Archive of January 5, 2018

How Catholic Charities is helping the homeless during the 'bomb cyclone'

Jan 5, 2018 - 06:45 pm .- Record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfall in the eastern United States this week have delayed flights, cancelled school, and closed workplaces.

Appeals court strikes down Baltimore law targeting pregnancy centers

Jan 5, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- An appellate court struck down a Baltimore city ordinance Friday, ruling that the city's pro-life pregnancy centers would not be forced to display in their waiting areas information relating to abortion services.

Bishops' letter on sexual identity prompts LGBT counter-lobbying

Jan 5, 2018 - 12:05 pm .- Several Catholic bishops’ call for clarity and compassion on sexual identity issues such as transgenderism drew the ire of a dissenting Catholic group which is part of a well-funded LGBT activism network.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to sick children

Jan 5, 2018 - 10:22 am .- In yet another “Mercy Friday” outing, Pope Francis this afternoon traveled to the outskirts of Rome to visit sick children receiving care at a campus of the Vatican's Bambino Gesu hospital, offering comfort to patients and their parents.

Pope's latest prayer video highlights religious persecution in Asia

Jan 5, 2018 - 07:14 am .- Pope Francis has kicked off the new year by shedding light on the plight of persecuted religious minorities in Asia, asking that Catholics join him in praying for these people and for religious freedom in their countries.

Parents must be involved in child's education, Pope Francis says

Jan 5, 2018 - 06:14 am .- On Friday Pope Francis said education is a family matter, and rather than contradicting one another, parents and teachers must collaborate openly and constructively to form children in core values which enable them to face modern challenges.

Commentary: A Catholic moment in US politics?

Jan 5, 2018 - 02:51 am .- It’s been a little over a year since the 2016 election that polarized the nation and left deep political divides among family and friends.

More than 2,500 young missionaries prepare for Pope Francis in Chile

Jan 5, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Less than two weeks before Pope Francis will arrive for a pastoral visit to Chile, more than 2,500 college students were sent on mission to serve the country’s rural Catholic communities.

Pope Francis in Chile and Peru

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