Archive of June 1, 2018

In an age of #MeToo, women take a ‘second look’ at the sexual revolution

Jun 1, 2018 - 04:43 pm .- Fifty years after the sexual revolution promised female empowerment through casual sex “without consequences,” scholars are looking into the far-reaching social effects of that revolution.  

After Irish referendum, abortion debate heats up in Northern Ireland

Jun 1, 2018 - 04:26 pm .- After Ireland voted to legalize abortion in a referendum last week, efforts have increased to legalize the procedure in Northern Ireland as well.

Bishop Murry released from hospital following chemo treatment

Jun 1, 2018 - 02:43 pm .- Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio was released from the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday evening, following a month of intensive chemotherapy treatment, the diocese said.

Iowa judge temporarily blocks heartbeat abortion ban

Jun 1, 2018 - 11:28 am .- An Iowa judge is temporarily blocking the state’s newly-signed “heartbeat bill” from going into effect, he announced on Friday.

Dicastery on Laity, Family, and Life issues document on sports

Jun 1, 2018 - 09:55 am .- Sports touch the lives of many people, and while they can be a vehicle for character growth, they can also pose moral dangers, as in cases of abuse or corruption, warned a Vatican document released Friday.

Pope names new bishop for Ruthenian eparchy in the US

Jun 1, 2018 - 08:29 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has tapped Slovakian-born Bishop Milan Lach S.J. as the new head of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma, which encompasses a large portion of the Midwest region of the United States.

Syrian priest: International community is key to lasting peace

Jun 1, 2018 - 12:04 am .- The key to ending Syria’s ongoing conflict lies not with the local people, but with the leaders of the international community, said a Syrian-born Franciscan priest this week.