Archive of June 7, 2018

More than 400,000 pro-life signatures presented to Argentine legislature

Jun 7, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- In the run-up to a Congressional vote on a pending abortion bill, 417,000 signatures expressing support for the unborn and their mothers were presented June 5 to Argentina’s legislature.

Why some Catholics are skeptical of Pride Month

Jun 7, 2018 - 05:08 pm .- While the month of June is marked by LGBT pride events, some Catholic critics have voiced wariness and concern that the events draw people away from God’s plan for humankind.

Court dismisses suit over Northern Ireland abortion law, on technicality

Jun 7, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- The UK Supreme Court threw out a case challenging Northern Ireland's abortion law on Thursday, saying the commission which brought the case does not have standing to do so. However, the judges also said the current law violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

UN Human Rights Office condemns US border separation of families

Jun 7, 2018 - 03:42 pm .- Maria had been a victim of sex trafficking and abuse by a local gang when she fled Guatemala. Taking her 3-year-old son, Jose, she made the trek to the U.S. border, seeking asylum in the United States.

Congressmen call for investigation into Planned Parenthood abuse cover-ups

Jun 7, 2018 - 02:04 pm .- Several members of Congress have asked the federal government to investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood has covered-up acts of sexual abuse.

Lay rector a first at the 'Pope's university'

Jun 7, 2018 - 01:58 pm .- For the first time in its 245-year history, a lay professor has been appointed rector of the Pontifical Lateran University, also known as the “Pope’s university.”

After major immigration raid, Ohio bishop decries 'broken system'

Jun 7, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- The U.S. immigration system is broken and in need of reform, said the Bishop of Cleveland after more than 100 immigrants were arrested by authorities on Tuesday.

Pope Francis sends liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez a birthday greeting

Jun 7, 2018 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis has sent a birthday greeting to Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, widely considered the father of liberation theology, thanking him for his service to the Church and his dedication to the poor.

Global campaign urges greater involvement to help migrants, refugees

Jun 7, 2018 - 10:10 am .- Organizers of the international “Share the Journey” campaign are urging Catholics to step up and interact with migrants and refugees through shared meals or other activities as part of a global action week.

What’s the secret sauce in Wichita’s vocations boom?

Jun 7, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Father Chad Arnold, vocations director in the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, is hesitant to dole out advice about how a diocese can increase its priestly vocations.