Archive of March 6, 2018

With lifelong rule by Xi Jinping, how will Christians fare in China?

Mar 6, 2018 - 05:08 pm .- This month’s meeting of China’s National People’s Congress, convened March 5, will likely confirm a constitutional change eliminating term limits and allowing President Xi Jinping to stay in power beyond 2023.

British court denies parents' appeal to save toddler's life support

Mar 6, 2018 - 03:43 pm .- On Tuesday, London’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision to end life support for an ill 21-month-old boy, despite the parent’s wishes to continue treatment.

Bishops ask faithful to flood Congress with calls for Conscience Protection Act

Mar 6, 2018 - 03:23 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement asking people to pray, call, and write to their Congressional representatives to urge the inclusion of the Conscience Protection Act in the government’s upcoming funding bill.

Baltimore Blue Mass calls police to public leadership

Mar 6, 2018 - 02:42 pm .- On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore celebrated a Blue Mass to honor the local police force and law enforcement officials, showing gratitude to the public servants and encouraging faithful leadership according to the Ten Commandments.

Pope prays for victims of devastating Papua New Guinea earthquake

Mar 6, 2018 - 01:41 pm .- Pope Francis is praying for all those affected by a major earthquake in Papua New Guinea this week, offering his condolences in a telegram on Tuesday.

Cardinal Kasper offers new thoughts on Amoris Laetitia

Mar 6, 2018 - 11:57 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper has tried to address the controversy over some interpretations of Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia, but one theologian has said his theological language could be confusing to Catholics.

Parolin: Paul VI canonization likely in 2018, but not yet decided

Mar 6, 2018 - 10:54 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, told CNA Tuesday that “Paul VI’s canonization will likely take place in October,” although nothing is official yet.

Ecuador shelter serves patients and orphaned children with HIV

Mar 6, 2018 - 12:07 am .- The San Luis Gonzaga Catholic shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children who lost their parents due to the illness.