Archive of April 28, 2018

Report finds dramatic increase in anti-Semitic harassment in the West

Apr 28, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- A drastic uptick in anti-Semitic harassment in the West has left many Jews feeling threatened, to the point where many have either fled their home countries or relocated within them, a new report finds.

Did Irish saints perform abortions? Don’t believe it, scholars say

Apr 28, 2018 - 07:11 am .- Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in abortions, warn critics ahead of a key May 25 referendum that could repeal Ireland’s constitutional protections for the unborn.

Pope begins meetings with Chilean abuse survivors

Apr 28, 2018 - 04:06 am .- Last night Pope Francis began individual meetings with three survivors of clerical sexual abuse from Chile following a major apology earlier this month. The encounters, which have no time limit, will go on throughout the weekend and on Monday.

Alfie Evans dies amid outpouring of prayer, support

Apr 28, 2018 - 12:07 am .- Ailing toddler Alfie Evans, whose plight has tugged at the world's heartstrings throughout the past week, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after being removed from life support.