Episodes

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
10/3/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for October 3, 2017

  • President of USCCB, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo says hearts and prayers go out to victims of mass shooting in Las Vegas
  • During Pope Francis’s recent trip to Colombia, he met privately with a group of Jesuits and laypeople
  • Vatican announces theme for World Communications Day 2018
  • Center for the Protection of Minors at the Gregorian Pontifical University conference to protect teenagers online
  • Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise applauded after recovering from gunshot wounds received at practice for Congressional baseball game
09/29/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 26, 2017

  • Share the Journey campaign launched at Pope Francis weekly audience
  • Hurricane Maria made leaves Puerto Rico in the dark
  • Middle East persecution
  • Faith groups oppose Trump administration limiting refugees 
09/26/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 26, 2017

  • Vatican's independent auditor says he was forced out after opponents of Pope Francis' financial reforms mounted a campaign against him
  • Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, celebrates Beatification Mass of Father Stanley Rother in Oklahoma City
  • Pope celebrates Mass in the Vatican garden's grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes for Vatican police
  • Group of priests, scholars, and writers say they have not received a response from a letter they delivered to the Pope in August
09/22/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 22, 2017

  • Pope Francis prays for Mexico at weekly general audience
  • UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons ratified by the Holy See
  • Pope meets World Muslim League delegation 
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes bill providing relief and aid to Christians and other religious minorities persecuted by ISIS
  • Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including its president, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston meet with pope
09/19/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 19, 2017

  • Pope Francis sends letter to bishops in Japan
  • Special anniversary will be celebrated in 2019 month dedicated to missions
  • Four female Boston College students attacked at French train station
  • Priest asking young people around the world to sign letter encouraging the pope to canonize Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati at Synod on Young People
  • Pope Francis launching Global Migration Campaign September 27
09/12/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 12, 2017

  • Vatican announces changes to the Code of Canon Law regarding translations of the Mass and other liturgical texts
  • Pope Francis ends his visit to Colombia in Cartagena
  • Reaction still coming in over the recent line of questioning from some senators on the judiciary committee who were interviewing 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett
  • New York State’s highest court unanimously determined that the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to physician-assisted suicide
09/8/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 8, 2017

  • USCCB support Conscience Protection Act of 2017
  • Pope Francis in Colombia
  • Postage stamp issued honoring former president of Notre Dame, Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh
  • Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and election of Pope Francis subject of new Netflix film
09/5/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 5, 2017

  • At Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of Hurricane Harvey as well as the victims of intense rains in South Asia
  • Pope Francis heads to Colombia this week for his first visit to that country as pontiff
  • Coming up this weekend on September 9th, the second Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities will be observed in dioceses across the country
  • Pope meets with new Vatican Ambassador to Mexico
  • Excerpts from new book-length interview with the pope appearing online and Catholic New Service has obtained an advance copy of the book
09/1/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for September 1, 2017

  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, has authorized a special collection in support of the relief efforts to areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston,Texas area
  • Two members of a Brazilian soccer team that survived a plane crash last year in Colombia met the Pope at the Vatican
  • In a joint statement released August 31st, the Council of European Bishops' Conferences, the Conference of European Churches, and the European Christian Environmental Network are inviting all Christians to pray for the world and the environment during a month-long celebration of creation
  • Pope Francis met August 31st at the Vatican with representatives of the Conference of European Rabbis, the Rabbinical Council of America, and the Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
08/29/2017

Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news for August 29, 2017

08/18/2017
  • A recent U.N. Security Council statement has said that additional resources and funding are needed to prevent more than 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeast Nigeria from the prospect of famine.
  • A recent report by CBS news showed that Iceland is on its way to eliminate people with Down syndrome.
  • After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the pope asked Mary to obtain for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony.
  • Monday, August 21st is the big day for the total solar eclipse, which begins in Oregon at 10:18 Pacific Time and ends in South Carolina at 2:43pm Eastern Time.

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Kevin Nelson reports from the CatholicTV news desk, providing updates on the most important Catholic news, including news about Pope Francis and the Catholic Church around the world. 

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Born and raised in the West Roxbury section of Boston, Kevin Nelson has not strayed too far from his roots. He has been with the CatholicTV Network since January of 1996 and has been involved in many different aspects of the television process. Read More

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