Yearly Archives: 2017

On contraception, church must continue to defend life, cardinal says

Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME— The acceptance of artificial contraception by some Christian churches and communities beginning in the 1930s has led “to the monstrosity of what is today known as procreative medicine,” which includes abortion, said German Cardinal Walter Brandmuller. Inaugurating an Oct. 28 conference anticipating the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul…

Actor Mark Wahlberg’s faith journey leaves impression on young adults

Joyce Duriga Catholic News Service CHICAGO — Hearing the faith journey of Hollywood actor and businessman Mark Wahlberg left an impression on the hearts of many young adults at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s first (re)Encounter event Oct. 20 at the UIC Pavilion. “It’s powerful for a celebrity to feel that way about religion,” said Omar…

Archbishop Vigneron one of two candidates to serve as next USCCB secretary

WASHINGTON — In November, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to elect the next secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a religious liberty committee chairman and chairmen-elect for five committees, as well as hear an update from the bishops’ working group on immigration. They will gather for their fall general assembly Nov. 13-14 in…

Healings, intercessions and compassionate counsel: Your stories of Fr. Solanus Casey

For the past several months, The Michigan Catholic has been asking readers to share their stories, memories and reports of favors attributed to the intercession of Detroit’s soon-to-be-blessed friar, Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey. Here are the submissions we’ve received so far — an inspiring and moving collection that shows the holiness and compassion of our…

Catholic organizations, groups actively working on Puerto Rico’s recovery

By Wallice J. de la Vega Catholic News Service QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico — A month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Catholic organizations, groups and individuals were still among the most prominent responders to the needs of a suffering people. Despite early logistical obstacles, as of Oct. 20, the local Caritas chapter had disbursed over…