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Pornography weakens the soul, Pope tells young priests, seminarians

By Catholic News Service | October 27, 2022 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – After telling a funny story about receiving a cellphone decades ago that was “as big as a shoe”, Pope Francis went on to encourage young priests and seminarians to use technology and social media, but to avoid pornography at all costs. Responding on October 24 to … Read More about Pornography weakens the soul, Pope tells young priests, seminarians

Vatican Museums repatriates mummies to Peru

By Catholic News Service | October 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Completing a project to repatriate human remains held in the Vatican Museums’ ethnological collection, the Vatican and the government of Peru signed an agreement on October 17 to return to Peru three mummies sent to the Vatican in 1925. Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the … Read More about Vatican Museums repatriates mummies to Peru

Study of US priests shows distrust of bishops, fear of false abuse accusations

By Catholic News Service | October 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A study of US priests released on October 19 details clerics’ “crisis of trust” toward their bishops, as well as fear that if they were falsely accused of abuse, prelates would immediately throw them “under the bus” and not help them clear their name. The study “Well-being, … Read More about Study of US priests shows distrust of bishops, fear of false abuse accusations

Philippines partnering with Catholic foundation to plant vegetables for poor

By Catholic News Service | October 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) – A Catholic foundation is partnering with the Philippine Agriculture Department to produce vegetables that will feed the nation’s poor communities. The Care of God Foundation, which is dedicated to curbing hunger in the Philippines, hopes to plant the seeds on Church land, reported ucanews.com. The agriculture … Read More about Philippines partnering with Catholic foundation to plant vegetables for poor

Vatican Museums repatriates mummies to Peru

By Catholic News Service | October 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Completing a project to repatriate human remains held in the Vatican Museums’ ethnological collection, the Vatican and the government of Peru signed an agreement on October 17 to return to Peru three mummies sent to the Vatican in 1925. Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the … Read More about Vatican Museums repatriates mummies to Peru

French Jesuit, South African Jewish scholar win Ratzinger Prize

By Catholic News Service | October 11, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has selected a French Jesuit theologian and a Jewish law professor as winners of the Ratzinger Prize. The winners for 2022, announced by the Vatican on October 7, are: – Jesuit Father Michel Fédou, professor of dogmatic theology and patristics at the Centre Sèvres … Read More about French Jesuit, South African Jewish scholar win Ratzinger Prize