- Apr 6, 2020
Hundreds of Catholics crowded into a Minnesota cathedral in late June to venerate relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two English saints martyred for their faith, and whose relics were on an American tour as part of the U.S. bishops’ annual “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign.
A recent report identified 40 Central American children and mothers arrested and detained in immigration raids in Texas, with one immigrant rights activist calling the situation “simultaneously heartbreaking, challenging and stressful, because the stakes are so high.”
After 38 months of suspension, an Iowa priest has been restored to active ministry after the Vatican concurred with the finding of a three-judge Church court that accusations of inappropriate touching of minors in the 1980s was “not proved.”
During World Youth Day in Krakow, a July 30-31 vigil and Mass, on the fourth and fifth days of Pope Francis’s visit, will require nearly all of the participants to make the nine-mile journey to Campus Misericordiae, near Poland’s Wieliczka salt mine.
A 4-4 Supreme Court tie that let stand a block on President Barack Obama’s plan to temporarily protect some 4 million people in jeopardy of deportation is a spur to work harder for reform and better understanding of immigrants, Catholic advocates say.
In his last audience before a reduced summer schedule, Pope Francis insisted that mercy is not an abstract concept but a way of life, one that demands Christians to ask if they place the needs of others before their own, including the hungry, the sick, prisoners and the unemployed.