Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 13, 2018

  • After Angelus prayer, Pope Francis announces registration for World Youth Day in Panama is open
  • Anscombe Centre for Bioethics warns Scottish government about proposed changes to gender recognition law
  • Pope Francis meets with Italian young people, adults and migrants rescued from human traffickers
  • Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin of Beauvais, France recognizes miraculous cure of a pilgrim to Lourdes

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 9, 2018

  • Pope Francis highlights World Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking at weekly general audience
  • Retired Pope Benedict XVI writes he is on a pilgrimage toward home
  • Two Mexican priests gunned down after Candlemas celebrations
  • Pope releases message to help Catholics prepare for Lent
  • President Donald Trump speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 6, 2018

  • Pope Francis discusses Middle East peace and Jerusalme with the president of Turkey
  • Pope marks Italy's Pro-Life Sunday and calls for a day of prayer and fasting for peace during Angelus prayer 
  • World Youth Day 2019 Panama will highlight themes from Laudato Si and Latin American Church
  • Ash Wednesday collection for Church in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Archdiocese of Portland Encuentro gathering

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for February 2, 2018

  • At weekly general audience, Poep Francis talks about the Mass
  • National Marriage Week USA
  • Pope Francis sending expert in abuse allegations to Chile, after recently receiving information concerning Bishop Juan Barros
  • Tensions rise in Venezuela between local Catholic Church leaders and the administration of President Nicolas Maduro
  • Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 30, 2018

  • Pope Francis visits Ukrainian Catholic Basilica of Santa Sophia in Rome
  • Pro-life supporters gather in San Francisco for 14th Annual Walk for Life West Coast
  • Pope chooses Father Jose Tolentino de Mendonca to lead Lenten retreat for Roman Curia
  • At Sunday Angelus, Pope prays for victims and families of those killed and injured in recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 26, 2018

  • Closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis presided at an ecumenical evening prayer service on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul at Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls 
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Jan. 25 the U.S. delegates at a pre-synod gathering in Rome in March
  • Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life announced that starting Feb. 2, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, organizers will be releasing a multimedia series of catechetical materials in five languages online
  • First Indiana March for Life in Indianapolis on January 22nd drew about 500 participants

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 23, 2018

  • Pope Francis ends pastoral visit to Peru with outdoor Mass in Lima, where an estimated 1.3 million people gathered
  • Police and security forces use violence to break up protests in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley on incident with Pope Francis in Chile where the pope defended Bishop Juan Barros, accused of covering up abuse
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 12, 2018

USCCB “9 Days for Life” campaign

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life appointed a Colombian bishop to be the trustee of a scandal-plagued Catholic movement based in Peru

Biennial Student Leadership Summit

New course at pontifical university on church management

USCCB president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo statement recognizing the federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 9, 2018

  • Pope Francis gives speech on Universal Declaration of Human Rights to diplomats accredited to the Vatican 
  • National Migration Week
  • Pope's Angelus on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord
  • U.S. Court of Appeals strikes down Baltimore ordinance that would have forced pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs stating they do not provide or refer for abortions or contraceptives
  • Vatican releases Pope’s calendar of liturgical services for January and February

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 5, 2018

  • Church leaders in Congo speak out against security forces that fired on Catholic protesters on New Year's Eve
  • Pope Francis emphasizes the importance of the Penitential Rite at Mass
  • Diocese of Burlington announces a "Year of the Family"

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for January 2, 2018

  • For New Year’s celebration of the World Peace Day and the feast of Mary, Mother of God, Pope Francis focuses on migrants and refugees and their yearning for peace
  • Speaking recently to members of the Italian Theological Association at the Vatican Pope Francis told them that theologians must communicate what is essential about life and help Christians proclaim God's merciful, saving grace
  • Rome has a 100 Nativity Scenes Exposition 
  • As the year was coming to a close on December 30, Pope Francis had the Vatican Press office and Vatican media distribute a copy of a famous photo from the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for December 29, 2017

  • Pope Francis talks about Christ being the focus of Christmas at his weekly audience
  • Fides list of pastoral workers who died violently in 2017
  • Vatican nativity scene in Saint Peter’s Square gets mixed reactions
  • Christmas in Mosul, Iraq for the first time in three and a half years



Kevin Nelson reports Catholic day's news.

  • November 28 consistory welcoming 13 new cardinals
  • Massachusetts senate passed a version of Roe Act
  • Pope Francis's weekly general audience
  • Father Michael DeLaneybeing installed as new rector St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal