Archive of May 29, 2018

Gender theory flourished in an ideological vacuum, cardinal says

May 29, 2018 - 10:08 pm .- Cardinal Gerhard Müller reflected recently on the rise of gender ideology, saying it flourished in the vacuum left by the collapse of fascism and Soviet communism as a “new religion”.

US Secretary of State announces major religious freedom meeting

May 29, 2018 - 04:33 pm .- The U.S. government will host its first-ever Ministerial Meeting to Advance Religious Freedom this summer, newly-confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced May 29.

US Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Arkansas abortion pill law

May 29, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- The Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood’s challenge to a 2015 law in Arkansas that requires doctors administering abortion pills to have contracts with physicians with hospital admitting privileges.

Do the Title X changes really threaten women's healthcare access?

May 29, 2018 - 03:49 pm .- A federal government proposal to remove Title X funding from programs and facilities that perform abortions has drawn considerable media attention, raising questions of whether such a move would impact women’s access to health care.

Irish bishop calls 'yes' voters on abortion referendum to come to confession

May 29, 2018 - 03:15 pm .- As the Republic of Ireland moved to legalize abortion over the weekend, one bishop has said that practicing Catholics who voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment should consider going to confession.

Vatican hospital issues new charter on rights of 'incurable' children

May 29, 2018 - 01:33 pm .- A month after the death of UK toddler Alfie Evans, the Vatican's Bambino Gesu children's hospital issued a new charter on the “rights of the incurable child,” outlining basic rights for both parents and children.

Bolivian cardinal-elect denies rumors of a wife and children

May 29, 2018 - 12:25 pm .- In a statement Tuesday, Bolivian bishop and Cardinal-elect Toribio Ticona strongly denounced rumors that he has a wife and children.

Pope Francis to visit Sicily in commemoration of Mafia-slain priest

May 29, 2018 - 10:35 am .- In September Pope Francis will visit the neighborhood and parish connected with a Sicilian priest killed by the Mafia in 1993, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of the “First Martyr of the Mafia.”