Archive of February 13, 2017

Doctors who object to abortion need more legal protections, bishops say

Feb 13, 2017 - 06:03 pm .- Objectors to abortion need stronger conscience protections in federal law, the U.S. bishops have said in a letter to Congress supporting a bill being considered by Congress.

Catholic group to Illinois governor: veto abortion funding bill

Feb 13, 2017 - 04:39 pm .- A Catholic advocacy group is warning the governor of Illinois that he will face massive political opposition if he signs an abortion funding bill into law.

This couple gave to persecuted Christians, and Pope Francis responded

Feb 13, 2017 - 04:28 pm .- Josefa Rodríguez and Amaro Pesquero were not expecting to receive a letter from Pope Francis.  

An Oregon bill could allow mentally ill patients to be starved

Feb 13, 2017 - 02:56 pm .- An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be starved or dehydrated, opponents warned.

Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom fight

Feb 13, 2017 - 01:09 pm .- President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause from a religious freedom legal group.  

Don't let small resentments turn into something worse, Pope Francis warns

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis on Monday spoke about what it means to kill your brother in your heart, which, may be something as small as envy or bitterness, and if left to grow, can lead to even worse things, such as war or actual murder.

Amid controversy, council of cardinals backs Pope Francis

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:10 am .- In the wake of several contentious events surrounding the Vatican recently, Pope Francis' advisory board in his ongoing reform of the Roman Curia affirmed their support of the Pope and his work.

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