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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, 
05/1/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for May 1, 2018

  • Pope Francis meets with members of "A Rare Life" at the Vatican
  • Alfie Evans dies four days after doctors withdrew life support measures
  • Researchers, physicians, health care executives, and entertainers three-day conference on new medical technology and the future of medicine
  • Pope meets with survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile 
  • Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio announces that Bishop George Murry diagnosed with leukemia
04/27/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for April 27, 2018

  • Vatican announces three survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Chile will meet with Pope Francis
  •  July day of reflection and ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East
  • Children bearing brunt of Yemen's civil war
  • Catholic Voices in Rome to discuss ways speakers can better represent faith in public square
  • Two priests and about 17 parishioners of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Nigeria killed
04/24/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for April 24, 2018

  • Pope Francis ordained 11 men to priesthood on the World Day of Prayer for Vocations
  • Italy has granted citizenship to seriously ill British toddler, Alfie Evan
  • Pope appoints three women as consultors to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith
  • On the feast of St. George on April 23rd, Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrated his name day
04/13/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for April 13, 2018

  • Pope Francis reads report of investigators about victims of abuser priest Father Fernando Karadima and what was known by Bishop Juan Barros
  • Dozens of U.S. church leaders to gather in June at Georgetown University to address polarization of church and political life
  • Pope's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square
  • Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto withholding funds from Development and Peace
  • Catholic Masses to be celebrated in Sweden's Lund Cathedral for the first time in 500 years
04/10/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for April 10, 2018

  • Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation "Rejoice and Be Glad"
  • Cardinal Raymond Burke speaks about confusion in the Catholic Church
  • Pope celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square
  • Humboldt, Saskatchewan junior hockey team tragedy
04/6/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for April 6, 2018

  • Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation, Rejoice and Be Glad, to be released next week
  • Priest in the Congo kidnapped after celebrating Easter Mass
  • New statue of 9th century Armenian monk blessed by the pope and added to Vatican Gardens
  • @Pontifex tweets for British toddler on life support
04/3/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for April 3, 2018

  • Pope Francis says Easter promotes fraternity
  • 51st annual UNIV Congress
  • Middle Eastern Catholic Patriarchs' Easter messages
  • Symbolism of the Easter egg

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Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 26, 2018

  • Closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis presided at an ecumenical evening prayer service on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul at Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls 
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Jan. 25 the U.S. delegates at a pre-synod gathering in Rome in March
  • Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life announced that starting Feb. 2, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, organizers will be releasing a multimedia series of catechetical materials in five languages online
  • First Indiana March for Life in Indianapolis on January 22nd drew about 500 participants

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