Episodes

10/24/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 24, 2017

  • Federal judge rules teen immigrant in the country illegally and under federal custody in Brownsville, Texas has the right to get an abortion
  • Pope Francis says the parable of the rich man who stores up treasure for himself "isn't a fairy tale that Jesus invented; it is today's reality"
  • U.S. Supreme Court will not hear appeal in the case of a removal of a Ten Commandments display outside City Hall in Bloomfield, New Mexico
  • Leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church announces this year’s two winners given to those working toward mutual forgiveness between Ukraine and Poland
  • For the Month of the Rosary, story about a museum in Washington State that according to “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” houses the world’s largest collection of rosaries
10/20/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 20, 2017

  • Pope Francis weekly general audience: Christian hope, by reflection on death
  • California governor Jerry Brown vetoes Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act
  • Maryland cross in memorializing soldiers who died in World War I ruled unconstitutional
  • Pope Francis meets with members of the World Methodist Council
  • 800th anniversary Franciscans in the Holy Land
10/17/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 17, 2017

  • Pope Francis proclaims new saints at Canonization Mass
  • Special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region
  • Pope addresses world leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization conference to mark World Food Day
  • 100th anniversary of the last vision at Fatima and the miracle of the sun
10/13/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 13, 2017

  • Pope Francis talks about World Mission Month and Month of the Rosary at weekly audience
  • Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California is asking for prayers as wildfires devastated a vast portion of North California's wine country and forced 20,000 people to evacuate
  • At Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass of thanksgiving marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation for Eastern Churches
  • Vatican event marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the death penalty, calling for it to be abolished.
  • Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers
10/10/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 10, 2017

  • Pope Francis All Souls Day plans: Mass commemorating all those who have died in war at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and memorial
  • World Meeting of Families (Dublin 2018) theme announced
  • USCCB leaders praise Trump administration
  • Restoring Christianity in Iraq after ISIS
10/6/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 6, 2017

  • Pope Francis weekly general audience
  • U.S. House passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
  • Child Dignity in the Digital World opens
  • March for Life Education and Defense Fund announces theme for 2018 rally and march
  • Shrine in St. Mainrad, Indiana celebrates restoration
10/3/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 3, 2017

  • President of USCCB, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo says hearts and prayers go out to victims of mass shooting in Las Vegas
  • During Pope Francis’s recent trip to Colombia, he met privately with a group of Jesuits and laypeople
  • Vatican announces theme for World Communications Day 2018
  • Center for the Protection of Minors at the Gregorian Pontifical University conference to protect teenagers online
  • Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise applauded after recovering from gunshot wounds received at practice for Congressional baseball game
09/29/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 26, 2017

  • Share the Journey campaign launched at Pope Francis weekly audience
  • Hurricane Maria made leaves Puerto Rico in the dark
  • Middle East persecution
  • Faith groups oppose Trump administration limiting refugees 
09/26/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 26, 2017

  • Vatican's independent auditor says he was forced out after opponents of Pope Francis' financial reforms mounted a campaign against him
  • Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, celebrates Beatification Mass of Father Stanley Rother in Oklahoma City
  • Pope celebrates Mass in the Vatican garden's grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes for Vatican police
  • Group of priests, scholars, and writers say they have not received a response from a letter they delivered to the Pope in August
09/22/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 22, 2017

  • Pope Francis prays for Mexico at weekly general audience
  • UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons ratified by the Holy See
  • Pope meets World Muslim League delegation 
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes bill providing relief and aid to Christians and other religious minorities persecuted by ISIS
  • Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including its president, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston meet with pope
09/19/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 19, 2017

  • Pope Francis sends letter to bishops in Japan
  • Special anniversary will be celebrated in 2019 month dedicated to missions
  • Four female Boston College students attacked at French train station
  • Priest asking young people around the world to sign letter encouraging the pope to canonize Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati at Synod on Young People
  • Pope Francis launching Global Migration Campaign September 27
09/12/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 12, 2017

  • Vatican announces changes to the Code of Canon Law regarding translations of the Mass and other liturgical texts
  • Pope Francis ends his visit to Colombia in Cartagena
  • Reaction still coming in over the recent line of questioning from some senators on the judiciary committee who were interviewing 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett
  • New York State’s highest court unanimously determined that the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to physician-assisted suicide

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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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