Archive of May 29, 2014

US bishop: Broken laws – not immigrants – must change

May 29, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- The desperation of many immigrants who have no choice but to break existing U.S. laws shows the need for comprehensive immigration reform, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ migration efforts.

Palestinian, Israeli leaders to pray with Pope at Vatican June 8

May 29, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.

Report calls for action amid Planned Parenthood 'abuses, law-breaking'

May 29, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- Releasing a report detailing six years of undercover investigations at Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group has called for a formal investigation and an end to taxpayer funding of the organization.

Spanish news now included in CNA's editor service

May 29, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- To better serve the growing Latino presence in the U.S., Catholic News Agency has expanded its free Access for Editors service to include breaking news on the Universal Church in Spanish.

Vatican is the 'oil' keeping Bethlehem's star lit, mayor observes

May 29, 2014 - 08:01 am .- The first woman mayor of the town where Jesus was born referred to the strong connection they have with the Vatican, explaining that the recent visit of Pope Francis is an opportunity to work for justice.

Furor over Ohio school contracts dismissed as overblown

May 29, 2014 - 04:06 am .- The Archdiocese of Cincinnati says criticism of its updated school contracts for teachers amounts to hype from third parties, noting that teachers themselves have been largely pleased and receptive.

Pope Francis praises 'nobility' of work

May 29, 2014 - 02:35 am .- Work is “both a gift and a duty,” Pope Francis told a U.N. labor agency in a message calling for an end to human trafficking and for greater concern for migrants and the unemployed, especially the young.

Critic: UN abortion controversy shows push to exclude Catholics

May 29, 2014 - 12:30 am .- U.N. anti-torture committee member Felice Gaer’s statement to a Holy See delegation equating opposition to abortion and torture is part of a growing trend to exclude Catholics and other pro-life advocates, one critic says.

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