Archive of March 26, 2018

Mexican Senate approves medical conscientious objection bill

Mar 26, 2018 - 06:14 pm .- The Mexican Senate has approved a measure protecting the conscientious objections of medical personnel who hold moral or ethical objections to certain treatments.

Speak out against assisted suicide, bishop encourages Catholics of Guernsey

Mar 26, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- Legalizing assisted suicide is a false solution to the sufferings of the terminally ill, an English bishop has said in a Palm Sunday letter addressed to the faithful of the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Ambassador Brownback: World faces a 'critical moment' for religious minorities

Mar 26, 2018 - 04:11 pm .- “It is more dangerous now than any time in history to be a person of faith,” said Ambassador Sam Brownback at an event marking the second anniversary of U.S. recognition that the Islamic State committed genocide against religious minorities, including Christians, in Syria and Iraq.

How to get holy during Holy Week

Mar 26, 2018 - 04:10 pm .- As Catholics around the world are buying Easter candy and dyeing boiled eggs, two priests have offered suggestions for getting the most out of Holy Week.

Humanae Vitae is needed now more than ever, say conference attendees

Mar 26, 2018 - 03:45 pm .- Fifty years after its release, the teachings of Humanae Vitae are more relevant and necessary for the life of the Church than ever, participants at a recent symposium on the encyclical said.

French policeman who swapped with hostage praised for his sacrifice

Mar 26, 2018 - 03:07 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has penned a column for Holy Week highlighting the sacrifice of French Catholic policeman Arnaud Beltrame, comparing his death to save a stranger to the sacrifice Christ made on Good Friday.

US State Department honors Italian nun as a 'Woman of Courage'

Mar 26, 2018 - 01:06 pm .- An Italian nun working in war-torn parts of Africa was honored at the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage award ceremony last week, commended for her dedicated service to the poor and to internally displaced persons.

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop criticized for handling of abuse report

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:35 pm .- On Monday, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop John McAreavey of Dromore, Ireland, who had asked to step down earlier this month following media claims that he mishandled an abuse report in the early ‘90s.

Analysis: As things change in Vatican communications office, will they stay the same?

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- In the aftermath of Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò’s resignation as prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, rumors in Rome have begun circulating that Viganò’s former deputy, Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz, will be appointed in his place.

Pope sends prayers for victims of attack in France, fire in Russia

Mar 26, 2018 - 09:52 am .- On Monday Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences for victims of an alleged terrorist attack in southern France, and for those affected by a fire inside a shopping mall in Russia which has killed at least 64 people.