Archive of January 30, 2018

Cardinal Erdo: Democracy's foundations are 'shaking'

Jan 30, 2018 - 05:07 pm .- A Hungarian cardinal has said that free societies must depend on the wisdom of religion to address the moral and social problems of the modern world.  

Reported message from kidnapped nun calls on Pope for help

Jan 30, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for his help in securing her release.

Bishop: Anti-foreign influence law could silence Australian Catholics

Jan 30, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- An anti-foreign influence bill being considered by the Australian government could end up silencing the Catholic Church in the country, a local bishop warned this week.

Catholic groups welcome lifting of refugee ban from 'high-risk' countries

Jan 30, 2018 - 02:09 pm .- Catholic organizations applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Jan. 29 announcement that it is lifting the ban on refugees from 11 high-risk countries, with the condition of additional security screening for new arrivals.

As abortion vote is set, Irish bishops encourage respect for life

Jan 30, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The Irish government announced Monday that a referendum that could liberalize Ireland’s abortion laws will be set for a vote in late May or early June, sparking a call for respect for human life from the country’s bishops.

Haitians in legal ‘limbo’ deserve a solution, Archbishop Wenski says

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The future of tens of thousands of Haitian migrants is unclear, after the Trump administration decided not to extend legal protections for them.

Pope taps Scicluna to investigate Barros accusations

Jan 30, 2018 - 07:25 am .- After recently affirming his support for a Chilean bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse, Pope Francis has named a delegate to examine information that, the Vatican said, has since been brought forward.

Despite 'regrettable' reports, Francis is well informed on China, Vatican says

Jan 30, 2018 - 07:17 am .- On Tuesday the spokesperson for the Pope, Greg Burke, sent a statement asserting that Pope Francis is well-informed on the situation of the Catholic Church in China, and that it is “regrettable” that some members of the Church have said the contrary, thereby sewing “confusion and controversy.”

'Tiny Thomists': How one Catholic curriculum offers big ideas to little kids

Jan 30, 2018 - 02:51 am .- A digital catechetical program for children as young as five aims to equip early learners with Thomistic principles that will help them understand and defend their faith as they grow.

How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:07 am .- Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and – considering the risk it poses – whether or not the game of football is even worth it.