Archive of June 6, 2018

NY bill no help for victims of sex abuse at public institutions - legal analyst

Jun 6, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Backers of a New York bill to open a lawsuit window for civil action from victims of past sexual abuse are wrong to say it would apply to public institutions, a former judge has said.

Analysis: Cardinal Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, at the elite Bilderberg meeting

Jun 6, 2018 - 04:26 pm .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, will take part in the Bilderberg Conference, an annual private gathering of global political, business and media leaders, set to take place this year in Turin, Italy, June 7 – 10.

As wildfires burn in southwest US, Catholics offer prayer, support

Jun 6, 2018 - 04:05 pm .- As ongoing wildfires rage through the southwest region of the United States, local dioceses are offering their prayers and support for victims.

Ninth annual Rosary Relay to cover globe in prayer for priests

Jun 6, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the priestly vocation.

Maryland town met with support, prayer in aftermath of devastating flood

Jun 6, 2018 - 02:27 pm .- Perched on a hill overlooking the rivers and railroad tracks in Ellicott City, Maryland, stands St. Paul’s Catholic Church – a place where many Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore go to pray.

Update: Vatican investigators will arrive in Chile next week

Jun 6, 2018 - 11:39 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday that to help with the process of healing in Chile, Pope Francis will send Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu to the Diocese of Osorno, and will issue a pastoral letter on the nation's abuse crisis.

Pope focuses on social media use in June prayer video

Jun 6, 2018 - 11:02 am .- In his prayer video for June, Pope Francis asked that digital communications and social media platforms would be a place of inclusion and encounter, rather than isolation and “alienation.”

Pope Francis: The Church is not just the bishops – it's everyone

Jun 6, 2018 - 04:19 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday said that the sacrament of Confirmation is a gift meant to be shared with other people, both inside and outside of the Church, which he stressed is not only the hierarchy, but is made up of all baptized faithful.

When Robert F. Kennedy's mourners found refuge in the rosary

Jun 6, 2018 - 03:01 am .- When presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot in a California hotel on June 5, 1968, his supporters prayed.

Vanity Fair ad takes '#MeToo' campaign to victims of religious violence

Jun 6, 2018 - 12:52 am .- A new ad in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine has given the global #MeToo movement another dimension, shining a spotlight on women who have suffered persecution, rape and violence due to their faith.