Episodes

06/15/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for June 15, 2018

  • Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring General Assembly
  • 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher Columbus describing the riches of the New World returned to Vatican
  • Overseas aid agency of the bishops of England and Wales warning on ability of relief groups to get aid to vulnerable Yemeni families
06/12/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for June 12, 2018

  • Pope Francis spoke with energy and oil executives and global investors at the Vatican
  • "Serving Others in God's Love" is the theme of U.S. Catholic Church's Religious Freedom Week
  • Pope Francis accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops, including Bishop Juan Barros
  • Itinerary for Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families published
  • New study concludes Catholic-school children are less disruptive and have more self-control than non-Catholic or public-school students
06/8/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for June 8, 2018

  • Pope Francis sends telegram expressing his sadness to Guatemala after Fuego volcano eruption
  • Australian Legislative Assembly passes bill requiring Catholic priests to break the seal of confession in some cases
  • New technology allows us to see what Saint Zdislava Berka of the Czech Republic looked like
  • World Youth Day Cross and Marian Icon coming to United States in August
  • Catholic Church has implemented emergency measures due to Ebola outbreak in Congo
06/5/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for June 5, 2018

  • Pope Francis welcomes German Evangelical Lutheran Church to the Vatican
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for same-sex couple
  • 5th Encuentro, taking place in Dallas in September
  • Archdiocese of Denver to mark 100th anniversary of Servant of God Julia Greeley's death 
05/29/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 29, 2018

  • Pope Francis Mercy Friday visits
  • Voters in Ireland remove the right to life of the unborn from the country's constitution
  • Vatican conference on the church’s role in the new digital era
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley on the 3rd anniversary of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home”
05/25/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 25, 2018

  • St. John XXIII glass coffin making 370-mile trek to his home town near Bergamo
  • National Catholic Prayer breakfast
  • 9 people, including 5 priests abused by Chilean Father Fernando Karadima or his followers to meet with Pope Francis
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' spring general assembly
05/22/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 22, 2018

  • Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29
  • Voters go to the polls in Ireland to vote on amendment that gives unborn children equal right to life "with due regard" to the life of the mother
  • Pope’s message for World Mission Sunday
  • Pope will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI, and four others saints on Oct. 14 during World Synod of Bishops
05/18/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 18, 2018

  • Two congregations of the Vatican release new document on the moral implications of finance and economics
  • California judge rules California Legislature violated law when it passed End of Life Option Act
  • New feast day in honor of Mary celebrated Monday after Pentecost Sunday
  • Good Shepherd Sister Winifred Doherty speaks at inaugural “Shine the Light” conference
05/15/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 15, 2018

  • Pope Francis and 34 Chilean bishops meeting at the Vatican
  • Church bombings leaves at least 12 dead and over 40 injured in Indonesia
  • Google criticized for banning campaign ads before a May 25th referendum in Ireland on the right to life of the unborn
  • Custom-built 2018 Lamborghini autographed by Pope Francis raises nearly $1 million dollars at auction in Monaco
  • Congregation for Saints' Causes approves opening the sainthood cause of Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered in Mosul
05/11/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 11, 2018

  • Pope Francis visits two lay communities in Tuscany 
  • Pope blesses Caritas bus from Poland
  • USCCB National Young Adult Ministry Summit May 15-17 in Washington
  • New feast of Mary, Mother of the Church will be celebrated for the first time May 21
05/8/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 8, 2018

  • Pope Francis visited Blessed Sacrament parish over the weekend in a Rome suburb
  • President Donald Trump's decision to end Temporary Protected Status to many Hondurans in the United States draws criticism from some Catholics
  • Pope joins some 150,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way to celebrate their 50th anniversary
  • Elaine Fuchs, professor and scientist from The Rockefeller University in New York, appointed to Pontifical Academy for Sciences
  • Vatican releases schedule for Pope Francis’ visit to Geneva on June 21
05/4/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 4, 2018

  • Ordinary public consistory to be held May 19 to finalize approval of six canonizations, including those of Blesseds Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero.
  • German bishops discuss pastoral guidelines for allowing Anglican or Protestant married to a Catholic to receive the Eucharist under certain circumstances
  • Iowa Legislature passes bill to prohibit abortions after a baby's heartbeat can be detected
  • Chilean abuse survivors who met personally with Pope Francis held a press conference about their meetings
  • President Donald Trump announced, and then signed, an executive order giving faith-based groups a stronger voice in the federal government during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on the National Day of Prayer, 

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  • Bishop Oscar Cantu, the chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, called for diplomacy and political engagement to resolve the differences between the U.S. and North Korea and avoid military conflict.
  • Catholic Relief Services has just released a film focusing on the need to do away with orphanages around the world.
  • At the end of July, Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri signed Senate Bill 5, which some say could be the strongest pro-life legislation passed in many years.
  • In honor of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Holy See, a unique theater show was brought to the Vatican.
  • Father David Hammond, a Navy chaplain who holds the rank of lieutenant, offered a Mass and prayers Aug. 6 for victims, survivors, and families of a Marine aircraft crash off the coast of Australia that killed three.

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