Archive of January 4, 2018

Venezuelan cardinal calls for transparent elections to resolve crisis

Jan 4, 2018 - 05:19 pm .- In his New Year’s message, the Archbishop of Caracas encouraged transparent elections the results of which the citizenry could trust, in order to alleviate the grave crisis affecting the country.

Assisted suicide opponent remembered for his strength, determination

Jan 4, 2018 - 05:08 pm .- The funeral for J.J. Hanson, an outspoken assisted suicide opponent, was celebrated Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Yulan, N.Y. He was remembered for his strength, faith, and determination.

State Department names 10 countries as worst religious freedom offenders

Jan 4, 2018 - 04:02 pm .- The State Department on Thursday unveiled its list of countries designated as the worst offenders against religious liberty. Advocates of religious freedom applauded the list, but said that several additional countries should have been added.

Cardinal condemns deadly attacks on DRC protesters

Jan 4, 2018 - 02:37 pm .- A Catholic cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces’ attacks on protesters amid deadly political tensions in the country.

US bishops extend sympathy at death of Mormon Church president

Jan 4, 2018 - 11:40 am .- Thomas Monson, president of the Mormon Church, died Tuesday at the age of 90, leading Catholic bishops to offer prayer and praise for a man dedicated to philanthropic works.

Pope Francis prays for victims of tragic bus accident in Peru

Jan 4, 2018 - 05:28 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis offered his prayer for the 48 people who died in a massive bus accident in Pasamayo earlier this week, voicing words of comfort to families of the victims and all who were wounded.

Report: Government funds largest source of Planned Parenthood revenue

Jan 4, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Planned Parenthood reported that it received more than $500 million in government funding last year, while performing more than 300,000 abortions across the United States.