Archive of May 4, 2018

Prayer necessary for consecrated life, Pope Francis notes

May 4, 2018 - 04:46 pm .- Prayer, poverty, and patience are essential to living religious life, Pope Francis said Friday to a gathering of consecrated men and women.

Bishop Fabre to head US bishops' anti-racism committee

May 4, 2018 - 04:31 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism will have a new chairman, following Bishop George Murry’s resignation from the position after being diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Iowa governor signs Fetal Heartbeat Bill into law

May 4, 2018 - 03:56 pm .- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday afternoon signed into law the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, which prohibits doctors from performing an abortion after the detection of the baby’s heartbeat.

Former Vatican communications chief gives talk on fake news

May 4, 2018 - 12:51 pm .- Six weeks after resigning as head of the Vatican communications office over a fake news controversy, Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano gave a talk on the subject of fake news at a high-profile conference in Rome.

Mexican bishop warns against mob justice: 'violence engenders more violence'

May 4, 2018 - 11:46 am .- Bishop Gerardo de Jesús Rojas Lopez of Tabasco in southern Mexico criticized acts of mob justice recently carried out by the community against alleged thieves.

Pope Francis extends mandate of special delegate to Knights of Malta

May 4, 2018 - 05:06 am .- Fifteen months after appointing Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu as his personal envoy to the Knights of Malta, Pope Francis extended the original mandate, requesting that the bishop stay in the post until the order has concluded its reform.