Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, April 23, 2018


20180420T1504 17089 CNS MEXICO PRIEST STABBED 800Father Ruben Alcantara Diaz, pastor of Our Lady of Carmen Parish in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico, was stabbed to death in his parish April 18. He is pictured with two unidentified women in 2015 in Mexico City. (CNS photo/courtesy Father Greg Luyet)MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- Yet another Mexican Catholic priest has been murdered in his parish -- the second such lethal attack against clergy in the country in less than a week.

20180420T1019 17035 CNS KOREAS SUMMIT PRAYERS 800The Peace House, the venue for the summit between the Koreas, is pictured April 18 at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Leaders of both Koreas will meet April 27 for a historic summit just inside South Korean territory. (CNS photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters)SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) -- Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon of Uijeongbu has been waiting years for this moment, with the leaders of the two divided Koreas poised to meet for a historic summit just inside South Korean territory April 27.

20180419T1046 0384 CNS VATICAN GERMAN COMMUNION 800German bishops proceed into Trier Cathedral in this 2013 file photo. (CNS photo/Thomas Frey, EPA)VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops' conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly allowing some non-Catholics married to Catholics to receive the Eucharist, the conference spokesman said.

20180419T1025 0378 CNS POPE MASS EVANGELIZATION 800In this 2006 file photo, a man is baptized during a Mass on the outskirts of Xining in northwestern China's Qinghai province. Christians must be willing to move where the Spirit leads them and not be benchwarmers on the sidelines of efforts to evangelize, Pope Francis said in his homily April 19 during morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. (CNS photo/Simon Zo, Reuters) VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians must be willing to move where the Spirit leads them and not be benchwarmers on the sidelines of efforts to evangelize, Pope Francis said. 

20180416T1536 16881 CNS REGION X ENCUENTRO 800 Deacon Martin Garcia participates in a breakout session April 14 at the Region X encuentro in San Antonio. (CNS photo/Thao Nguyen, for North Texas Catholic magazine) SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- Answer the call to missionary discipleship by addressing the needs of your church. Meet young people where they are and just listen. Improve catechetical resources and prepare future leaders.

20180416T0921 16785 CNS BISHOPS SECAM CCEE 800A boy eats his meal in 2015 at Mapeera Bakateyamba's Home near Kampala, Uganda. Economic globalization has led to activities that "cause poverty and show a complete disregard for the poor," said Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana.(CNS photo/James Akena, Reuters)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) -- While globalization at its best can enable the sharing of spiritual and material riches, it also can lead to huge destruction, the bishops of Europe and Africa said after a four-day meeting in Fatima, Portugal.

20180411T1500 16673 CNS POPE CHILE 800In a letter to Chilean bishops, Pope Francis says he hopes to meet with Chilean sex abuse victims. "I apologize to all those who I have offended," he said. (CNS photo/Paul HaringVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a letter to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the sexual abuse crisis in the country following a recent investigation into allegations concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.