Archive of April 11, 2017

West African bishops highlight challenges facing their nations

Apr 11, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- The regional conference of West African bishops has commended a regional economic union for its efforts to promote peaceful transfers of power, while also noting areas of concern, including religious intolerance and youth unemployment.

This baby's life support can be pulled without parental consent, UK judge rules

Apr 11, 2017 - 03:44 pm .- Charlie Gard is an 8 month old in the UK who has been fighting for his life against a rare disease.

Bible scholar gives inside look at Vatican's Stations of the Cross

Apr 11, 2017 - 03:33 pm .- Pope Francis chose French biblical scholar, Anne-Marie Pelletier, to write the meditations for this year's annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum.

Youth raise voices ahead of 2018 synod: we want to follow Christ

Apr 11, 2017 - 02:21 pm .- At a prayer vigil with youth this weekend, Pope Francis said the Church needs to listen to the voice of young people, and some of them have responded saying they want to let the world know they are not tired of following Christ.

Consistory announced to approve Fatima children's canonization

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:59 am .- Pope Francis will hold an ordinary public consistory on April 20, where the cardinals of the Church are expected to pave the way for the canonization of the Fatima visionaries.

Love is the best medicine, Pope Francis tells pediatric patients

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:56 am .- The caresses born of love are the most important medicine, Pope Francis told a group of patients, families, and doctors from Rome's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital on Monday.

German family continues to fight for right to homeschool

Apr 11, 2017 - 06:02 am .- In August 2013, a group of 20 police officers and social workers stormed the home of Petra and Dirk Wunderlich and took away their children.

Catholics shouldn't totally reject human gene editing – but it still has ethical problems

Apr 11, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical questions, especially with regard to modifying the genes of unborn children and of reproductive cells.

South Sudanese bishop: It takes unity to achieve peace

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:29 am .- The president of the Sudanese Catholic Bishops’ Conference called on leaders in South Sudan’s Bahr El Ghazal region to fight segregation and division, uniting to work for peace in the violence-ridden country.

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