Archive of July 25, 2017

Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament

Jul 25, 2017 - 08:53 pm .- Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on nuclear weapons.

Charlie Gard raises questions of parents' rights, government limits

Jul 25, 2017 - 03:18 pm .- For the past few months the world has watched closely as the parents of a gravely ill British infant fought an intense legal battle over whether or not his life was worth further treatment, which has raised crucial questions.

Catholics oppose buffer zone around Kentucky's last abortion clinic

Jul 25, 2017 - 02:36 pm .- Pro-life activists in the Archdiocese of Louisville have spoken out against a city ordinance which resulted in the creation of a temporary buffer zone outside Kentucky's only facility where abortions can be procured.

Bomb set off at Mexican Bishops' Conference headquarters

Jul 25, 2017 - 02:30 pm .- Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No one was injured, according to a conference spokesman.

How can the Church promote peace in the Holy Land?

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:35 am .- As conflict has erupted once again between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarchal Vicar said that the Catholic Church has a unique role to play in bringing about justice and peace.

Vatican turns off fountains to conserve water for drought-hit Rome

Jul 25, 2017 - 07:43 am .- As the city of Rome and much of Italy experiences a severe drought, the Vatican has turned off its fountains in an effort to preserve water and show solidarity with the city, which may be forced to ration water to about 1 million of the city’s residents.

These nuns offer their blindness for the salvation of the world

Jul 25, 2017 - 06:08 am .- This Aug. 15 will mark 90 years since the Sacramentine Sisters of Don Orione were founded to offer something very particular for the salvation of the world: their blindness.

A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

Jul 25, 2017 - 03:01 am .- One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who lived out every day in simple faithfulness, rooted in the love of Christ.

As Senate health care vote nears, will pro-life provisions be included?

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:08 am .- As the Senate prepares to vote later today to begin the process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, pro-life leaders are working to ensure pro-life language is included in the final version of the bill voted on.

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