Archive of March 16, 2018

Ohio AG will appeal to maintain law banning Down syndrome abortions

Mar 16, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- A federal judge has blocked a law from taking effect next week which bans abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

How the Irish built Catholic America

Mar 16, 2018 - 04:12 pm .- The history of Catholic America is, in many ways, an Irish story, with immigrant congregations and their descendants putting their stamp on many churches across the country.

Philly archdiocese responds after city halts foster care placements

Mar 16, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- After the City of Philadelphia announced it has stopped using Catholic Social Services’ foster care program because it does not place children with same-sex couples, the archdiocese has said it hopes to resume a partnership with the city.

Legalizing divorce would devastate families, warn Philippines bishops

Mar 16, 2018 - 01:40 pm .- As the Philippines considers legalizing divorce, the nation’s bishops are speaking out against the measure, warning that it would be detrimental to couples and families, especially children.

Baby box safe haven bill clears key hurdle in Peruvian congress

Mar 16, 2018 - 10:46 am .- A save haven bill that would allow mothers to leave their children at certain drop off locations to be taken into state custody without punishment is moving forward in the Peruvian legislature.

Update: Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop, appeal to follow

Mar 16, 2018 - 06:13 am .- On Friday the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced the conclusion of a year-long trial against an archbishop in Guam, stating that he has been found guilty of some charges stemming from allegations of sexual abuse of minors and has been removed from office.

Pro-life leaders deliver letter to Irish prime minister: Choose Life

Mar 16, 2018 - 02:26 am .- A group of 17 American pro-life leaders delivered a letter to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday urging him against repealing the country’s 8th Amendment.