Archive of March 19, 2018

Canons of St. John Cantius founder to face review board after removal amid misconduct claims

Mar 19, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- The pastor of Chicago’s St. John Cantius Church was removed from office last week for unspecified “credible” allegations of misconduct involving adult men, a response the Chicago archdiocese says is typical in such cases.

Supreme Court to hear arguments about California abortion law

Mar 19, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, to decide if a California law mandating that pro-life pregnancy centers post information about abortion is a violation of the First Amendment and free speech rights.

Is abortion really safe? Critics respond to new study

Mar 19, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- A report calling the practice of abortion in the U.S. a safe procedure was published last week, causing multiple critics to question the accuracy of its findings.

How the Big Easy celebrates St. Joseph

Mar 19, 2018 - 03:31 pm .- Catholic culture is everywhere in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is the city’s defining celebration. The city’s cathedral is one of its most well-known landmarks. And in the days leading to March 19, the people of New Orleans take up a Catholic tradition that began in the Middle Ages - they build “St. Joseph altars.”

UK bill seeks to protect conscientious objection for medical practitioners

Mar 19, 2018 - 03:13 pm .- A bill in the British Parliament would clarify the rights of conscientious objection for medical professionals, protecting them from participating in medical procedures to which their beliefs are opposed.

Courage of St. Joseph highlighted at Mass for Congressional staffers

Mar 19, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- St. Joseph is a model of courage for those in political life today, Fr. Carter Griffin told attendees of Monday’s second-annual Gold Mass for Congressional Staff.

If a bishop doesn't pray, he's not doing his job, Pope Francis says

Mar 19, 2018 - 01:17 pm .- Pope Francis marked Monday's Solemnity of St. Joseph by ordaining three new bishops, telling them prayer is a primary ecclesial duty, and if they do not maintain a strong spiritual life, they are not fulfilling their vocation.

Pope encourages young people to ask tough questions at pre-synod launch

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:43 am .- Pope Francis opened this week's pre-synod meeting telling youth to hold nothing back and to have the courage to ask the “raw” and direct questions about life, love, and vocation.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, disgraced Scottish prelate, dies at 80

Mar 19, 2018 - 07:49 am .- Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of Edinburgh in 2013 after admitting to inappropriate sexual conduct throughout his ministry, died Monday at the age of 80.

Catholics in Indonesia will be alert during Holy Week in light of church attacks

Mar 19, 2018 - 06:01 am .- As there has been an increase in violence committed against parishes throughout Indonesia, Church officials in the country have urged Catholics to be vigilant, especially during Holy Week.