Archive of April 13, 2018

How hospitals are targeted in the Syrian civil war

Apr 13, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Hospitals have become military targets in Syria, making it difficult to provide aid to victims of the country’s civil war, according to leaders of NGO and human rights groups working in the region.

Catholic agencies concerned by drastic drop in Syrian refugees admitted to US

Apr 13, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- Catholic leaders have said that the dramatic decrease in the number of Syrian refugees accepted by the United States is of great humanitarian concern.

Salvadoran bishops visit US to ask that migrant protections be restored

Apr 13, 2018 - 04:14 pm .- A group of prominent Church officials from El Salvador visited the United States this week to urge a reconsideration of recent changes to immigration policy.

Legion of Christ reiterates commitment to Maciel's victims

Apr 13, 2018 - 01:20 pm .- The Legion of Christ has issued a renewed apology for abuses committed by the institute’s founder, and pledged to reach out to victims individually to respond to requests for compensation.  

In wake of Francis apology, Chilean bishops to propose renewal plan

Apr 13, 2018 - 11:00 am .- A renewal plan for the Church in Chile will be submitted to Pope Francis by Chilean bishops when they gather next month at the Vatican, the president of the Chilean bishops' conference said.

Scottish bishop: BBC video exemplifies anti-Catholic prejudice

Apr 13, 2018 - 10:52 am .- Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has criticized a video on homophobia posted by BBC Scotland in which the Eucharist is parodied, being said to “taste like cardboard” and “smell like hate.”

This Catholic Arts Competition aims to foster beautiful Christian art

Apr 13, 2018 - 03:01 am .- A Catholic liberal arts college in Pennsylvania is hosting its seventh biennial Catholic Arts Competition and Exhibition to move artists and buyers towards diverse, original, and beautiful Christian art.

Study finds decline in global death penalty numbers

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:00 am .- After a record-high year of death sentences implemented around the world in 2016, a new report released by Amnesty International shows an overall decrease in capital punishment during 2017.