Archive of May 23, 2018

Church in Peru launches collection to help Venezuelan refugees

May 23, 2018 - 11:01 pm .- The bishops of Peru have launched a campaign to collect funds to provide for the basic needs of Venezuelan refugees living in the country.

Your vote is the unborn child's voice, pro-lifers say in Irish abortion debate

May 23, 2018 - 11:00 pm .- Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters will be asked to remove constitutional protections for the unborn, known as the Eighth Amendment. The government-backed law, critics said, would harm those who have no voice.

Augustine Institute releases video series on the Eucharist

May 23, 2018 - 10:49 pm .- The wealth of the Catholic Church’s teachings and traditions can be challenging for many to understand, which is why the Augustine Institute has released a new video series focused on the Eucharist.

Foreign bishops respond to German intercommunion proposal

May 23, 2018 - 06:04 pm .- Several bishops from outside Germany have critiqued a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some limited circumstances, citing the proposal’s effects on their own local Churches.

‘The most welcoming place’ - How the Church can reach out to the LGBT community

May 23, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Daniel Mattson is accustomed to talking about same-sex attraction. He’s written a book on the subject, and he speaks to audience often about his experience as a Catholic striving to follow the Church’s teaching about chastity. In a recent interview with CNA, Mattson offered some lessons the Church can learn about engagement with the LGBT community.

China may lift its two-child policy - here's what that could mean  

May 23, 2018 - 04:29 pm .- Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of a possible law change, and the effects it would have.

Bigotry and politics: what this British MP said about faith in the public square

May 23, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- The Conservative Party member of the British parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg is in the spotlight this week for recent comments he made regarding anti-religious bigotry in the public square.

Humanae Vitae needs no update, commission chair says

May 23, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- The professor who chaired a Vatican study group on Humanae Vitae stressed that the Bl. Paul VI’s encyclical “needs no updating.”

Clerical abuse arose from misuse of authority, Chilean priest says

May 23, 2018 - 12:32 pm .- One of the Chilean priests affected by the abuses of Fr. Fernando Karadima who will meet with Pope Francis in June said Wednesday that such abuses stemmed from misuse of authority.

Trump at SBA gala: 'Vote for love' and 'vote for life'

May 23, 2018 - 12:23 pm .- Delivering the keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for Life Gala, President Donald Trump emphasized the importance of electing pro-life candidates in the upcoming November midterm elections.

The Holy Spirit makes our works effective, Pope Francis says

May 23, 2018 - 05:45 am .- The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt and light' in the world, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Ninja priest? Meet the unlikely new contestant on a hit TV show

May 23, 2018 - 12:45 am .- Among the contestants on season 10 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, there’s one who stands out.

Wounded veterans seek healing and peace in the waters of Lourdes

May 23, 2018 - 12:29 am .- American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the Knights of Columbus.