Archive of April 19, 2018

Vietnamese pastor who was jailed for faith says it was 'God's gift to me'

Apr 19, 2018 - 04:09 pm .- After surviving six years of imprisonment and torture, Vietnamese pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh told CNA that prayer sustained him through his physical suffering and pain.

Five things Catholics can do to support international religious liberty

Apr 19, 2018 - 03:09 pm .- At the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Summit on Wednesday, Robert George shared five steps Catholics can take to support religious freedom at home and abroad.

Appeals court blocks Ohio law defunding Planned Parenthood

Apr 19, 2018 - 02:07 pm .- An Ohio law which blocked federal taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state was struck down by a federal appeals court on Wednesday.

Catholic communicators urge greater respect in public discourse

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm .- This week, Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for more respectful dialogue in the public sphere, saying that fake news and polemics must be overcome with truth, mercy and openness.

Cardinal Marx reportedly to speak to Pope Francis on intercommunion handout

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- The German bishops' conference has denied reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected its planned proposal to publish guidelines permitting non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist in some limited circumstances.

Archbishop Chaput thinks you should read this young Catholic's letter

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:28 am .- In a time of cultural confusion and challenge, youth need clarity and guidance from the Church – and failure to give it could be disastrous, says a young father who wrote to Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

Benedictines provide an 'oasis' of silence, Pope Francis says

Apr 19, 2018 - 09:42 am .- Speaking to members of Benedictine communities in Rome Thursday, Pope Francis said the religious order provides a space for quiet and prayer in an otherwise rushed world, helping people to put God at the center of their lives.

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services builds hospital to last

Apr 19, 2018 - 03:02 am .- The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.

Greeks for God: College ministry brings fraternities, sororities to Christ

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:50 am .- Fraternities and sororities are widely known for two things on a college campus. ??