Archive of March 1, 2018

Texas bishops raise concerns about state pro-life group

Mar 1, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has suggested churches in Texas sever ties with pro-life group Texas Right to Life, encouraging Catholic to volunteer with other pro-life groups in the state.

Iowa Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban

Mar 1, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate approved a measure 30-20 that would prohibit abortions in the state after a baby’s heartbeat is detected during a pregnancy.

Indiana Catholic priest charged with domestic violence against wife

Mar 1, 2018 - 04:53 pm .- A married Catholic priest in the Indianapolis archdiocese faces several criminal domestic violence charges after he allegedly assaulted his wife in September 2017.

Commentary: Would attacking North Korea be 'just war?'

Mar 1, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- As North Korea continues to develop its nuclear arsenal, should the United States contemplate a pre-emptive strike?

True story of Christian-Muslim solidarity nominated for an Oscar

Mar 1, 2018 - 02:18 pm .- Amid the crime thrillers, historical dramas and love stories at the Oscars this year, one little-noticed short film tells a true story of religious solidarity in a face of terrorism.

Commentary: Placuit Deo against new paradigms

Mar 1, 2018 - 01:10 pm .- The first stirring sentences of the new CDF letter to bishops, Placuit Deo, reject the very notion of a “new paradigm” by which “the newness of the Holy Spirit” could somehow mean a departure from the fullness of revelation which has already been revealed to us in Jesus Christ.

Vatican letter says modern individualism reflects ancient heresies

Mar 1, 2018 - 05:57 am .- A new letter issued by the Vatican's doctrinal office has reaffirmed that Christian salvation can only come through Christ and the Church, and highlighted modern expressions of Pelagian and Gnostic thought which contradict this belief.

Human dignity in the 21st century – Alaskan bishops release pastoral letter

Mar 1, 2018 - 03:03 am .- The bishops of Alaska released a joint pastoral letter this month, highlighting the meaning, origin, and implications of human dignity in today’s world.  

What's in it for men? The benefits of getting married

Mar 1, 2018 - 12:05 am .- While the phrase “ball and chain” is still sometimes tossed around by those who view marriage as a burden, a recent study shows that men who tie the knot reap a plethora of benefits.