The 2014 archive of Daily News

Community says farewell to murdered priest; suspect in attack arrested

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Joyce Coronel/Catholic News Service—Clergy, religious and laity jammed into St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Phoenix for a standing-room-only funeral Mass for Father Kenneth Walker June 16.

The 28-year-old priest was fatally injured June 11 in an attack at a different church, one that stands in the shadows ... Read More »

Sudanese woman sentenced to death re-arrested

Posted by Kyle Eller

Elise Harris/Catholic News Agency—After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by the Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport.

According to BBC, about 40 security officers detained Ibrahim along with her husband, Daniel Wani, and ... Read More »

Fortnight for Freedom

Posted by Kyle Eller

For the third year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is hosting the Fortnight for Freedom, this year focusing on the Freedom to Serve — for the right of Christians to help those in need in accord with their consciences. More resources are available from the USCCB. Read ... Read More »

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News—Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized the miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby attributed to Sheen’s intercession.

The Diocese of Peoria said June 17 that its bishop, Daniel Jenky, was informed of ... Read More »

Statement regarding Father Timothy Backous, OSB

Posted by Kyle Eller


Statement of Father James Bissonette, vicar general, Diocese of Duluth:

“We’ve just become aware of the allegations concerning Father Timothy Backous, OSB, a priest of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and an incident with a minor that is alleged to have occurred in ... Read More »

Sacred Heart devotion

Posted by Kyle Eller

The month of June traditionally includes devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the month in which the devotion is celebrated in the liturgy (June 27). Devotion to the Sacred Heart also takes place in the first Friday of each month.

You can find more information on the Sacred ... Read More »

Hundreds of Catholic employers win exemption from HHS mandate

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News—A federal court has ruled that the Catholic Benefits Association and its hundreds of employer members are exempt from a federal mandate requiring coverage of contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.“We are grateful for the ruling, but continue to pray that our leaders recognize that Catholics, whether bishops ... Read More »

The Beatitudes, Marriage, and Family

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Mercy me!” What are people getting at with this exclamation? Like many of the strange utterances of the English language, it speaks to a certain aspect of our human experience, namely, that we need mercy. Not everyone recognizes this truth, but its truth is for everyone. What “Mercy me!” ... Read More »

June 20 is ordination day for Deacons Lange and Rozier

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern CrossDeacons Timothy Lange and Blake Rozier will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, June 20, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, a year to the day after they were ordained transitional deacons. Mass begins at 4 p.m.The two transitional deacons are also hosting ... Read More »

Pope Francis praises ‘nobility’ of work

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News—Work is “both a gift and a duty,” Pope Francis told a United Nations labor agency in a message calling for an end to human trafficking and for greater concern for migrants and the unemployed, especially the young.

“At the dawn of creation, God made man ... Read More »