Archive of January 2, 2018

How an abortion clinic became a medical center for the poor

Jan 2, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Three years ago, a medical office in Manassas, Virginia was one of the area’s largest abortion clinics.  Today, it is a free medical clinic for the poor, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Dumpster diving for the poor - How an Italian woman is feeding hungry families

Jan 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- After rummaging through supermarket dumpsters, 79-year-old Marta loads 90 pounds of edible food onto her bicycle every day. Three times a week she loads her car, and delivers the food to poor families in Casalborgone, a town about 20 miles from Turin. Her charitable work was highlighted in a Dec. 30 story in the Italian newspaper Avvenire.

Could Iranian protests bring religious freedom for Christians?

Jan 2, 2018 - 04:08 pm .- Ongoing protests in Iran could be a sign of hope for repressed religious minorities, if protesters demand that conscience rights be respected, said an Iranian-born journalist who converted to Catholicism in 2016.

Kazakh bishops affirm indissolubility of marriage – and its implications

Jan 2, 2018 - 12:42 pm .- Three Kazakhstani bishops signed a statement on Sunday confirming that it is not licit to admit to sacramental communion Catholics who are divorced and illictly remarried, if they are not living according to the long-standing teachings of the Church.

Catholic deacon awarded British Empire Medal for rescuing trafficking victims

Jan 2, 2018 - 12:03 pm .- A Catholic deacon in the United Kingdom has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his work serving seafarers and rescuing trafficking victims over the last eight years.

Pope Francis in Peru

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