Archive of February 10, 2017

Vatican bars Sodalit founder from contact with members

Feb 10, 2017 - 06:50 pm .- A newly released decree from the Vatican's congregation for religious life states that the founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, Luis Fernando Figari, may not have contact with members of the community.

Vatican unveils updated healthcare charter as new ethical questions arise

Feb 10, 2017 - 04:53 pm .- The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing question marks from modern ethical concerns such as euthanasia and the creation of human-animal chimeras by offering a clear set of guidelines.

Bishops reaffirm support for refugees as judges scrutinize Trump policy

Feb 10, 2017 - 03:46 pm .- The U.S. bishops welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed a legal injunction against a Trump administration executive order on refugee resettlement and travel bans targeting Muslim countries.

Without women, there is no harmony in the world, Pope Francis says

Feb 10, 2017 - 03:17 pm .- A woman’s value is not based on her material accomplishments, but simply in the beauty and harmony she brings to the world, just by her very being, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis: in healthcare, we are responsible to the most vulnerable

Feb 10, 2017 - 01:22 pm .- When it comes to healthcare and using our resources wisely, we have a responsibility to protect and take care of the most vulnerable in society, especially the elderly, Pope Francis told members of the Italian bishops’ conference Friday.

Nun in Mali kidnapped by alleged jihadists

Feb 10, 2017 - 02:59 am .- The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she served in Mali.

Bishop says the Christian influence in Jordan is still strong

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, says that although Christians are a very small minority in Jordan, through the Catholic schools, hospitals and charities their presence is strongly felt in the communities.

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