Episodes

11/17/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 17, 2017

  • Pope Francis speaks to European members of the World Medical Association
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops fall meeting 
  • World Day of the Poor 
  • Pope auctioning off Lamborghini received for charity
11/10/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 10, 2017

  • At the general audience this past week in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis began a new series of talks on the Mass
  • At a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, who co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, made another push for passage of the Conscience Protection Act
  • His pontificate only lasted 33 days, but Pope John Paul I has begun the long process on the path to sainthood
  • Pope Francis will be ending the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City State in 2018
  • The excitement is building in Detroit and surrounding areas as they prepare for the upcoming beatification Mass of Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey
11/7/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 7, 2017

  • Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston says U.S. Catholic Church stands "in unity" with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in this time of terrible tragedy
  • Vatican Department for Integral Human Promotion is organizing a conference on November 10 and 11 on nuclear disarmament
  • Student Activities Commission at Georgetown University has decided not to impose sanctions on group that promotes healthy relationships and marriage between a man and a woman.
  • Pope Francis held an audience with members of the International Federation of Catholic Universities.
  • Diocese of Charleston South Carolina’s Office of Ethnic Ministries offers some suggestions on how to celebrate National Black Catholic History Month
11/3/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 3, 2017

  • Catholic Notre Dame professor confirmed as federal judge
  • Pope Francis visits World War II memorial on All Souls Day
  • Pope expresses sadness after hearing news of the New York City terrorist attack
  • Sainthood cause formally opened for Nicholas Black Elk, a Native American who was a member of the Lakota tribe

 

10/31/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 31, 2017

  • Pope Francis speech to politicians and church leaders in the European Union
  • Catholic Bishops in Texas asking why 10-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy detained
  • Pope Francis Angelus address include remarks on the Sunday Gospel reading from St. Matthew
  • 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae
  • Lebanon chapel dedicated to St. Charbel 

 

 

10/27/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 27, 2017

  • Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass with the poor and people who assist them on November 19, the first World Day of the Poor
  • 17-year-old illegal immigrant living at a federal detention center in Brownsville, Texas has abortion
  • Pope Francis conversed with astronauts on the International Space Station
  • Six of the original 36 Dominican sisters are returning to their land in Qaraqosh, Iraq after the liberation of the town
  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announces aid from the U.S. will be routed through the U.S. Agency for International Development and "faith-based and private organizations"
  • Governing office of Vatican City has announced that this year’s Christmas tree and Nativity scene will feature traditional designs and decorations centered on the theme of mercy
10/24/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 24, 2017

  • Federal judge rules teen immigrant in the country illegally and under federal custody in Brownsville, Texas has the right to get an abortion
  • Pope Francis says the parable of the rich man who stores up treasure for himself "isn't a fairy tale that Jesus invented; it is today's reality"
  • U.S. Supreme Court will not hear appeal in the case of a removal of a Ten Commandments display outside City Hall in Bloomfield, New Mexico
  • Leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church announces this year’s two winners given to those working toward mutual forgiveness between Ukraine and Poland
  • For the Month of the Rosary, story about a museum in Washington State that according to “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” houses the world’s largest collection of rosaries
10/20/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 20, 2017

  • Pope Francis weekly general audience: Christian hope, by reflection on death
  • California governor Jerry Brown vetoes Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act
  • Maryland cross in memorializing soldiers who died in World War I ruled unconstitutional
  • Pope Francis meets with members of the World Methodist Council
  • 800th anniversary Franciscans in the Holy Land
10/17/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 17, 2017

  • Pope Francis proclaims new saints at Canonization Mass
  • Special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region
  • Pope addresses world leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization conference to mark World Food Day
  • 100th anniversary of the last vision at Fatima and the miracle of the sun
10/13/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 13, 2017

  • Pope Francis talks about World Mission Month and Month of the Rosary at weekly audience
  • Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California is asking for prayers as wildfires devastated a vast portion of North California's wine country and forced 20,000 people to evacuate
  • At Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass of thanksgiving marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation for Eastern Churches
  • Vatican event marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the death penalty, calling for it to be abolished.
  • Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers
10/10/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 10, 2017

  • Pope Francis All Souls Day plans: Mass commemorating all those who have died in war at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and memorial
  • World Meeting of Families (Dublin 2018) theme announced
  • USCCB leaders praise Trump administration
  • Restoring Christianity in Iraq after ISIS
10/6/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 6, 2017

  • Pope Francis weekly general audience
  • U.S. House passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
  • Child Dignity in the Digital World opens
  • March for Life Education and Defense Fund announces theme for 2018 rally and march
  • Shrine in St. Mainrad, Indiana celebrates restoration

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  • U.S. bishops and other groups around the country are calling for peace after a chaos and hate filled weekend in Virginia that left three people dead and several others injured.
  • Pope Francis has a busy travel schedule ahead of him. Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau has died at the age 87.
  • The Vatican is now making it easier to experience all that it has to offer without even having to get on a plane.
  • Greg Dougherty is rowing his 18 foot-long canoe 1,400 nautical miles from Miami to New York to draw attention to the Marian apparitions at Fatima.

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