Archive of June 5, 2018

CUA board approves much-debated academic renewal plan

Jun 5, 2018 - 05:07 pm .- A hotly-debated renewal plan for the Catholic University of America, which included the elimination of 35 faculty positions, the reorganization of some departments and a recommitment to the arts, was approved by the school’s board of trustees Tuesday.

US Supreme Court throws out undocumented minor abortion ruling

Jun 5, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- On Monday the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court's decision from October which permitted an undocumented minor held in federal custody to an obtain an abortion.

Catholic churches offer relief after Guatemala's deadly volcano eruption

Jun 5, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- Three Catholic churches in Guatemala have opened their doors to shelter victims of Sunday’s sudden volcano eruption that devastated villages and left at least 70 people dead.

How UK Anglicans and Catholics are teaming up to fight modern slavery

Jun 5, 2018 - 04:31 pm .- Anglican and Catholic leaders in the UK are teaming up to fight modern-day slavery through a free app that helps identify forced labor at hand car washes.

German, African bishops affirm continued need to evangelize

Jun 5, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- During a meeting last month between representatives of the bishops of Africa and Germany discussing integral human development, both groups affirmed their need to continue the work of evangelization.

Sunday Mass is not optional, UK archbishop reminds Catholics

Jun 5, 2018 - 12:41 pm .- In a pastoral letter for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews & Edinburgh stressed the importance of the Sunday Mass obligation for Catholics.

Peripheries, truth, and hope: Pope Francis on upstanding journalism

Jun 5, 2018 - 11:32 am .- Ahead the presentation of the Biagio Agnes International Journalism Award, Pope Francis advised journalists to consider of all walks of life in their work, pursue truth, and always introduce hope.

Pope offers prayer, solidarity for victims of Guatemala eruption

Jun 5, 2018 - 08:18 am .- With the death count of a massive volcanic eruption in Guatemala already at 65, Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the victims, their families and the thousands who have lost their homes due to the calamity.

Full text of Pope Francis' letter to the Church in Chile

Jun 5, 2018 - 07:53 am .- In a letter to Catholics in Chile on May 31, Pope Francis said he is ashamed of the Church's failure to listen to victims, and urged all the baptized to make a commitment to ending the culture of abuse and cover-up.

Hindu nationalists trample papal image, call for Christian-free India

Jun 5, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Hindu nationalists trampled a photo of Pope Francis near Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi in a video calling for a Christian-free India which was recently posted online.

UN contraception campaign 'undermines' Rohingya refugees

Jun 5, 2018 - 12:10 am .- A United Nations-led campaign to provide contraception to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps fails to show respect for the views of the already vulnerable community, said one human rights group.