Archive of May 11, 2018

Could Google's ban on ads rig Ireland’s abortion vote?

May 11, 2018 - 09:49 pm .- Internet giant Google has decided to bar all ads related to a fast-approaching referendum on legalizing abortion in Ireland. The decision drew much fire from pro-life critics, and some observers say the move unquestionably hurt efforts to preserve the Eighth Amendment, Ireland’s constitutional recognition of the unborn’s right to life.

Photos: 15,000 Canadians march for life in Ottawa

May 11, 2018 - 04:31 pm .- An estimated 15,000 people attended the Canadian March for Life on Thursday in Ottawa.

Commentary: Virtue and a losing team

May 11, 2018 - 03:59 pm .- Last week I offered to spend an afternoon carrying things for my aunt, who wanted to go to an airplane hanger-sized thrift store and see how much of it would fit in her car.

Francis: Catholics and Eastern Orthodox have a common 'heritage of holiness'

May 11, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- In a meeting with the leader of the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church Friday, Pope Francis recalled two of the saints the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches have in common – Sts. Cyril and Methodius – remarking on the holiness both Churches have inherited.

No monkey business: Chimps don’t have human rights, philosophers say

May 11, 2018 - 11:00 am .- After a New York judge said that courts must seriously consider whether animals deserve some legal protections afforded to people, Catholic philosophers say that human beings are unique, and that, when it comes to law and ethics, that matters.

Selfies and Twitter – how one Polish diocese is promoting life

May 11, 2018 - 10:36 am .- The Archdiocese of Lublin has launched a campaign urging Catholics to take to social media in defense of the unborn, using selfies as a way to voice gratitude for one's life and the right to be born.

New US immigration policy violates 'sanctity of the family,' critic says

May 11, 2018 - 03:03 am .- The Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy for illegal entry into the U.S. is inhumane and will split up families seeking safety, a Catholic analyst of migration policy warned.

Once on the verge of closing, Italian monastery sees vocation revival

May 11, 2018 - 12:16 am .- The investiture of Sister Maria Vittoria della Croce last month marked the first ceremony of its kind to be held in the Italian city of Barletta since the 1940s.