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09/5/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 5, 2017

  • At Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of Hurricane Harvey as well as the victims of intense rains in South Asia
  • Pope Francis heads to Colombia this week for his first visit to that country as pontiff
  • Coming up this weekend on September 9th, the second Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities will be observed in dioceses across the country
  • Pope meets with new Vatican Ambassador to Mexico
  • Excerpts from new book-length interview with the pope appearing online and Catholic New Service has obtained an advance copy of the book
09/1/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 1, 2017

  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, has authorized a special collection in support of the relief efforts to areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston,Texas area
  • Two members of a Brazilian soccer team that survived a plane crash last year in Colombia met the Pope at the Vatican
  • In a joint statement released August 31st, the Council of European Bishops' Conferences, the Conference of European Churches, and the European Christian Environmental Network are inviting all Christians to pray for the world and the environment during a month-long celebration of creation
  • Pope Francis met August 31st at the Vatican with representatives of the Conference of European Rabbis, the Rabbinical Council of America, and the Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
08/29/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for August 29, 2017

08/18/2017
  • A recent U.N. Security Council statement has said that additional resources and funding are needed to prevent more than 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeast Nigeria from the prospect of famine.
  • A recent report by CBS news showed that Iceland is on its way to eliminate people with Down syndrome.
  • After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the pope asked Mary to obtain for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony.
  • Monday, August 21st is the big day for the total solar eclipse, which begins in Oregon at 10:18 Pacific Time and ends in South Carolina at 2:43pm Eastern Time.
08/15/2017
  • U.S. bishops and other groups around the country are calling for peace after a chaos and hate filled weekend in Virginia that left three people dead and several others injured.
  • Pope Francis has a busy travel schedule ahead of him. Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau has died at the age 87.
  • The Vatican is now making it easier to experience all that it has to offer without even having to get on a plane.
  • Greg Dougherty is rowing his 18 foot-long canoe 1,400 nautical miles from Miami to New York to draw attention to the Marian apparitions at Fatima.
08/11/2017
  • 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.
08/8/2017

 

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for August 8, 2017

  • Former Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, passes away
  • Pope Francis to visit Myanmar?
  • Vatican calls on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to respect nation's current constitution
  • Pope Francis offers condolences to victims and survivors of deadly shooting during Mass in Ozubulu, Nigeri
  • Irish Augustinian priests and American Catholic community in Rome work out housing deal 
08/4/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for August 4, 2017

  • Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced that Knights of Columbus were pledging to raise 2 million dollars to assist Christian families in returning to their homes in Iraq
  • Iraqi forces reclaim Mosul from ISIS
  • Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron presided over private exhumation service of soon-to-be-beatified Capuchin priest Father Solanus Casey
  • Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and a choir of 60 children from the poorest areas of Haiti sing after Pope Francis' general audience

 

07/28/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for July 28, 2017

  • Pope Francis to launch "Share the Journey" campaign
  • Hispanic-owned retailer Goya Foods donated ten thousand pounds of food to Catholic Charities of Boston in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Puerto Rican festival of Massachusetts
  • Nearly 500 young people from around the world joined 1,000 Maronite Catholic youths from Lebanon for World Maronite Youth Days
  • Federal Communications Commission has approved the merger of Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio

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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

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