Archive of August 1, 2017

Vatican insists on peaceful, democratic resolution in Venezuela

Aug 1, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- After violence followed a controversial vote in Venezuela this weekend, the Vatican Secretary of State has encouraged the country's citizens to find a "peaceful and democratic" way out of the crisis.

Judge nixes Alabama abortion law involving parental consent

Aug 1, 2017 - 04:43 pm .- A federal judge has struck down an Alabama law requiring more scrutiny for minors who seek an abortion without parental consent.

Who founded America? Our Lady of Guadalupe, Archbishop Gomez says

Aug 1, 2017 - 03:58 pm .- The impact of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the Americas should encourage Christians in the U.S. to continue to evangelize, even when their country seems headed in the wrong direction, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has said.

Catholic group fighting HHS mandate disappointed exemption still unissued

Aug 1, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- After the US Department of Justice did not drop its appeal of a contraceptive mandate lawsuit by the Catholic Benefits Association on Monday, the group expressed its disappointment.

Welsh seminarians mistaken for bachelor party nearly kicked out of pub

Aug 1, 2017 - 12:24 pm .- Seven seminarians walk into a bar … and almost get kicked out.

Vatican urges vacation-goers to be responsible tourists

Aug 1, 2017 - 10:25 am .- As Rome and other parts of the world gear up for their August holidays, the Vatican has urged tourists to remember the human person and the environment in their travels, treating people and things with respect.

Catholic schools are a pillar of Church in Sudan

Aug 1, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Dust and mud brick houses everywhere – as far as the eye can see. The houses are indistinguishable in color from the ground on which they stand. Trees are few and far between.

JD Flynn named new editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency

Aug 1, 2017 - 05:01 am .- J.D. Flynn, a Catholic commentator currently serving the Diocese of Lincoln, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency, which is part of the EWTN family.

Why the drafting of 'Humanae Vitae' matters, 50 years later

Aug 1, 2017 - 03:02 am .- As its 50th anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of “Humanae Vitae” will be a main focus of discussion.

Russia, West must put peace before partisan interests – Cardinal Parolin

Aug 1, 2017 - 12:08 am .- If problems between Russia and Western countries are going to be resolved, the two must overcome differences and concern for personal interests in order to achieve peace, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday.

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