Archive of March 20, 2018

What Mary Eberstadt told Notre Dame about 'Humanae Vitae'

Mar 20, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- Author Mary Eberstadt told students at the University of Notre Dame Tuesday that a 50-year-old document on contraception is critical to understanding the state of contemporary culture.

'We are the Church of hope' - Vatican youth delegates speak up

Mar 20, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- Young people from around the world have begun a meeting at the Vatican by voicing their hopes and expectations from the Church regarding the challenges they face and the questions life poses.

Catholics decry Swedish political party's plan to close all religious schools

Mar 20, 2018 - 03:48 pm .- Catholic educators in Sweden have denounced a political party’s promise to ban all religious schools as a political maneuver capitalizing on people’s fears in order to obtain votes.

Pro-life pregnancy centers hopeful after arguing before Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2018 - 02:38 pm .- Attorneys for a pro-life pregnancy center resource group are optimistic following Tuesday’s oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court, in the case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra.

Polish bishops applaud bill to ban abortions based on disability

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm .- As pro-life legislation moves forward in Poland, the nation’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference applauded the measure, stressing that every human person has the right to life.

Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:30 pm .- A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a Mississippi law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks into pregnancy.

Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Mass will be at a prison

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:04 am .- Continuing his custom of saying Holy Thursday Mass outside a sacred place, Pope Francis this year will visit one of Rome’s most well-known prisons, the Regina Coeli, located in the historic Trastevere neighborhood.

Pope Francis sends condolences for death of Cardinal O’Brien

Mar 20, 2018 - 07:38 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis offered his condolences for the death of Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, the disgraced former archbishop of Edinburgh, who died Monday at the age of 80 in a hospital in northern England.

The female nuclear physicist who created a fertility app

Mar 20, 2018 - 03:02 am .- Meet Elina Berglund: a nuclear physicist who will be known as the woman who developed the first natural cycle fertility app that is internationally certified to be as an effective means of avoiding pregnancy.