Archive of May 11, 2017

Latest migrant tragedy prompts call to address root problem

May 11, 2017 - 06:36 pm .- After hundreds more migrants perished last weekend in the deadly Mediterranean passage to Europe, one Catholic expert insisted that the root causes of migration need to be addressed.

The 'silence' of Fatima offers important message for world today

May 11, 2017 - 05:09 pm .- While Fatima is famous for the mystifying candlelight procession and vigil that take place annually the night between May 12 and 13, there is an essential element that can easily be overlooked, but which bears special significance: silence.

Vice President Pence to persecuted Christians: 'We stand with you'

May 11, 2017 - 03:27 pm .- Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday pledged his prayers and support for persecuted Christians around the globe, as well as members of other religions who are persecuted for their beliefs.

Texas House passes conscience protections for foster care system

May 11, 2017 - 12:43 pm .- Catholic groups have welcomed the Texas House of Representatives’ passage Wednesday of a bill that would provide conscience protections for groups and individuals involved in the foster care system.

Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

May 11, 2017 - 03:56 am .- Wednesday evening, just two days ahead of his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Portugal asking them to be with him during his pilgrimage, whether physically or spiritually, as he presents flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In Venezuela, garbage dumps have become places to eat

May 11, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Garbage dumps have become “a regular place for people to eat” in Venezuela, says a local priest lamenting the nation's increasingly dire economic and political crisis.

Trump nominee wrote on Catholic judges and the death penalty

May 11, 2017 - 12:00 am .- Among the newly announced federal judges selected by President Donald Trump is a Catholic law professor who once co-wrote a law review article on Catholic judges sitting over death penalty cases.  

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