Archive of May 7, 2018

USCCB asks ‘compassion’ for 86,000 Hondurans facing deportation

May 7, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Temporary protected status (TPS) protections will not be renewed for Honduran nationals living in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. The director of the US bishops’ migration services program has said ending TPS protections for Hondurans would be inhumane.

Nigerian clergy condemn passivity of security forces in wake of attack

May 7, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- In the wake of an attack that left two priests and 17 worshippers dead, Nigerian clergy are condemning the passivity of government security forces and pleading for more aid in defense against the violent herdsmen responsible for the killings.

Christian leaders in Jerusalem respond to vandalism by settlers

May 7, 2018 - 04:27 pm .- Church leaders are defending the need for a Christian presence in the Old City of Jerusalem, as some report increased vandalism, verbal abuse, and aggressive property acquisition by Jewish settlers.

Hundreds of thousands march for life across Latin America

May 7, 2018 - 03:32 pm .- Huge crowds across Latin America took to the streets in recent days to call for the protection of human life from conception to natural death.

Two Franciscan friars plead guilty to endangering children in Pennsylvania

May 7, 2018 - 12:58 pm .- Two Franciscan friars who served as superiors of their community in Pennsylvania have pled guilty to charges of endangering children, for allowing a friar suspected of sexual abuse to continue to work with children.

Alliance Defending Freedom booted from Amazon Smile program over 'hate group' label

May 7, 2018 - 11:16 am .- Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal organization that promotes life, marriage and religious liberty, has been removed from the “AmazonSmile” charitable giving program after being designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Vatican promotes 'Bridges of Solidarity' for Venezuelan emigrants

May 7, 2018 - 10:18 am .- The ongoing crisis in Venezuela has produced a tremendous flow of emigration, with thousands fleeing the instability and hyperinflation under Nicolas Maduro's socialist government to seek refuge in neighboring countries.