Archive of May 24, 2017

Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students

May 24, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing Catholic support for programs promoting deferred deportation.

Budget proposal draws concern for cuts to poverty programs

May 24, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- President Donald Trump’s budget requests, although applauded for their pro-life measures, were largely met with concern from Catholic aid groups, particularly for their cuts to welfare programs and international aid.

Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

May 24, 2017 - 12:43 pm .- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on behalf of Christians in the country, who often face difficulty and even persecution for their faith.

ISIS ally in Philippines storms Catholic cathedral, takes hostages

May 24, 2017 - 11:48 am .- Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill them if the nation’s military does not cease its current offensive against them.

Ivanka Trump meets with human trafficking survivors in Rome

May 24, 2017 - 10:30 am .- After a visit with Pope Francis Wednesday, Ivanka Trump met a group of human trafficking survivors, calling them examples of strength and addressing various legislative ways the U.S. government can help victims.

Pope Francis: Even in the darkest moments, Jesus walks with us

May 24, 2017 - 08:39 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.

St. Louis rule creates legal traps for pro-lifers, lawsuit charges

May 24, 2017 - 06:18 am .- A St. Louis city ordinance that could force Catholic schools and pro-life pregnancy centers to hire employees who support abortion has drawn legal opposition from the Archbishop of St. Louis and several pro-life organizations.

Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting (Updated)

May 24, 2017 - 02:48 am .- After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience.

This Italian nun is helping brides say 'yes' to the dress

May 24, 2017 - 02:40 am .- Italian brides are finding wedding dresses at an unusual spot hidden in the Umbrian hills, where they are able to pick out their special gown – all for the cost of a donation.

Cardinal Dolan finds lesson in humility in life of Irish migrant who saw Our Lady

May 24, 2017 - 12:04 am .- An Irish immigrant named John Curry passed away in 1943 in New York City after a modest life.

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