Posts Tagged ‘Catholics’

Irish archbishop notes ‘nastiness and bitterness’ of Catholics on social media Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Dublin’s archbishop has warned against the “nastiness and bitterness” of Catholics on social media, saying people will only be attracted to the Church if they encounter “people of joy.” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was speaking at a Mass Oct. 20 commemorating the canonization of John Henry Newman, the founder of what is now University College Dublin. Read more

Catholics and Buddhists working together Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Poor and homeless people are benefiting from a collective effort made by US Catholics and Buddhists. The Green Affordable Housing Project is uniting Catholics and Buddhists in three US cities to provide a home for poor and homeless people. Read more Related Posts:‘Crazy’ response to Whangārei homeless centreAuckland church struggles with cost of housing homelessLuxury Read more

Young Catholics: traditionalists and modernists Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

There are two groups of young Catholics: those who want to “draw the Church back” to a previous era, and those who think the Church should conform to social trends, according to a report from the bishops of England and Wales. The bishops surveyed around 3,000 young Catholic Britons ahead of next October’s synod of Read more

(Re)Thinking Europe: Catholics, politicians think harder Comments 0

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Hundreds of Catholics and politicians gathered to discuss the problems and the future of Europe at the end of last month. They called the event “(Re)Thinking Europe.”  Pope Francis was one of the many speakers. A theme emerged from what they had to say: Religion is still essential to Europe. Read more Related Posts:Religious freedom Read more

500 years ago, Catholics embracing Luther Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

ROME – This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and since we’ve framed that world-changing event for a half-millennium now as “Catholics v. Protestants,” it’s easy to forget a simple truth about what happened on Oct. 31, 1517, and everything that followed: Martin Luther’s original audience was made up entirely, 100 percent, by Read more

Why are Catholics bad at fellowship? Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Recently I was asked to speak at a local Catholic women’s group. It had been awhile since I’d put on my speaking shoes, and I was genuinely excited. That is, until I was given my topic. Fellowship, they said. Fellowship? I couldn’t help but wince. Not suffering? Prayer? Family discord? Keeping the faith during crisis?? Nope, Read more

Scotland’s bishops urge Catholics to take active role in politics Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Catholic bishops in Scotland urged the faithful to take a more active role in politics and not be “passive spectators.” The bishops advised Catholics to be more active in the upcoming elections for constituency Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) and regional MSP. “Catholics in Scotland should not simply be passive spectators but should be active Read more

Catholics to hold worldwide ‘Confession drive’ Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Catholic churches around the world will be participating in a worldwide “confession drive” on Friday as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations. In the Vatican, Pope Francis will hear confessions from the faithful at St. Peter’s Basilica as part of a “24 Hours of Reconciliation” initiative in Italy. In England and Wales, teams Read more

North Korean Catholics rare meeting with foreign Christians Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

For more than 65 years, the Catholic Church in North Korea has been known as the “silent church”. Then dictator Kim Il-sung purged and executed leading church figures after the communists took power in the north in 1948, severing ties with the Vatican. Contact between North Korean Catholics and the outside world remains rare. Following Read more

Senior Mormon apostle says Catholics don’t know who God is Comments 2

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A senior Mormon apostle has said most Catholics don’t know who God is, who Jesus is or who the Holy Ghost is. Elder M. Russell Ballard made this remark at a gathering in Argentina last year, but it has only recently come to light in media. The comment has raised hackles both within and outside Read more