Episodes

12/8/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 5, 2017

  • Pope Francis expresses concern over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel
  • New Archbishop of Mexico City
  • March for Life organizers announce 2018 plans
  • Vatican Tree lighting ceremony 
  • Swedish Cardinal Anders Arborelius in Rome

 

 

 

 

 

12/5/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 5, 2017

  • Pope Francis focused his words on preparing for the Lord's coming during Angelus
  • Pope encouraged men and women considering vocations to not fear God’s plan for them and open their hearts to the voice of God
  • Papal press conference on the plane ride back from Myanmar and Bangladesh
  • University of Alabama study exploring link between faith and health demonstrated those with devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe had fewer negative health issues related to stress
12/1/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 1, 2017

  • Pope Francis meetswith president of Bangladesh and praises their government and people for welcoming Rohingya refugees from Myanmar
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have online resources to prepare for Advent and Christmas
  • Archdiocese of Washington files lawsuit in federal court over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines
  • More problems for Vatican bank with news that deputy director released
  • Vatican announces fifth annual Pope Francis raffle to benefit those in need
11/21/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for November 21, 2017

  • FIrst World Day of the Poor celebrated at Vatican with Mass and meal
  • Father Solanus Casey became Blessed Solanus Casey at beatification Mass with congregation of more than 60,000
  • International network of religious congregations called “Solidarity with Sudan” is organizing a prayer service for both South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 20,000 gather at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference

 

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

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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

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