Archive of June 13, 2018

Church in Spain prepares to welcome migrants turned away in Italy

Jun 13, 2018 - 04:44 pm .- The Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain is preparing resources for more than 600 immigrants on board a rescue boat that was denied entry into Italy this week.

As Zimbabwe election approaches, Christian leaders stress peace, civility

Jun 13, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for civility and a peaceful transition as the country prepares for a major presidential election next month.

Apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops in 'listening'

Jun 13, 2018 - 03:12 pm .- Speaking to the US bishops’ spring meeting on Wednesday, Archbishop Christophe Pierre urged the importance of listening: to youth, to the Hispanic population, and to the Holy Father.

American Medical Association urged to keep stance against assisted suicide

Jun 13, 2018 - 02:27 pm .- The American Medical Association voted this week to return to committee a report recommending continued opposition to physician assisted suicide - a move that commentators have called a missed opportunity to stand up for the value of human life.

Cardinal DiNardo: New US asylum policy erodes the right to life

Jun 13, 2018 - 07:36 am .- At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement condemning the Trump administration’s adoption of stricter asylum policies and its policy of family separation at the US-Mexico border.

Papal advisors finish first draft of new constitution on the Roman Curia

Jun 13, 2018 - 07:22 am .- In their latest round of meetings, Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals has finished and approved the first draft of what will be a new apostolic constitution outlining the role and functions of the Roman Curia.

Pope taps Lansing priest as new bishop for Salina diocese

Jun 13, 2018 - 05:27 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has named Michigan-native Msgr. Gerald Vincke as the new bishop of the Diocese of Salina, Kan., pulling him from several roles in the Diocese of Lansing, Mich.

As Miss America cancels swimsuit contest, more Americans approve of porn

Jun 13, 2018 - 03:09 am .- While the nation’s largest beauty pageant is proudly covering up in the name of women’s empowerment, Americans increasingly believe pornography to be morally acceptable - a trend that one commenter finds to be incoherent.

What is the biggest threat young people face? Mediocrity, Pope says

Jun 13, 2018 - 03:02 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of problems that surround them, but rather, the temptation to mediocrity – preferring to stay immobile rather than making a leap toward the next step.

Immigration ruling 'closes the door' to victims of abuse, gang violence

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:04 am .- A ruling by the U.S. attorney general that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence may no longer qualify for asylum could “close the door” on the most vulnerable, warned a refugee official with the U.S. bishops’ conference.