Archive of September 14, 2017

Pro-life groups to Senate Dems: Don't eliminate Hyde Amendment

Sep 14, 2017 - 04:59 pm .- After a Democratic senator boasted on Wednesday that his party’s Medicare bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment, pro-life groups are pushing back, stressing that the longstanding policy has saved lives.

Bishop urges prayer for victims of Washington school shooting

Sep 14, 2017 - 03:45 pm .- Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane has urged Christians to pray for the victims of a Sept. 13 high school shooting, in which one student was killed and three others were hospitalized.

US bishops urge care of refugees as Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

Sep 14, 2017 - 02:58 pm .- As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to stand temporarily, the U.S. bishops' conference sympathized with the refugees affected by the ban.

Pope Francis: When it comes to evangelization, don't be stuck in your ways

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis met with new bishops at the end of their training course at the Vatican, reminding them to be both humble in their work and open to better ways of evangelizing other than just “the way it's always been.”

Australian bishops call for month of prayer ahead of same-sex marriage vote

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:23 am .- At the start of a voter survey being conducted on same-sex marriage in Australia, the country’s bishops have called for a month of prayer and fasting for the strengthening of marriage and the family.

Pope appoints new under-secretaries to CDF and Congregation for Clergy

Sep 14, 2017 - 09:00 am .- On Thursday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Matteo Visioli as the new under-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, following the appointment on Tuesday of Fr. Andrea Ripa as under-secretary of the Congregation for Clergy.

Ryan Anderson to join Franciscan University of Steubenville as visiting fellow

Sep 14, 2017 - 06:08 am .- Marriage scholar Ryan Anderson will be the first visiting fellow at the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, the school announced Wednesday.

Did this Spanish nun bi-locate to Texas? Vatican aims to find out

Sep 14, 2017 - 03:01 am .-  In the 1620s, while the pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock and having the first Thanksgiving, the Jumano tribe in Texas (before it was Texas) were allegedly having mysterious encounters with what they called the “Lady in Blue.”

We need more politicians who are brave, Catholics in UK say

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:01 am .- It’s a tough time for Catholics in public life, and not just in the United States.