Archive of April 6, 2018

Parents in Ohio ask court to recognize personhood of embryos

Apr 6, 2018 - 05:24 pm .- After an in vitro fertilization clinic in Ohio lost more than 4,000 eggs and embryos, one of the couples is suing the clinic, asking a court to recognize an embryo as a person.

Wuerl: On ‘Humanae Vitae’ anniversary, we renew fidelity to the pope

Apr 6, 2018 - 05:14 pm .- “The Church, from the very beginning, has always recognized the special and unique role of Peter,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the closing Mass of a Catholic University of America symposium on the 50th anniversary of papal encyclical Humanae Vitae.

Alfie Evans’ parents say he is improving, as hospital seeks date to end life support

Apr 6, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- As the parents of a sick toddler fight for continued treatment, saying that he is showing signs of improvement, the hospital where he is staying is requesting court permission to end his life support.

Remember the missionaries of mercy? Here's what they've been up to

Apr 6, 2018 - 02:07 pm .- Hundreds of Pope Francis' missionaries of mercy are gathering at the Vatican in coming days for formation and fellowship, for the first time since their mandate was extended at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy.

Analysis: What to expect from a weekend conference on Church 'confusion'

Apr 6, 2018 - 11:05 am .- Before he died, the late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, emeritus Archbishop of Bologna, told friends that he wished for a conference that would gather bishops and other Catholics to reflect on the state of the Church.

Why Catholic dioceses are teaming up with Young Life

Apr 6, 2018 - 10:21 am .- Partnerships between dioceses and the ecumenical evangelization group Young Life aim to connect Catholic youths with their Catholic parishes.  

In April, Pope Francis prays for people with economic responsibility

Apr 6, 2018 - 04:27 am .- In his prayer video for the month of April, Pope Francis requested prayers for those who have a large responsibility when it comes to economic affairs, that they will always value what is good for the human person over profit.

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It's not where you might think

Apr 6, 2018 - 03:03 am .- Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white pouring from his heart; St. Faustina, called the “Apostle of Divine Mercy;” and the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland.

The fertility doctor who impregnated a patient - and the ethics of procreation

Apr 6, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A woman who discovered that her biological father is the fertility doctor who helped her mother conceive has filed a lawsuit against him. A leading bioethicist says the case points to the risk of devastation posed by artificial methods of conception.