Archive of May 16, 2018

Nigeria's bishops call for processions to honor those killed in church attack

May 16, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have called on each of the nation’s dioceses to organize peaceful processions May 22 in solidarity with the funeral for two priests and 17 others killed in an attack by Fulani herdsmen on a parish church.

Judge rules California assisted suicide law was wrongfully rushed

May 16, 2018 - 04:42 pm .- California’s assisted suicide law was wrongly passed in a special legislative session, ruled a California judge this week.

Church-mediated dialogue to overcome Nicaraguan crisis begins

May 16, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Talks to overcome several weeks of anti-government protests and riots in Nicaragua which have been met harshly by security forces began Wednesday under the mediation of the Catholic Church.

Archbishop Chaput: New Pope Francis movie is a beautiful tribute

May 16, 2018 - 02:54 pm .- The upcoming film, “Pope Francis: A Man of his Word,” has won praise from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who applauded the movie’s compelling portrayal of the Holy Father.

Catholic leaders condemn use of disproportionate force at Gaza-Israel border

May 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis lamented the latest violence in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, expressing his distress that the region is “increasingly moving away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiations.”

Military bases under consideration to hold undocumented children

May 16, 2018 - 11:54 am .- Federal officials are evaluating U.S. military bases as temporary shelters for immigrant children who will be separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally under a new Trump administration policy.

Homeless woman says 'miracle' allowed her to come to Rome

May 16, 2018 - 10:56 am .- When Marina “Nina” Vela learned that she had been selected from the community of homeless people on the streets of Denver to go on an annual pilgrimage to Rome, she did not believe the trip would actually happen.

Pope Francis decries 'spiral of violence' in Middle East

May 16, 2018 - 04:46 am .- Expressing his sorrow for those who have lost their lives, Pope Francis Wednesday called for peace and dialogue in the Middle East, which has faced increased violence during the transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Bishops object as Illinois governor pushes to reinstate death penalty

May 16, 2018 - 12:09 am .- The Catholic Conference of Illinois decried the governor’s call to re-establish the death penalty, which has not been used in the state in nearly 20 years.