Archive of April 11, 2018

Director of women’s clinic: Abortion pill reversal is safe and effective

Apr 11, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The director of a women’s clinic in Denver said that she has found an abortion pill reversal protocol to be safe and effective with her patients, following a recently published study on the procedure.

Full text of Pope Francis' letter to Chilean bishops

Apr 11, 2018 - 04:16 pm .- In a letter addressed to Chile's bishops, Pope Francis admitted to making “serious mistakes” in handling the nation's massive sex abuse crisis and asked for forgiveness. The pope summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome to address the issue, and invited victims to meet with him as well.

Algerian martyrs to be beatified in Oran this year

Apr 11, 2018 - 03:57 pm .- The Algerian government has approved the holding of a beatification Mass in Oran for seven French Trappist monks who were martyred in the country in 1996, AFP reports.

Charged with concealing abuse, Australian archbishop affirms innocence

Apr 11, 2018 - 02:46 pm .- During court proceedings in Australia this week, Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide maintained his innocence, denying allegations that he concealed a serious sexual abuse offense allegedly disclosed to him in the 1970s.

Facebook CEO apologizes for 'mistake' of blocking Catholic content

Apr 11, 2018 - 01:12 pm .- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised.

Pope Francis admits 'serious mistakes' in Chile sex abuse case

Apr 11, 2018 - 01:11 pm .- In a letter addressed to Chile's bishops, Pope Francis admitted to making “serious mistakes” in handling the nation's massive sex abuse crisis and asked for forgiveness. The pope summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome to address the issue, and invited victims to meet with him as well.

Papal commission asks Francis for synod on the role of women in the Church

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:48 pm .- The Pontifical Commission for Latin America has proposed that Pope Francis convoke a synod on the role of women in the life and mission of the Church.

Rome seminar highlights 'unsung heroes' among religious sisters

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:11 am .- A symposium in Rome on “women religious on the front lines” praised the often unrecognized and unappreciated work of religious sisters, especially those working with survivors of human trafficking and war.

Paul Ryan announces retirement from Congress

Apr 11, 2018 - 09:48 am .- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for reelection this November, he announced on Wednesday. Ryan’s departure confirms rumors that began swirling in mid-December 2017. He will retire in January, at the conclusion of his term.

Children should be baptized in the faith, Pope Francis says

Apr 11, 2018 - 07:43 am .- Pope Francis spoke about the sacrament of Baptism on Wednesday, emphasizing the importance of the Catholic practice of baptizing infants, since the grace of the Holy Spirit helps them to grow in virtue.

President of France calls on Catholics to engage politically

Apr 11, 2018 - 03:03 am .- French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the importance of a Catholic voice in the country’s political debates, particularly on bioethical issues, in an address to the French bishops April 9.  

Analysis: Who is the Pope’s new canon law expert?

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The new president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts is a well-respected canon law expert, with pastoral, scholarly, and curial experience.