Archive of July 13, 2015

Why a doctor who treats Iraq War veterans is opposed to DC's assisted suicide bill

Jul 13, 2015 - 04:34 pm .- Medical professionals, attorneys and disabilities rights advocates have united in opposition to a proposal that would legalize assisted suicide in Washington, D.C., warning that it preys on the most vulnerable.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Paraguay to Rome

Jul 13, 2015 - 11:43 am .- In the course of his 64 minute in-flight press conference while en route to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions ranging from politics, his upcoming trip to the Unites States, and his feelings about taking selfies.

Pope calls 'communist crucifix' protest art, but says he wasn't offended

Jul 13, 2015 - 09:18 am .- Responding to waves of controversy after receiving a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ crucified on a hammer and sickle – from Bolivian president Evo Morales, Pope Francis said he took no offense, but understands the work as “protest art.”

No controversy here – Pope sets record straight on family synod remarks

Jul 13, 2015 - 09:03 am .- During a press briefing on the return flight from South America, Pope Francis clarified that his call for prayer ahead of the upcoming Synod on the Family referred to today's family crisis generally – not, as some media have sources speculated, to “any point in particular.”

With freedom for Catholic education uncertain, English diocese charts a path

Jul 13, 2015 - 06:02 am .- Catholic schools in England could face problems under both a new “British values” government mandate and demands to approve same-sex relationships. But in the Diocese of Portsmouth, new education guidelines focus on Catholic fidelity, love of neighbor, and the love of Jesus Christ.