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University removes priest who hosted rosary of reparation for gay pride parade

University removes priest who hosted rosary of reparation for gay pride parade

By CNA/EWTN News

A Catholic priest in Glasgow has been removed as a university chaplain after hosting a rosary of reparation for the city’s gay pride parade.

Father Mark Morris, who served as Catholic chaplain at Glasgow Caledonian University's faith and belief center as well as a parish priest at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Balornock, hosted a ‘Rosary of reparation for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow’ at the parish.

The July 16 Rosary…

Honduran auxiliary bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns

Honduran auxiliary bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Juan José Pineda, auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, following a Vatican investigation into accusations of financial mismanagement and sexual misconduct against seminarians.

The bishop, 57, has long been the subject of accusations of financial misdealings, as well as rumors that he offered support to a male companion using archdiocesan funds. He serves under papal advisor and archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga, who has also been accused…

Sec. Pompeo speaks ahead of first ever Ministerial on religious freedom

Sec. Pompeo speaks ahead of first ever Ministerial on religious freedom

By Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency

The U.S. State Department is set to host the largest and highest-level global meeting on religious liberty next week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told EWTN he is prepared to talk with countries with whom the U.S. government has “deep disagreements.”

The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom will be held on July 24-26 and include foreign ministers, religious leaders, and civil society representatives to discuss concrete ways to combat religious persecution in different parts of…

Learning to see as God sees

Learning to see as God sees

By Christina Semmens

It’s summer, and the “Summer Reading Lists” are making their rounds. For me, I am always excited to see what is on the various reading lists, because I am a reader. A voracious one, in fact. I know this may seem a bit archaic in our movie, TV, and YouTube video dominated world, but I have never found anything more deeply satisfying than a good book. 

Now the words of a great book linger with me for…

The modern miracle of Fatima

The modern miracle of Fatima

By Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency

While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage, an Angel of Peace appeared with a message.

“Do not be afraid. I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me: My God I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You,” the…

The Church is without a camerlengo

The Church is without a camerlengo

By Marco Mancini, CNA/EWTN News

With the July 5 death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the office of camerlengo is now vacant. A sensitive position, above all in the period between the death of a pope and the election of his successor, the Church awaits Pope Francis’ nomination of a new camerlengo.

The camerlengo is one of two head officials of the Roman Curia who do not lose their office while the papacy is vacant. The camerlengo administers Church finances and…

‘Weeping’ statue of Mary investigated by N.M. diocese

‘Weeping’ statue of Mary investigated by N.M. diocese

By Catholic News Agency 

A New Mexican diocese is investigating a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that some Catholics say has been “weeping” for more than a month.

Bishop Oscar Cantú of the Diocese of Las Cruces gave a public update July 15 about the diocesan investigation into an allegedly “weeping” statue of the Virgin Mary. The cast bronze image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been drawing crowds to the church named in her honor in Hobbs, N.M.

Surprise! Pope Francis unexpectedly celebrates Vatican wedding

Surprise! Pope Francis unexpectedly celebrates Vatican wedding

By Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis surprised wedding guests Saturday when he unexpectedly celebrated a marriage being held at a small chapel in the Vatican Gardens.

“Look who came as a surprise! Pope Francis is always surprising!” said Brazilian Fr. Omar Reposo on his Instagram account.

The wedding - between Luca Schafer, a member of the Swiss Guard, and Letícia Vera, a former employee of the Vatican Museums, took place in the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, just…

Overturning ‘Roe’ no ‘magic bullet,’ NY archdiocese lawyer says

Overturning ‘Roe’ no ‘magic bullet,’ NY archdiocese lawyer says

By CNA/EWTN News

The Director of Public Policy for the Archdiocese of New York has said that overturning the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision should not be the seen as the final objective for pro-life advocates in the United States.

In a blog post written before President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, Mechmann warned that during the confirmation process for any nominee, “the rhetoric will be heated and likely ugly, and may even include a large…

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