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Suspenden e inician investigación canónica a sacerdote hallado con menor en hotel

Trujillo, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- El Arzobispado de Trujillo en Perú decidió suspender y abrir una Comisión Canónica para investigar al P. Ronald Jerry Peña Miranda, sacerdote que fue encontrado por la policía este sábado con una menor de edad al interior de un hotel.

Iglesia denuncia profanación de la Eucaristía en capilla de Nicaragua

Managua, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- La Diócesis de Jinotega en Nicaragua denunció que el viernes 20 de julio sujetos desconocidos ingresaron a una capilla y profanaron la Eucaristía, el mismo día en que el presidente Daniel Ortega acusó a los obispos del país de “golpistas”.

Convocan a 4.000 ministros de la Eucaristía para Misa del Papa en Irlanda

Dublín, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- A poco menos de un mes para que el Papa Francisco visite Dublín (Irlanda) para el Encuentro Mundial de las Familias, los organizadores decidieron invitar a 4.000 ministros de la Eucaristía para servir en la Misa de clausura del evento.

Con estos dibujos sacerdote explica historia de conocida devoción en Venezuela

Maracaibo, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- Este 22 de julio Venezuela celebra 418 años del milagro de preservación del Cristo Negro de Maracaibo y, para ello, un sacerdote decidió contar la historia de la devoción con dibujos en sus redes sociales.  

Iglesia repudia obra de teatro que se burla de la Virgen, la misa y promociona el aborto

Rafaela, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- El Obispo de Rafaela en Argentina, Mons. Luis Fernández, escribió una carta dirigida a su comunidad en la que expresa “dolor y repudio” ante la puesta en escena de una obra de teatro que se burla de la Virgen María, la Misa y promociona el aborto.

¿Interrupción voluntaria del embarazo? Arzobispo denuncia eufemismos para hablar del aborto

Buenos Aires, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- En su reflexión semanal, el Arzobispo de San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina), Mons. Eduardo Lozano, se refirió a la vida como una “realidad concreta” y cuestionó el eufemismo “interrupción voluntaria del embarazo” usado para referirse al aborto.

El Papa muestra su dolor por la muerte de migrantes en el Mediterráneo

VATICANO, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- El Papa Francisco mostró su pesar y dolor por las últimas muertes de refugiados y migrantes sucedidas en aguas del mar Mediterráneo cuando trataban de alcanzar las costas europeas.

Courage conference celebrates Father John Harvey

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2018 / 05:00 am (CNA).- The Catholic group Courage International hosted its 30th annual Courage and EnCourage conference last week, which aimed to offer men and women with same-sex attraction inspiration from the organization’s founder, the late Father John Harvey.

“This year we had the opportunity to remember the legacy of Father Harvey who is our founding director,” said Ann Schneible, communications director for Courage International.

“This is really important, especially for our new members who joined since he stepped down from the position in 2008,” she told CNA.

More than 300 people attended the conference, which was hosted on July 12-15 at Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa., where Harvey was born. The event also recognized what would have been the priest’s 100th birthday on April 14. He died in 2010.  

Among the conference speakers were Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Johnnette Benkovic, host of the EWTN series Women of Grace. Schneible said many of the speakers personally knew Harvey, giving witness to the priest’s gentleness, patience, and humor.

The conference also featured a panel of Courage and EnCourage members and chaplains, who shared their personal experiences of Harvey.

Schneible said the event’s theme, “faithful to the mission,” was inspired by a quote from Father Harvey.

“He said he wanted to be remembered as having been ‘faithful to a mission.’  He wasn’t just serving people out of obedience; he really had a heart for this ministry, especially for the people….He really ministered to the whole human person – heart, mind, and soul.”

Born in 1918, Harvey joined the novitiate of the Oblates of St Francis de Sales 18 years later. With master’s degrees in psychology and philosophy, he was ordained a priest in 1944. He began Courage in 1980 at the request of Cardinal Terence Cooke, a former Archbishop of New York.

“We had a chance to learn about his life and the stories from other members, who shared their experiences with them. So we got to see this man be brought to life for those who didn’t know him. This person who had overseen this wonderful ministry,” she said.

Schneible also pointed to the community experience the conference offered to people with same-sex attraction. Courage’s core values, she said, are “all community based.”

“Our members, they have this shared experience. ....Everyone has a unique story. What really binds them, maybe beyond their experience of same-sex-attraction, is their commitment to the Church,” she said.

“That’s why the name of this ministry is Courage. They have this courageous commitment to living the Church’s teaching authentically on [chastity]. And, that brings a bond with it.”

The first Courage meeting was held in 1980, and the initial group developed the five foundational goals of Courage – chastity, prayer and dedication, fellowship, support, and good role models.

Courage International offers support for people with same-sex attraction who have chosen to pursue a chaste lifestyle. EnCourage supports family members and friends of people with same-sex attraction, teaching them how to encounter their loved ones with compassion.

“What’s really special about this yearly event is that it’s really an opportunity to let our members come together. They see old friends, they get to pick new friends, and it really has the feeling of a family reunion,” said Schneible.

 

Estos son los tres verbos que deben guiar a todo pastor, según el Papa

VATICANO, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- A partir del ejemplo de Jesús recogido en el Evangelio, el Papa Francisco explicó que todo pastor debe tener presente tres verbos para su labor: ver, tener compasión y enseñar.

Hoy es la fiesta de Santa María Magdalena, la primera mujer que vio a Cristo resucitado

REDACCIÓN CENTRAL, 22 Jul. 18 (ACI Prensa).- Santa María Magdalena es una de las discípulas más fieles y que el Señor escogió para ser testigo de su resurrección ante los apóstoles, asimismo es ejemplo para toda mujer de la Iglesia y de auténtica evangelizadora, es decir, de una evangelizadora que anuncia el mensaje gozoso central de la Pascua.