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.