Archive of May 5, 2017

Nancy Pelosi suggests more Democratic openness to pro-lifers

May 5, 2017 - 01:53 pm .- Debate continues over the Democratic Party's acceptance of pro-life members, voters and politicians, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made comments signaling that she is open to them.

'Embryo jewelry' a sign we've taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

May 5, 2017 - 01:18 pm .- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the basic problem with the artificial creation of human embryos.

Pope to future Romanian priests: seminary is your 'gym' for ministry

May 5, 2017 - 10:41 am .- On Friday Pope Francis told seminarians studying in Rome to resist complacency and to think of their studies as strength training for their hearts and wills, preparing them for service to others.

What's the state of the Church in Cuba?

May 5, 2017 - 09:04 am .- Following the Cuban bishops' ad limina meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, one of the nation's bishops commented that the island is eagerly awaiting change.

Kansas City archdiocese breaks ties with Girl Scouts

May 5, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced this week a halt to their involvement with Girl Scouts USA, and an eventual transfer of their support to alternative scouting programs.

Christians in Africa – Pope Francis' May prayer intention

May 5, 2017 - 03:04 am .- In the prayer video for May, Pope Francis challenged the Catholic community to pray that the continent's Christians will witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

Anthony Esolen accepts post at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

May 5, 2017 - 12:05 am .- Anthony Esolen, the prolific Catholic scholar and author known for his distinctly Catholic worldview and translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, has accepted a teaching position at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, severing his ties with Providence College, where he held a tenured professorship and waged a long battle for its Catholic identity.

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