Archive of February 6, 2017

Vatican official: The bishops 'are speaking clearly' on refugees

Feb 6, 2017 - 06:45 pm .- In the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent policy on refugees, U.S. Catholics should stay close to their bishops, who are providing a clear, correct and unified response to the issue, a Vatican official said.

Another resignation at SNAP as controversy continues

Feb 6, 2017 - 05:45 pm .- Another leader of a controversial group representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse has resigned, denying that the resignation is related to a lawsuit that claimed the group was engaged in kickbacks and other unethical behavior.

This proposed law would protect doctors who object to abortion

Feb 6, 2017 - 04:37 pm .- A bill that would protect health care providers’ freedom to opt-out of abortion mandates they find objectionable has once again been introduced in Congress.  

Look to Christ to overcome 'tragic' Reformation legacy, Pope says

Feb 6, 2017 - 12:06 pm .- The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is an opportunity for both Protestants and Catholics to place Christ at the center of their relations, Pope Francis told an ecumenical delegation from Germany on Monday.

Australian bishops apologize for Church's failure in sex abuse crisis

Feb 6, 2017 - 10:32 am .- Days before Australia’s Royal Commission on institutional sex abuse begins their final hearing into the Church’s response to their abuse crisis, the country’s bishops have issued several statements expressing sorrow for past failures, and committing to do more to protect children.

Pope Francis 'serene' after critical posters plastered around Rome

Feb 6, 2017 - 10:18 am .- While the Pope has in the past been depicted as a superhero or peace advocate, this weekend set a much different tone as Rome woke up Saturday to see the walls of the city center plastered with some 200 anti-Pope Francis posters.

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