Archive of July 20, 2017

Former US head of Opus Dei dies at 71

Jul 20, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, passed away at his Washington, D.C. home on July 19, 2017 after a battle with cancer.

Brutal Regensburg report hailed as step in the right direction

Jul 20, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- A member of Pope Francis' commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500 choir boys in Germany points to a current reality in many non-western countries – and that bringing these things to light means progress for everyone.

David Daleiden to appeal huge contempt fine over Planned Parenthood videos

Jul 20, 2017 - 02:07 pm .- A federal judge has ordered over $136,000 in fines after the release of several undercover videos in a series that appeared to implicate Planned Parenthood officials and the National Abortion Federation in the illegal sale of unborn baby body parts.

Supreme Court order affects thousands of refugees seeking US entry

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:01 pm .- Grandparents and other family members are temporarily exempt from the travel and refugee bans implemented by President Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court said Wednesday.

In latest appointments, Pope names new members of Roman Rota

Jul 20, 2017 - 06:15 am .- Fr. Pierangelo Pietracatella and Fr. Hans-Peter Fischer are the newest members of the Roman Rota, and mark the latest in a string of appointments Pope Francis has made this summer as part of his ongoing effort to restructure the Roman Curia.

Bishops to Trump: Don't abandon young people to deportation

Jul 20, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the Trump administration, said the U.S. Catholic bishops this week.

Is the single life a vocation? Maybe we're asking the wrong question.

Jul 20, 2017 - 03:02 am .- From a young age, Catholics are taught to pray about and discern their vocations – whether they're called to marriage, to the religious life, to the priesthood, or consecrated single life.  

Be protagonists of change, Cardinal Sandri tells Ukrainian youth

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:04 am .- At the close of his recent trip to Ukraine, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with youth from the troubled country, telling them not to be discouraged by the challenges they face but rather to trust in the Lord and commit to changing society for the better.

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