Archive of June 8, 2017

Venezuela's bishops: President Maduro starves his people into submission

Jun 8, 2017 - 04:14 pm .- After a last-minute meeting with Pope Francis Thursday to discuss the dire situation of their country, Venezuela's bishops said they have his full support in facing the trials of a regime they say oppresses its people to maintain power.

Missouri governor calls special session to protect St Louis pro-lifers

Jun 8, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- Missouri’s Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special session of the legislature to pass stronger legal protections for pro-life groups, like pregnancy centers he charged are “under attack” by a controversial St. Louis ordinance.

English bishop issues liturgical norms for Neocatechumenal Way

Jun 8, 2017 - 02:58 pm .- The Bishop of Lancaster issued last week liturgical norms for the Neocatechumenal Way, which apply to all in the diocese, in the interest of “fostering clarity” around the celebration of the Eucharist.

Calif. Supreme Court weighs ballot measure to hasten death penalty

Jun 8, 2017 - 11:55 am .- A ballot measure intended to speed up the application of the death penalty is now being challenged before the California Supreme Court.

Can the Catholic Church help an addicted generation?

Jun 8, 2017 - 11:31 am .- Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War.

Denmark repealed its blasphemy law. Will other nations follow?

Jun 8, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The Danish parliament has repealed an anti-blasphemy law at a time when such laws are still used around the world.

Are we less free than a 1950s housewife? A look at contraception

Jun 8, 2017 - 02:58 am .- What started as a means to liberate women seems to have taken an ironic twist.

Delaware legislature votes to drop restrictions on abortion

Jun 8, 2017 - 12:08 am .- In Delaware, lawmakers’ vote to pass a bill that would strike down almost all remaining abortion restrictions drew strong criticism from pro-life advocates, who warned it would provide safe harbor for Kermit Gosnell-style abortionists.

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