Episodes

12/29/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 29, 2017

  • Pope Francis talks about Christ being the focus of Christmas at his weekly audience
  • Fides list of pastoral workers who died violently in 2017
  • Vatican nativity scene in Saint Peter’s Square gets mixed reactions
  • Christmas in Mosul, Iraq for the first time in three and a half years
12/26/2017

Kevin Nelson provides Catholic news for December 26.

12/15/2017

 

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 15, 2017

  • Pope Francis talks about the Mass at weekly audience
  • Pew research survey on Christmas
  • New pope mobile
  • Vatican launches new website
12/12/2017

 

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 12, 2017

  • Pope Francis celebrates Immaculate Conception in Rome
  • Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich makes pastoral visit on behalf of Pope Francis to Puerto Rico 
  • Pope meets with Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Trinity Dome Mosaic at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception blessed and dedicated 
  • World Meeting of Families update
12/8/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 8, 2017

  • Pope Francis expresses concern over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel
  • New Archbishop of Mexico City
  • March for Life organizers announce 2018 plans
  • Vatican Tree lighting ceremony 
  • Swedish Cardinal Anders Arborelius in Rome

 

 

 

 

 

12/5/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 5, 2017

  • Pope Francis focused his words on preparing for the Lord's coming during Angelus
  • Pope encouraged men and women considering vocations to not fear God’s plan for them and open their hearts to the voice of God
  • Papal press conference on the plane ride back from Myanmar and Bangladesh
  • University of Alabama study exploring link between faith and health demonstrated those with devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe had fewer negative health issues related to stress
12/1/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 1, 2017

  • Pope Francis meetswith president of Bangladesh and praises their government and people for welcoming Rohingya refugees from Myanmar
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have online resources to prepare for Advent and Christmas
  • Archdiocese of Washington files lawsuit in federal court over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines
  • More problems for Vatican bank with news that deputy director released
  • Vatican announces fifth annual Pope Francis raffle to benefit those in need
11/21/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 21, 2017

  • FIrst World Day of the Poor celebrated at Vatican with Mass and meal
  • Father Solanus Casey became Blessed Solanus Casey at beatification Mass with congregation of more than 60,000
  • International network of religious congregations called “Solidarity with Sudan” is organizing a prayer service for both South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 20,000 gather at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference

 

11/17/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 17, 2017

  • Pope Francis speaks to European members of the World Medical Association
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops fall meeting 
  • World Day of the Poor 
  • Pope auctioning off Lamborghini received for charity
11/10/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 10, 2017

  • At the general audience this past week in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis began a new series of talks on the Mass
  • At a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, who co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, made another push for passage of the Conscience Protection Act
  • His pontificate only lasted 33 days, but Pope John Paul I has begun the long process on the path to sainthood
  • Pope Francis will be ending the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City State in 2018
  • The excitement is building in Detroit and surrounding areas as they prepare for the upcoming beatification Mass of Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey
11/7/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 7, 2017

  • Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston says U.S. Catholic Church stands "in unity" with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in this time of terrible tragedy
  • Vatican Department for Integral Human Promotion is organizing a conference on November 10 and 11 on nuclear disarmament
  • Student Activities Commission at Georgetown University has decided not to impose sanctions on group that promotes healthy relationships and marriage between a man and a woman.
  • Pope Francis held an audience with members of the International Federation of Catholic Universities.
  • Diocese of Charleston South Carolina’s Office of Ethnic Ministries offers some suggestions on how to celebrate National Black Catholic History Month
11/3/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 3, 2017

  • Catholic Notre Dame professor confirmed as federal judge
  • Pope Francis visits World War II memorial on All Souls Day
  • Pope expresses sadness after hearing news of the New York City terrorist attack
  • Sainthood cause formally opened for Nicholas Black Elk, a Native American who was a member of the Lakota tribe

 

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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

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