News
Updated: December 18th, 2014
MICHELE JUREK, Special to the Chronicle
Friday, 19 December 2014
TOLEDO—The third annual Human Trafficking Prayer Service begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Toledo Corpus Christi, 2955 Dorr St. This multi-faith service is sponsored by the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition and Stop Trafficking of Persons (STOP), and it is designed to spiritually address the hu...
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Thursday, 18 December 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said. Speaking on background...
Thursday, 18 December 2014
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) -- The figures vary slightly from one study to another, but it's clear that millions of Americans who had no health insurance in 2013 now have at least some coverage. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Afforda...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During the process of the apostolic visitation of communities of U.S. religious women, a shift in tone took place. The Vatican's final report on the visitation, released Dec. 16, made observations, not accusations. Instead of g...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders' founding ideals wh...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No saint was ever known for having a "funeral face," Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if n...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Monday, 15 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by a procession of flags from the nations of the Americas and the recitation of the rosary in Spanish, Pope Francis and thousands of Catholics from across the Atlantic c...
BARBARA J. FRASER Catholic News Service
Sunday, 14 December 2014
LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Latin American church leaders apologized for historical complicity with colonial atrocities in the Amazon and called for a church with an "Amazonian face" in a pastoral letter issu...
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Saturday, 13 December 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When a Vatican official suggested that Pope Francis was contemplating an encyclical on the environment a year ago, he signaled that climate change and environmental degradation wer...
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Friday, 12 December 2014
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo’s Project Rachel program is hosting a retreat for women who have had an abortion. The day-long “Hope and Healing after Abortion” retreat begins at 9 ...