Catholic headlines for August 26, 2015

"Homeless Jesus" is pictured in this July 29 photo of the seven-foot-long bronze sculpture that sits in front of a downtown Washington building occupied by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Pope Francis is expected to pass by the statue Sept. 24 during the Washington-leg of his U.S. visit. (CNS photo | Chaz Muth)

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today:

 

This morning, reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward of WDBJ7 in Virginia were murdered during a live broadcast. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

 

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, says the plight of Christians fleeing Islamic State has challenged his faith.

 

Pope Francis will see ‘Homeless Jesus’ during his U.S. visit. The seven-foot-long bronze sculpture sits in front of a downtown Washington building occupied by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

 

Want to try to win a chance to see or watch the pope address Congress in DC?

• Today is the last day to enter Senator Chuck Schumer’s lottery here.

• And if you live in the 24th Congressional District, you can enter Rep. John Katko’s lottery for tickets to the live broadcast on the West Lawn of the Capitol here.

 

From PressConnects, a look at the Southern Tier’s Theology on Tap series: Beer, appetizers and Catholicism at local pub

 

And from Crux: The ‘Fastest Nun in the West’ could become a saint

 

See you back here tomorrow for the day’s headlines. In the meantime, visit www.thecatholicsun.com throughout the day for the latest local, national, and international Catholic news, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

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