Archive of July 19, 2017

Florida's abortion waiting period law awaits further testimony in courts

Jul 19, 2017 - 04:43 pm .- The attorney general of Florida has been given 60 days to gather evidence and testimonies in defense of a 2015 state law mandating 24-hour waiting periods for abortions.

Charlie Gard's family could be allowed permanent US residency

Jul 19, 2017 - 04:41 pm .- Amid the Gard family's legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that could grant them permanent residency in the states.

Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident

Jul 19, 2017 - 01:53 pm .- Maximiliano Acuña is a garbage collector in Buenos Aires who earlier this year was injured in a serious accident that left him without legs.

Church leaders in China remain open to dialogue with Vatican

Jul 19, 2017 - 12:08 pm .- As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with Chinese bishops has seen vast improvement in openness and dialogue on the part of leaders, both in the patriotic and underground Churches.

Archbishop Chaput: Civilta Cattolica got American Christianity wrong

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:15 am .- A prominent Catholic journal’s critique of American religion and politics got quite a bit wrong, Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said yesterday.

Facebook restores blocked Catholic pages, citing malfunction

Jul 19, 2017 - 08:10 am .- Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in the system.

Why religious leaders might be best at fighting extremism

Jul 19, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Religious leaders, not secularists, are often in the best position to persuade violent religious extremists towards peace, the papal nuncio to the United Nations has said in response to an effort to prevent atrocities.

Step outside the politics and encounter immigrants, bishop implores

Jul 19, 2017 - 03:05 am .- A U.S. bishop on the border of Mexico hopes his new pastoral letter on migration will turn the hearts of Catholics to encounter their migrant brothers and sisters in a concrete way.

Bishops plea for two priests abducted in DRC

Jul 19, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting the country’s bishops to plead that the captives not be harmed.

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