Archive of March 13, 2017

New South Dakota law could protect religious adoption agencies

Mar 13, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- While religious adoption agencies have been shut down in various parts of the United States after facing pressure to place children with same-sex couples, they now have a few more legal protections in South Dakota because of a new law.

The Church is the 'only functioning institution' in South Sudan

Mar 13, 2017 - 04:46 pm .- Amid war and famine in South Sudan, the Catholic Church is still serving the most vulnerable even as the government has collapsed.

Despite warnings, assisted suicide bill advances in Hawaii

Mar 13, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- Although critics said an assisted suicide bill would put vulnerable people at risk and change the nature of medicine, the Hawaii Senate has given it strong support.

Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:37 am .- Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23, 2017.

US congratulates Pope Francis on his 4th anniversary

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:09 am .- On Monday, the anniversary of Pope Francis being elevated to the papacy, the United States offered its congratulations and wishes for collaboration in the future.

My life isn't a tragedy – a Rwandan woman's incredible story of survival

Mar 13, 2017 - 03:02 am .- She begged and scrounged for food in the forest; she drank water from a stream with dead bodies in it; she wrapped grass on her feet in order to walk long distances in the hot sun in order to survive, facing starvation and malnourishment, all before the age of six.