Arizona community mourns, remembers slain priest

Phoenix, Ariz., Jun 16, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 105-degree heat did not deter parishioners and friends of Father Kenneth Walker from packing St. Catherine's in Phoenix to standing-room only for his Requiem Mass Monday, June 16. The nearly two-hour Mass, celebrated in the Extraordinary form, began at 10 a.m., but priests, religious sisters, and faithful began filling the pews nearly two hours beforehand to pray for the beloved priest. A Rosary was recited at 9 a.m., … [Read more...]

Catholic archbishop aids Muslim refugees in Central African Republic

Bangui, Central African Republic, Jun 16, 2014 / 03:53 pm (CNA).- A Catholic archbishop in the violence-ridden Central African Republic recently reached out to a group of 600 Muslim refugees, saying that the love of Christ must drive the faithful to action. “The flight of Muslims from central Africa is a grave problem. If we do not want them to associate Christians with those who have caused them harm, they need to be helped by Christians,” Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of … [Read more...]

New York archdiocese receives three new auxiliary bishops

New York City, N.Y., Jun 16, 2014 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday appointed three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of New York, including one priest who ministered at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised the bishops-to-be as “seasoned pastors” with “years of acclaimed ministry in all areas of the archdiocese.” “Congratulations to our new auxiliary bishops, and I know that … [Read more...]

‘Humble charity’ overcomes corruption, Pope Francis preaches

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2014 / 01:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday denounced corruption among those in authority in politics, business, and the Church, urging Christians to overcome it through both service and charity. “Corruption is precisely the sin that the person with authority – whether political, economic or ecclesiastical – over others has most readily to hand,” the Pope said in his June 16 homily during Mass at the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. … [Read more...]