NGO releases 'Baker's Dozen' list of contributors to sexual exploitation

Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2020 / 04:39 pm (CNA).- The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has updated its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of mainstream companies or entities that it says are not doing enough to stop the spread of sexual exploitation. This year, the...

Pope Releases Video to Accompany February Prayer Intention

Pope Francis on February 6, 2020, released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for February, which is “Hear the cries of migrants”. In his prayer intention for the month of February 2020, Pope Francis calls the entire world to hear the cries of migrants,...

Archbishop Follo: Truth and Love, Light and Salt

Truth and Love: light and salt Salt and Light: Taste of the earth and Light of the world Roman Rite – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 9, 2020 Is 58:7-10; Ps 112; 1 Cor 2: 1-5; Mt 5:13-16   Ambrosian Rite Are 66:18b-22; Ps 32: Rm4:13-17; Jh 4:46-54 Holy...

Catholic leaders warn Philippine divorce bill lacks sufficient debate

Manila, Philippines, Feb 6, 2020 / 03:21 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders in the Philippines have voiced concern that a bill aiming to legalize divorce is progressing without significant debate. “I was expecting exhaustive deliberations and discussions would be conducted...

Hungarian government urges defense of persecuted Christians

Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2020 / 02:49 pm (CNA).- The world must raise their voices and stand up for persecuted Christians, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej said Thursday. Azbej was one of eight speakers at a Feb. 6 side-event...

Cause for Sainthood of Vincentian Founder Opens in India

By Catholic News Agency | KOCHI, India —  The cause for beatification of Father Varkey Kattarath, founder of the Vincentian Congregation, was opened Wednesday at a ceremony in India. Fr…. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Death of indigenous Argentine children prompts plea against indifference

Salta, Argentina, Feb 6, 2020 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- The head of an indigenous ministry team in Argentina has called on Catholics not to be indifferent to the plight of suffering indigenous people, but to make an effort at outreach, encounter, and prayer. “The indigenous...

Bishops Policing Catholic Media: Bad Idea, Won’t Work

On January 24, the National Catholic Register published an article titled “Catholics Reflect on 10 Years of the Good, Bad, and Ugly of Social Media.” Within the article were a number of quotes from Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary of Los Angeles. Bishop Barron, who...

Syro-Malabar archdiocese opens sainthood cause of Vincentian founder

Kochi, India, Feb 6, 2020 / 01:59 pm (CNA).- The cause for beatification of Father Varkey Kattarath, founder of the Vincentian Congregation, was opened Wednesday at a ceremony in India. Fr. Kattarath founded the congregation, modeled on St. Vincent de Paul’s...