The July 2015 archive of Daily News

Here’s Pope Francis’ schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — Twelve prominent events, each with the participation of Pope Francis, have been scheduled in Rome for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and CNA was able to glance at details of their programs.

The 12 big events of the Jubilee of Mercy will be: 24 ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Aim for more than just avoiding sin; cultivate virtue

Posted by Kyle Eller

A ninth-grade class religious education class was learning about the moral teachings of the church when one of the inquisitive students wanted to know, “How far can I go before it’s a sin?”

While the student’s concern about avoiding sin is certainly commendable, the purpose of our lives is ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: With St. James, tradition bumps into political correctness

Posted by Kyle Eller

As significant the Twelve Apostles are to the Christian faith, we know so little about them. Even the book in the Bible known as the Acts of the Apostles is a misnomer, because it’s really only about one of the original Twelve (Peter) and the late-comer Paul.

What we ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Laudato Si’ reminds: Save the awe, joy that gives glory to God

Posted by Kyle Eller

Ever since I was a child I can remember the feeling I get looking at a wooded hill or stream or lake. Even riding along in the backseat of a car along a familiar road, I would sometimes stare out the window looking at a wooded area, thinking of ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Like a Fitbit, the church is a tool we can grow with

Posted by Kyle Eller

This year’s Christmas gift from my husband was a Fitbit, a device that helps people keep track of the steps they take and other health information.

My husband knows I enjoy walking, so this new technology, which is at a level I can understand, was a much-appreciated gift. I ... Read More »

Prayers, sympathy shared after Tennessee shootings

Posted by Kyle Eller

An outpouring of sympathy and prayer washed over Tennessee for the victims of the July 16 shootings that left four Marines and the shooter dead.

Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, whose diocese includes Chattanooga, encouraged all Catholics and people of faith to participate in a community prayer service ... Read More »

Video of Planned Parenthood doctor prompts calls for investigation

Posted by Kyle Eller

A video released July 14 appears to show a top Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of parts of aborted babies for research, including discussing ways the abortion procedure can be altered to preserve specifically requested body parts.

The nearly nine-minute edited video — filmed undercover and produced by ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: Consequences of some parenting styles invite questions

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: You said that you had practical advice for parents. What kind of advice?

Answer: Parenting lessons from a priest! What next? Poetry lessons from a computer programmer?

I’m not a father of small children. But I get to work with a lot of parents and their children, and ... Read More »

Vatican welcomes Iran’s historic nuclear deal

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Holy See welcomed Iran’s historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that more future breakthroughs be on the horizon on other issues.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said that “the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is viewed in a positive light by the Holy See.”

“It constitutes ... Read More »

Friebohle, Strommer ordained transitional deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

Deacons Charles Russell Friebohle and Paul Anthony Strommer were ordained transitional deacons, a step toward ordination to the priesthood, June 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

“I’ve had the privilege of being bishop long enough to have accompanied you on a good part of your ... Read More »