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  • Cardinal Kasper apologizes for remarks about Africans; says he is victim of “shameful” attacks

    Oct 21, 2014 2:23

    Cardinal Kasper apologizes for remarks about Africans; says he is victim of “shameful” attacks

    (Catholic World Report) The controversy about statements made last week about African bishops and their contributions to the Synod on the Family by the Roman Curial prelate Cardinal Walter Kasper continues. Most recently BILD-Zeitung [a German tabloid newspaper] took up […]

     
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts

    Oct 21, 2014 2:17

    Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts

    (Fort Worth Star Telegram) Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find […]

     
  • Journalist releases recording of controversial Kasper interview

    Oct 21, 2014 1:50

    Journalist releases recording of controversial Kasper interview

    (UCAN) A Catholic journalist has published the audio recording of an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper in which the German cardinal made controversial remarks about the contribution of African bishops at the family synod. Edward Pentin published the recording along […]

     
  • Pope: Iraq-Syria terrorism has reached ‘unimaginable proportions’

    Oct 21, 2014 1:42

    Pope: Iraq-Syria terrorism has reached ‘unimaginable proportions’

    (Catholic Herald UK) The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing “terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions” in which the perpetrators seem to have absolutely no regard for the value of human life, Pope Francis has said. “It seems that […]

     
  • The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

    Oct 19, 2014 0:22

    The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

    (The Spectator) ‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm as Mass was over for another week. The most divisive meeting of Catholic bishops since Vatican II has ended – and no real damage […]

     
  • Vatican meeting ends with watered-down opening to gays

    Oct 19, 2014 0:02

    Vatican meeting ends with watered-down opening to gays

    (Boston Globe) A dramatic Vatican summit of bishops ended Saturday night by significantly watering down an opening to both gays and divorced and remarried Catholics contained in an interim report released Monday. Given the sometimes intense debate that surfaced during […]