Archive of May 4, 2017

Science, compassion, adoption – why Mike Pence says 'life is winning' in America

May 4, 2017 - 06:39 pm .- “Life is winning in America,” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told attendees at a pro-life gala on Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C.

Despite pro-life provisions, healthcare bill raises serious concerns

May 4, 2017 - 05:27 pm .- The House passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement health care bill on Thursday, but one bishop warned that the new bill poses serious problems for the vulnerable.  

Vatican, Myanmar officially establish diplomatic ties

May 4, 2017 - 01:01 pm .- In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic relationship, agreeing to send ambassadors to each other's countries.

Trump's executive order hailed as critical, but just a 'first step'

May 4, 2017 - 01:00 pm .- Religious freedom advocates credited President Donald Trump with taking a “first step” toward protecting religious freedom with an executive order he signed on Thursday, but stressed that there is still more work to be done.

Solanus Casey, Cardinal Van Thuan among those advanced toward sainthood

May 4, 2017 - 10:47 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday approved decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints advancing the causes for canonization of 12 individuals, including the American-born Capuchin Solanus Casey and the Vietnamese cardinal Francis Xavier Nguen Van Thuan.

Trump to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 24

May 4, 2017 - 09:47 am .- President Donald Trump will meet Pope Francis during a visit to the Vatican later this month.

Pope urges Vatican communications to go digital amid ongoing reform

May 4, 2017 - 06:14 am .- Pope Francis told the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, which is holding their first plenary assembly this week, that given a growing digital culture throughout the world, new media must become a primary platform for spreading the Gospel.

Grammy-winning producer guides Gregorian chant album

May 4, 2017 - 06:02 am .- When Christopher Alder, an 11-time Grammy winning music producer, first was asked to help create an album of Gregorian Chant, he was short on details.

Denver archbishop signs petition to end 4/20 rallies

May 4, 2017 - 03:09 am .- After marijuana-themed rallies celebrating 4/20 left a downtown park trashed and threatened the safety of some civilians, Denver’s Archbishop Samuel Aquila has signed a petition to put an end to the rallies.

The Green Pope isn't who you think it is.

May 4, 2017 - 12:02 am .- There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.”

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