of clerical sexual abuse, many of them members of the Survivor Advisory Panel (SAP) of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission of England and Wales.

Those who …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/RG_2JXlSvo4/

      

Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

Guadalajara, Mexico, Apr 23, 2018 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The reported murder of a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico, late last week marks the second killing of a priest in less than week in the country.

Fr. Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was shot to death the afternoon of April 20 inside Saint Pio of Pietrelcina church, in Guadalajara, Jalisco State, authorities reported.

The murder of Fr. Contreras Garcia makes the second murder of a priest in Mexico in less than a week, following the killing of Fr. Rubén Alcántara Díaz, the vicar general of the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/TLEyzFygRFM/

      

Incoming pro-life chair to keynote National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The keynote speaker at the 2018 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will be Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, incoming chairman of the US bishops’ pro-life committee.

The breakfast will be held May 24 in Washington, DC.

Naumann became the 11th bishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City on January 15, 2005. He was appointed coadjutor archbishop of Kansas City in 2004.

Last November, he was elected chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and will begin a three-year term in that position in November 2018. He is a …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/93H8NWhxyW8/

      

Nigerian priest liberated after four days in captivity

Benin City, Nigeria, Apr 23, 2018 / 12:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Edwin Omoregbe, who had been kidnapped last week in Nigeria’s Edo state, was released on Sunday.

“With great joy in our heart, we want to inform you all that our priest, Rev. Fr. Edwin Omorogbe has been released from the hands of kidnappers,” read an April 22 statement from the Archdiocese of Benin City, according to the Guardian of Lagos.

“We thank you all for your prayers and pray that God continue to grant all our heart desires,” the statement continued.

Fr. Omorogbe, a parish priest at St. …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/zZi2307M3pQ/

      

Italy grants Alfie Evans citizenship in hopes of transfer to Rome

London, England, Apr 23, 2018 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday a hospitalized British child at the center of a heated legal battle was granted Italian citizenship, part of an effort to delay shutting off his life-support, and to transfer him to a Roman hospital for additional treatment and medical evaluation.

Two-year-old Alfie Evans suffers from an unidentified degenerative neurological condition and has been under continuous hospitalization since December 2016.

On Monday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused to intervene in what has been a highly sensitive and complicated case, paving the way for Alder Hey Children’s …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/ziZSxGC_488/

      

Christian insistence on purity and moral change

One of the grave problems in the contemporary Church is the number of men and women in leadership and teaching positions who insist it is wrong to demand that those in immoral sexual relationships change their behavior. Worse still are those who claim—or refuse to correct the claim—that sexual relationships formerly regarded by the Church as immoral are not really immoral after all. Equally at fault are those who excuse habitual sexual immorality by arguing that it is the best that those in its grip can do, as if there is a new twenty-first century limit on the power of …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicCultureBlog_OTC/~3/yy9Iz30aLeE/otc.cfm

      

April 23: Genesis 22:8; Leviticus 1:3–4; Hosea 14:4; Matthew 20:28; John 1:29; John 10:18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:6; Hebrews 10:10; Job 33:24; Psalm 49:6–8; Psalm 86:13; Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 43:11; Isaiah 43:25; Matthew 10:28; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:4–5

By Crossway

Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome's poor for feast of St. George

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2018 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed… ‘gelato!’ on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.

Every year the pope’s “onomastico,” or name-day, is celebrated as an official holiday in the Vatican. Under Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the feast is that of St. George, since Jorge is the Spanish equivalent.

And with temperatures in Rome finally starting to warm up, Francis decided to cool things down for Monday’s feast, asking the papal almoner’s office to provide …read more

Via:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/r4Pt1p7TsO0/