Archive of April 18, 2017

Man in custody after Calif. shooting near Catholic Charities

Apr 18, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday, including one person who was killed in the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building.

Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

Apr 18, 2017 - 03:28 pm .- Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted online in a Facebook video said that despite their grief, they forgive their father’s killer.

Two Arkansas executions called off, but five remain planned

Apr 18, 2017 - 03:24 pm .- Catholics in Arkansas and around the country continue to pray for death row inmates in the state, after courts on Monday blocked two executions in an eight inmate, 10 day flurry of executions planned by the governor.

Can midwives be pro-life? Apparently not in Sweden.

Apr 18, 2017 - 02:28 pm .- A Swedish midwife who refused to perform abortions has lost another court decision, but her supporters say the court neglected her freedom of conscience.  

Pro-Francis posters go up in Rome, striking a different chord

Apr 18, 2017 - 07:58 am .- Just two months after Pope Francis faced intense backlash for his reforms when critical posters were plastered around Rome, a new set went up around the city over Easter, this time praising the Pope for his commitment to mercy and inclusion.

Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

Apr 18, 2017 - 06:37 am .- A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of a lower court’s ruling that prevented a federal judge from reviewing their expedited deportation orders.

Lent is over. Now what?

Apr 18, 2017 - 03:18 am .- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual Easter Season has begun, how should Catholics observe it?

Pope Francis praises Assisi's new 'sanctuary of renunciation'

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday thanked Assisi's bishop for creating a shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi's divestiture, when he renounced his family's wealth, embracing poverty as he stripped himself of his fine clothes.  

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