Archive of May 10, 2018

Disability groups oppose using botanist's death to advance assisted suicide agenda

May 10, 2018 - 05:21 pm .- Botanist David Goodall ended his life May 10 in Switzerland by assisted suicide, a procedure which he had long advocated legalizing in his home country of Australia.

Canadians oppose abortion requirement for summer job grants, poll finds

May 10, 2018 - 02:49 pm .- A recent survey indicates that a majority of Canadians disapprove of a new provision in the Canada Summer Job Grants program which requires organizations to support the government’s pro-choice view to receive public funding.

Cardinal Errazuriz will not participate in Chilean bishops' meeting in Rome

May 10, 2018 - 02:21 pm .- Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, archbishop emeritus of Santiago, has said that he will not take part in a meeting between Chile’s bishops and the pope next week to discuss a report on allegations of abuse cover-up in the Latin American country.

Taiwan's bishops gather at the Vatican for first time in 10 years

May 10, 2018 - 10:29 am .- The bishops of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, arrived in Rome earlier this week ahead of meetings with the pope and other Vatican officials – the first such visit in 10 years, and their first meeting with Francis since his election.

Pope tells lay movements to be bold, persevere in living the Gospel

May 10, 2018 - 05:17 am .- Pope Francis Thursday paid a visit to two small Catholic communities in central Italy dedicated to living solidarity and promoting ecumenical unity, telling members that their “prophetic” way of living the Gospel must continue with boldness and perseverance.

Repealing Ireland's pro-life amendment could have dire consequences, bishop warns

May 10, 2018 - 03:00 am .- Ireland’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize abortion is “a vital issue of life or death” that threatens to change the country forever, Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe told his diocese.