Archive of January 10, 2018

Nebraska governor plans to block federal funds from abortion clinics

Jan 10, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Unveiled on Wednesday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts’ new state budget proposal would block federal funds from going to health clinics that provide abortion services.

Analysis: The ambassador’s visit to Rome’s American seminary

Jan 10, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- On Jan. 10, Callista Gingrich, the United States Ambassador to the Holy See, was a guest at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. She visited the college to receive a blessing as she embarks upon her work as ambassador, according to sources at the North American College.

Bishops stand with 'Dreamers' as DACA battles continue

Jan 10, 2018 - 03:54 pm .- Catholic leaders have responded to developments in the legal battle over the DACA program, including a court order maintaining legal protections for undocumented youth, known as “Dreamers,” and a presidential commitment to legislative support for them.

Why Pope Francis will visit Chile's Araucania region

Jan 10, 2018 - 03:03 pm .- Pope Francis will spend a day in Temuco, the capital of a Chilean region with a large indigenous population, during his Jan. 15-18 visit to the nation. The city's bishop has said the Pope decided to come to the area because it represents Chile's peripheries.

Analysis: What guides Vatican diplomacy?

Jan 10, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- At a traditional new year's meeting between Pope Francis and diplomats to the Vatican, the pope painted a picture of pontifical diplomacy around the globe: An international mission working to secure the common good, an always increasing network of relations, and the certainty of an impartial voice working for peace.

Speaker Paul Ryan will headline March for Life

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:52 pm .- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will address the upcoming March for Life, organizers announced on Wednesday. This is the first time Ryan has spoken at the March for Life in person since he was elected speaker in 2015.

Commentators Douthat and Faggioli to debate Pope Francis

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Two commentators on Pope Francis, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Villanova University theology professor Massimo Faggioli, will debate the Pope’s impact on the U.S. and the Church.

Dominican sisters help educate Iraqi children returning home

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:34 am .- When Iraqi residents fled their homes during the Islamic State invasion, they left behind their houses, neighbors, and day-to-day lives.

Pope taps Colombian bishop to oversee Sodalitium amid ongoing crisis

Jan 10, 2018 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Colombian Bishop Noel Antonio Londoño Buitrago C.Ss.R. has been appointed papal commissioner for the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Catholic society of apostolic life.

Be intentional about silence during Mass, Pope Francis says

Jan 10, 2018 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that moments of silence in the Mass should be intentional times of prayer, recollection and communion with God, rather than being viewed as times to just be quiet or not speak.

Pope Francis gives 2,000 poor, prisoners a day at the circus

Jan 10, 2018 - 03:37 am .- Tomorrow afternoon some 2,100 of Rome's poor and homeless population, refugees, prisoners and volunteers will head to the circus, courtesy of Pope Francis.

Pregnant women find family at California shelter

Jan 10, 2018 - 03:28 am .- Raised by an alcoholic mother and without her birth father, Cordiella James found out she was pregnant while she was in jail in Orange County.