Archive of February 12, 2018

Bishop Rhoades: 'I strongly disagree' with Notre Dame contraception decision

Feb 12, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued a statement on Thursday criticizing the University of Notre Dame’s recent decision to provide “simple contraceptives” on its insurance plans for faculty and students.

Florida resolution could label pornography a 'public health risk'

Feb 12, 2018 - 04:55 pm .- A proposed resolution in Florida would declare pornography a public health risk, allowing for greater education and research into the hazards of porn, especially among developing children and teens.  

Cardinal Cupich launches Amoris Laetitia seminars for US bishops

Feb 12, 2018 - 04:05 pm .- The Archbishop of Chicago has invited some U.S. bishops to a series of conferences on the 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The seminars will be held at three Catholic colleges later this month.

Pope Francis: To fight human trafficking, listening to survivors is key

Feb 12, 2018 - 03:21 pm .- On Monday, Pope Francis urged all people, and youth in particular, to meet with victims of human trafficking in order to learn more about how to fight the scourge of modern-day slavery.

Analysis: Two former IOR senior managers found guilty of mismanagement

Feb 12, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- A Vatican Court has found two former IOR senior managers liable for mismanagement, and ordered them to compensate the IOR for resulting damages.

It’s a miracle: Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

Feb 12, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- A miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France this week, the 70th Lourdes miracle recognized by the Catholic Church.

The historically black Catholic university founded by a saint

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Of the 106 historically black colleges in the United States, only one is Roman Catholic - Xavier University of Louisiana.

Pope, Bangladesh Prime Minister discuss Rohingya crisis at Vatican

Feb 12, 2018 - 08:05 am .- Just two months after his recent visit to Bangladesh, Pope Francis Monday welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Vatican, where they discussed positive inter-faith relations in the country and the need to find a lasting solution to the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis.