Archive of May 24, 2018

Bishops urge Nicaraguan president to investigate violence against protestors

May 24, 2018 - 05:10 pm .- Nicaragua's bishops urged president Daniel Ortega Tuesday to comply with a recommendation that he investigate April's violence in order to facilitate talks between the opposition and his government.

Be missionary disciples, Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholic prayer breakfast

May 24, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, who gave the keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 24, 2018.

Appeals court denies stay of ruling against California assisted suicide law

May 24, 2018 - 04:02 pm .- A state appellate court on Wednesday denied a request for an immediate stay of a ruling which said California's assisted suicide law was wrongly passed in a special legislative session.

Pro-life medical clinic demands removal from 'libelous' video

May 24, 2018 - 03:15 pm .- A video that frames a Colorado women’s clinic as a bogus, sub-par healthcare provider is libelous, said the clinic’s directors and lawyer, who are demanding that it be corrected.

Archbishop Chaput highlights voices of young adults ahead of synod

May 24, 2018 - 02:36 pm .- In an effort to highlight the voices of young people ahead of the Synod on Youth this fall, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is periodically offering his column space in the diocesan newspaper to young adults over the next four months.

Nationwide protests in Nigeria ask government to improve church security

May 24, 2018 - 12:38 pm .- Catholics from across Nigeria participated in peaceful protests on Tuesday, calling for greater government protection following a recent attack at a Catholic Church that left 19 dead.

Report: Pope Francis affirms Church practice against admitting gay men to seminary

May 24, 2018 - 11:08 am .- In a closed-door speech to Italian bishops on Monday, Pope Francis reportedly spoke about the number and quality of seminary candidates, including concerns about their sexual orientation.

After five decades, Pacem in terris is still relevant, Francis says

May 24, 2018 - 05:29 am .- Speaking about St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on establishing universal peace, Pacem in terris, Pope Francis said that even 55 years after its publication, the document still stands as “a permanent commitment” to peace.

Reform bill the ‘first step’ to restorative prison justice, advocates say

May 24, 2018 - 05:00 am .- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed prison reform legislation that would integrate faith-based programs into federal prisons to help prisoners prepare to successfully reenter society.

A Catholic mom made a big difference in her community – by speaking up

May 24, 2018 - 12:29 am .- Abriana Chilelli is a Catholic mother of four children who lives in Denver, Colo.