Archive of September 10, 2015

Deacon Keith Fournier explains 'the common good' in a new CNA column

Sep 10, 2015 - 06:12 pm .- In a new column for CNA, “The Common Good with Deacon Keith Fournier”, the author has set out to restore a fuller understanding to the meaning of conscience and how it should shape the way Christians live their faith in the public square, the marketplace, and the entirety of culture.

California's fast-tracked suicide bill sparks accusations of 'stage play'

Sep 10, 2015 - 04:58 pm .- In the second attempt this year to establish a 'right-to-die' in the state of California, state Assembly lawmakers passed an assisted suicide bill on Wednesday, by a vote of 42-33. The bill now faces a vote in the state Senate.

Marriage – between a man and a woman – is under attack, Pope Francis says

Sep 10, 2015 - 12:26 pm .- Pope Francis told couples to defend God's design for the family as the union of a man and woman for the procreation of children, and urged them to be merciful to those whose marriages have failed.

With official launch, ACI Stampa aims to revitalize Italian Catholic news

Sep 10, 2015 - 12:01 pm .- Catholic news is an opportunity to serve truth and evangelization. So says the head of the Italian-language news agency ACI Stampa, which officially launched Sept. 10.

Read the official prayer for Pope Francis' visit to Cuba

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:11 am .- The Cuban bishops have issued a prayer to help prepare for Pope Francis' Sept. 19-22 visit to their island nation, focused on the visit's theme, “Missionary of Mercy.”

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Sep 10, 2015 - 07:22 am .- The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November, a plan informally revealed by the Pope himself this summer.

After fire damages Indianapolis church, archbishop asks for prayers

Sep 10, 2015 - 06:01 am .- A fire badly damaged St. Monica Catholic Church in northwest Indianapolis overnight on Wednesday.

How might the new annulment process affect the Synod on the Family?

Sep 10, 2015 - 03:08 am .- By reforming the process for discovering the nullity of marriage on Tuesday, mere weeks before the beginning of October's Synod on the Family, Pope Francis has taken that issue out of the hands of the synod fathers.

The Pope's annulment move? It's a good thing, Vatican official says

Sep 10, 2015 - 02:02 am .- A member of the Vatican council charged with interpreting Church law says the increased role of bishops in the annulment process is a positive step that will ensure the procedure is done responsibly.