Archive of May 21, 2018

A hospice that hurried death? Texas courts to weigh criminal charges

May 21, 2018 - 08:00 pm .- In a legal case that includes allegations of death-hastening drug use and falsified do-not-resuscitate orders, a former hospice executive has admitted speeding the deaths of patients to boost the company’s profits.

Mobile Mercy Shelter celebrates its first anniversary

May 21, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A Catholic “Mobile Mercy Shelter” celebrated its first anniversary in service to the poor and homeless in the city of Concepción, Chile.

How can the US Church reach young adults? By building relationships

May 21, 2018 - 04:11 pm .- The question of how the U.S. Church can better reach young adults who are not actively engaged in their faith was at the heart of a three-day conference in Washington, D.C. last week.

125,000 additional Irish register to vote on abortion referendum

May 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to vote.

Commentary: Did the pope say that God made someone gay?

May 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- I am not a priest or deacon, or even a counselor or pastoral care worker. But in more than a decade of full-time work in the Church, I’ve often sat with people who are confronting some difficult cross they have to carry, some heavy burden that’s been placed upon them.

Analysis: With new appointments, Pope Francis puts his mark on the College of Cardinals

May 21, 2018 - 12:32 pm .- Pope Francis’ fifth consistory marks an important shift within the College of Cardinals: it is the first time in the five years of this pontificate that in a possible future conclave the number of cardinals created by Pope Francis will surpass the number of cardinals created by his predecessors.

Chilean bishop suspends 12 priests, apologizes for not acting sooner

May 21, 2018 - 12:23 pm .- Over the weekend, Chilean Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić suspended several priests after allegations of sexual misconduct were raised against them. He apologized for not following up when the accusations were first brought to his attention.

Pope Francis: Like Mary, the Church is a mother

May 21, 2018 - 09:53 am .- Pope Francis celebrated the first feast of Mary, Mother of the Church Monday saying that without the emphasis placed on motherhood, the Church would be isolated, composed of no more than “old bachelors.”