Archive of December 3, 2015

US Senate votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but veto is expected

Dec 3, 2015 - 06:03 pm .- The United States Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, though the White House has said President Obama will veto the legislation.

A car chapel? It's a real thing and Pope Francis blessed one

Dec 3, 2015 - 04:40 pm .- A Marian chapel built into a car – called an “Autocappella” – received a blessing from Pope Francis yesterday just before the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Fighting injustice 'is going to hurt' – the legacy of Rosa Parks

Dec 3, 2015 - 03:05 pm .- The legacy of Rosa Parks, 60 years after her arrest for civil disobedience, is that Catholics must fight injustice even when it hurts, said a member of the National Black Catholic Congress.

'Saint Nicholas' makes surprise appearance in Saint Peter's Square

Dec 3, 2015 - 12:46 pm .- A surprise visitor to St. Peter’s Square during the general audience yesterday was met with a warm welcome.  

Spain's Catholics protest blasphemous art exhibit, but city council won't act

Dec 3, 2015 - 06:07 am .- Despite protests from thousands of Spaniards opposed to the desecration of the Eucharist, the Pamplona city council has failed to pass a proposal to remove a sacrilegious art exhibit from a publicly funded exhibition hall.

The 'great secret' of San Francisco's AIDS response

Dec 3, 2015 - 03:12 am .- The early days of the AIDS epidemic of San Francisco marked a time of fear, uncertainty and suffering. But amid the anxiety and confusion, those in need of treatment and care found one of their biggest advocates and supporters in the Catholic Church.   

What Argentina's bishops are proposing to drug traffickers

Dec 3, 2015 - 12:04 am .- The Argentine bishops' conference issued “a strong call to conversion” to those involved in drug trafficking and dealing, urging them to take advantage of the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy which begins Dec. 8.