Archive of May 17, 2018

Trump plan could strip Title X funds from abortion providers

May 17, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- The Trump administration on Friday will announce a plan to ensure that Title X family planning funding does not go to programs or facilities that promote or perform abortions, CNA has learned.

Swedish town approves Islamic call to prayer after having denied church bells

May 17, 2018 - 04:54 pm .- A town in southern Sweden granted permission this week to allow Islamic calls to prayer for the local mosque – a move some are calling controversial in light of the town’s previous denial of the use of bells by the Catholic parish.

As Hawaii volcano rumbles, Catholic agencies help those in need

May 17, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- With ongoing volcanic activity continuing to threaten the area surrounding Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, local Catholics are offering a helping hand to those who have been evacuated.

Letter asks Trump to remember political prisoners in North Korea negotiations

May 17, 2018 - 04:29 pm .- As President Donald Trump prepares for a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, religious freedom advocates are urging the U.S. president to negotiate the release of the remaining prisoners in North Korea’s labor camps.

Foster parents join Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services in discrimination lawsuit

May 17, 2018 - 02:39 pm .- A group of foster parents and social workers appeared in court on Wednesday, asking that the city of Philadelphia rescind its decision to ban a Catholic organization from placing children in foster homes.

Analysis: The solid grounds of the CDF’s new economics document

May 17, 2018 - 02:09 pm .- The notion of “proximate immorality” is the most remarkable news in the just released text by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for the Promotion of the Integral Human Development, titled Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones.

Pope to Chilean bishops: Serve Christ in victims of abuse

May 17, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis thanked Chile's bishops for their “frank” dialogue during a 3-day Vatican meeting on the Chilean abuse scandals, and asked them to focus on serving abuse victims as they return to their dioceses and prepare to implement short and long term resolutions.

Midwife: Repealing Ireland's abortion amendment would harm women

May 17, 2018 - 12:36 pm .- Eliminating Ireland’s constitutional protection of life inside the womb would have negative consequences on not only the unborn, but on women and society, said an Irish bioethicicst and midwife.

Vatican offices urge re-calibration of financial markets

May 17, 2018 - 12:20 pm .- Two Vatican offices called Thursday for the development of new forms of economy and finance with  regulations directed to the common good and respect for human dignity.

The royal engagement: What Catholics should know

May 17, 2018 - 09:53 am .- In 1936, when British King Edward VIII declared that he was intended to marry Wallis Simpson, he abdicated the throne.

Church pleads for prayers ahead of Ireland's abortion referendum

May 17, 2018 - 03:02 am .- With a referendum vote that could legalize abortion in Ireland just days away, the country’s clergy and Church leaders are asking the world for prayers.

Mexican bishops unveil pastoral plan to prepare for major anniversaries

May 17, 2018 - 12:04 am .- The bishops of Mexico have announced a pastoral project to strengthen the country’s Christian identity in preparation for major anniversaries of Christ’s Paschal mystery and the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.