Archive of July 26, 2017

Families of Iran's prisoners beg Congress to advocate for their release

Jul 26, 2017 - 04:29 pm .- Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran pleaded with members of Congress on Tuesday to advocate for their safe release.

As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

Jul 26, 2017 - 03:40 pm .- As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bishops of dioceses along both sides of the border have been outspoken against such a policy.

Pro-life groups praise new Missouri bill curbing abortion

Jul 26, 2017 - 03:35 pm .- Pro-lifers lauded a bill that will restrict abortion access in Missouri, granting the state attorney general more power to prosecute violations, and requiring both stricter health codes and proper fetal tissue disposal.

Court to decide if Charlie Gard's parents can take him home

Jul 26, 2017 - 02:33 pm .- After ending their legal fight to seek further treatment for their 11-month-old son, the parents of Charlie Gard are now in a dispute with Great Ormond Street Hospital over whether they may take the boy home to live out his final days.

WYD Unite event brings together youth from across the nation

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:34 am .- On one of the hottest days of the year, more than 1,300 young people from around the country gathered together for WYD Unite, bringing together alumni of former World Youth Days as well as pilgrims from at least 52 Catholic dioceses around the nations.

Bishop Paprocki explains Catholic teaching: Repentance is for everyone

Jul 26, 2017 - 06:01 am .- A prominent media priest who criticized Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s restatement of norms regarding church funerals “gets a lot wrong,” the bishop said in a response noting the importance of repentance for everyone.

Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to abuse charges in Australia

Jul 26, 2017 - 03:57 am .- In a brief hearing in a court in Melbourne Wednesday morning, Cardinal George Pell said he will be pleading not guilty to charges of multiple counts of sexual abuse.

These Chicago Catholics have a game plan for evangelization

Jul 26, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Taking its cue from the recent and massive Convocation of Catholic Leaders in the U.S., one Chicago-based organization is partnering with parishes to form missionary disciples.

Migration and sustainable development – what's the link?

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:05 am .- Why do people migrate in the first place? And what if there was a way we could address the international crisis better by going after the root problems?

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