Archive of June 12, 2018

Most Americans support restrictions on abortion

Jun 12, 2018 - 04:41 pm .- Americans who think abortion is morally wrong outnumber those who see it as morally acceptable, said a new Gallup poll, released Monday.

In Osorno, Pope's investigators offer legal advice on responding to abuse

Jun 12, 2018 - 04:02 pm .- The archbishop tasked with investigating the Chilean clerical abuse crisis said the main objective of his visit to the diocese of Osorno is not only to express Pope Francis' closeness to the local Church, but to help provide the legal structures needed to handle abuse accusations.

Korean bishops call for prayer amid ‘joy’ after Trump-Kim North Korea summit

Jun 12, 2018 - 03:58 pm .- At a highly-anticipated summit on June 12, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un signed a joint-statement making commitments “to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.”

Pro-lifers in Argentina make final push against abortion bill

Jun 12, 2018 - 03:11 pm .- As legislators in Argentina prepare to vote tomorrow on a bill that would legalize first-trimester abortions, pro-life groups have been working adamantly to oppose the legislation. 

Boko Haram burns Catholic building previously destroyed by Boko Haram

Jun 12, 2018 - 03:09 pm .- A Catholic catechetical building was damaged by Boko Haram militants during an attack Monday on a village in northwestern Nigeria.

Fr. James Martin to give keynote at World Meeting of Families

Jun 12, 2018 - 12:55 pm .- The World Meeting of Families being held in Dublin this August will include a presentation from American author Fr. James Martin, S.J., who will discuss ways “parishes can support families with members who identify as LGBTI+.”

Rally supporting Masterpiece Cakeshop draws hundreds

Jun 12, 2018 - 12:39 pm .- Hundreds of people attended a rally outside Masterpiece Cakeshop last week, showing support for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the religious freedom of the shop’s owner.

For Poland's bishops, Pope Francis continues Catholic teaching on the family

Jun 12, 2018 - 03:04 am .- Pope Francis’ thought on the family reveals the importance of “tenderness and closeness” in pastoral ministry and should be read in the spirit of continuity with previous popes, the Polish bishops said in their pastoral guidelines for Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia.