Archive of April 18, 2018

Hartford archdiocese, Knights of Columbus partner to aid Islamic State victims

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:06 pm .- In a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Hartford are fundraising money to aid the religious minorities persecuted by the Islamic State.

In Alabama, EWTN remembers Bishop Foley’s service to the Church

Apr 18, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- The death of Birmingham’s Bishop Emeritus David Foley prompted tributes from those he served, including the EWTN Global Catholic Network, where he served as a board member and television show host.

Buffer zones and abortion clinics: why this English bishop is concerned

Apr 18, 2018 - 03:24 pm .- After a London borough passed an ordinance earlier this month establishing a buffer zone around a local abortion clinic, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said he was concerned by the unjust measure.

Critics blast US crackdown on protected Vietnamese immigrants

Apr 18, 2018 - 02:54 pm .- Thousands of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S. who were previously protected under an agreement largely for refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam could face detention and deportation in coming months.

Irish archbishop: The Christian vision of family is attainable

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:53 am .- One of the leading organizers of this year's World Meeting of Families has said the gathering aims to show the world that living the Christian ideal of marriage and family life is not impossible, but is something realistic that can be attained.

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:58 am .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to publish guidelines permitting non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist in some limited circumstances.

Father of Alfie Evans meets with pope, pleads for asylum in Italy

Apr 18, 2018 - 05:20 am .- A private meeting took place early Wednesday morning between Pope Francis and Tom Evans, the father of two-year-old Alfie Evans, who is currently at the center of a legal battle to keep him alive.

The sign of the cross is our badge, Pope Francis says

Apr 18, 2018 - 03:50 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God.

For opposing gay marriage, she's facing death threats and million-dollar lawsuits

Apr 18, 2018 - 03:04 am .- When Barronelle Stutzman took a stand for her Christian beliefs nearly five years ago, she never imagined that she would eventually be appealing to the US Supreme Court to defend her decision.