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06/1/2018

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for June 1, 2018

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, 
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

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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

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