Violence against Catholic sites: US Bishops urge love in response to hatred

(CGOL) The Bishops of the United States respond to reports of increasing incidents of church vandalism and fires, and urge understanding and love in response to confusion and hatred. The Bishops’ Conference of the United States, the USCCB, has issued

Violence against Catholic sites: US Bishops urge love in response to hatred

(CGOL) The Bishops of the United States respond to reports of increasing incidents of church vandalism and fires, and urge understanding and love in response to confusion and hatred. The Bishops’ Conference of the United States, the USCCB, has issued

Reopening of ancient cathedral a silver lining for Syria’s Christians

(CGOL) After nearly a decade of being caught in the middle of Syria’s bloody civil war, Christians in the country are living in situations of violence, acute poverty, and now the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, earlier this week the reopening of

Togo archbishop reminds president he is a ‘servant of the people’

(CGOL)  During his installation in the capital Lomé, Togo’s newest archbishop called on presidential candidates to be “servants of the people.” Archbishop Nicodème Barrigah-Benissan was speaking just weeks before the West African nation’s Feb. 22 presidential poll. In attendance at

Texas Catholics decry Governor’s decision to spurn refugees

(CGOL) Catholic bishops across Texas have said Friday’s decision by Governor Greg Abbott not to allow new refugees to settle in the state is “deeply discouraging and disheartening” and are calling on the Catholic governor to reverse his stance. In

Colombian Bishops appeal for resumption of peace process

(CGOL) The Catholic Bishops of the Pacific and Southwest regions of Colombia issue a statement appealing for the resumption of a peace process “in the perspective of respect for human rights, peoples’ rights and international humanitarian law.” Colombian bishops of

Ireland’s Church Leaders unite to welcome new Power-Sharing Deal

(CGOL) The leaders of Ireland’s main Churches welcome the agreement reached between Northern Ireland’s political parties and the UK and Irish Governments. In a statement they say the new deal offers a new start and fresh hope.  Ireland’s Church leaders

New provincial superior brings spirit of Africa to North America

(CGOL) Ohio – One month after a major pan-African summit wrapped up in Nigeria, Ugandan missionary priest Father Ruffino Ezama is seeking to see if its commitments can be translated into a North American context. During a Mass at the

Former cardinal moves from Kansas friary to new location

(CGOL)  Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal who was laicized by the Vatican in 2019 after numerous claims of abuse by him were substantiated, moved Jan. 3 from the Capuchin Franciscan friary in Kansas where he had been living since late

Church leaders in Africa hope 2020 is more peaceful than 2019

(CGOL) Cameroon – As Africa enters a new year, church leaders hope many of the problems of 2019 can be put behind them. Cameroon’s Cardinal Christian Tumi noted the importance of the Oct. 29-Nov.4 “Major National Dialogue” to resolve a

‘The New Pope’ shows Hollywood interest in mystery of the papacy not waning

(CGOL) Just weeks after the premiere of “The Two Popes” on Netflix, a new take on the idea of dueling pontiffs is about to have its day. And while Anthony McCarten’s screenplay for the “The Two Popes” needed to be