Archive of January 26, 2018

US bishops critical of Trump's proposed immigration changes

Jan 26, 2018 - 04:36 pm .- On Thursday US President Donald Trump announced a proposal to create a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million people brought to the United States as children in exchange for increased funding for border security and for an end to “chain-migration” and diversity visa lottery policies.

Catholic aid organizations ask US to restore funds for Palestinian refugees

Jan 26, 2018 - 04:20 pm .- Catholic aid leaders and others have requested that the White House reconsider its decision to withhold $65 million designated for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Ireland's pubs will now be allowed to serve alcohol on Good Friday

Jan 26, 2018 - 03:34 pm .- Pubs in the Republic of Ireland will now be allowed to sell alcohol on Good Friday, after the lower house of the Irish legislature voted in favor of the measure on Thursday.

Amid refugee crisis, trafficking risks are high for Rohingya girls

Jan 26, 2018 - 01:26 pm .- Raheema was just 15 years old when she left her home in the Rakhine state in Burma.

Pope Francis prays for victims of South Korea hospital fire

Jan 26, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- A fire at a hospital in South Korea killed at least 37 people on Friday, and injured more than 70. Pope Francis has conveyed his sympathy and solidarity to those affected by the tragedy.

The Church must combat euthanasia mentality, Pope says

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis met with the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Friday, affirming the dignity of every person and emphasizing the Church’s task of accompanying the ill and suffering, especially in the face of increasing support for euthanasia.

Catholic bishops join with rabbis, imams in Canadian religious liberty fight

Jan 26, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Interreligious leaders from across Canada came together Thursday to sign a statement urging the national government to respect their freedom of conscience by changing controversial new requirements to qualify for federal funding of youth summer jobs.

What's destroying some Catholic marriages? The answer may surprise you

Jan 26, 2018 - 12:04 am .- Of the countless Catholic couples who have come through Father T.G. Morrow's office in Washington D.C. for marriage counseling, two remain imprinted in the priest's mind even today.