Archive of June 15, 2018

Jeff Sessions says the Bible justifies family separation. Does it?

Jun 15, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- The Trump administration has pointed to the Bible in justifying its “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which includes the separation of immigrant children from their parents.

Papal investigators meet with laity, priests and religious of Osorno

Jun 15, 2018 - 02:51 pm .- As part of their special mission to help bring healing to the troubled Chilean diocese of Osorno, Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu are holding several pastoral meetings this week which they say are aimed at listening.

Archbishop: Russian invasion of Ukraine is a ‘silent war’

Jun 15, 2018 - 01:34 pm .- Speaking at the end of a closed-door meeting on religious freedom at the US Embassy to the Holy See, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Greek Catholic Ukrainian Church, stressed that “it is a matter of fact that the war in Ukraine has become a silent war.”

New York Archdiocese announces appeal over Fulton Sheen court decision  

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:21 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York announced on Friday that the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are appealing a court decision that would allow Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s body to be moved to Peoria, Ill., as his cause for beatification proceeds.

Prime suspect arrested in murder of Philippines priest

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:28 am .- The primary suspect in the killing of Filipino priest Father Richmond Villaflor Nilo was found and taken into custody Thursday night.

Pope Francis says exploiting women is a 'sin against God'

Jun 15, 2018 - 07:09 am .- In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited and mistreated - whether it be through a revealing television ad, or when getting a job is contingent on sexual favors.

'Much-needed' initiative aims to protect churches from zoning discrimination

Jun 15, 2018 - 06:31 am .- Protecting places of worship from zoning discrimination is the focus of a new initiative from the Department of Justice, announced earlier this week. 

Irish prime minister: Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions

Jun 15, 2018 - 03:26 am .- Publicly-funded hospitals in Ireland will be required to perform abortions, even if they are Catholic and morally opposed to the procedure, the nation’s prime minister announced this week.

Pope: Migrants should be protected, especially children and families

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:46 am .- In a message to a gathering of Mexican politicians and diplomats from the Holy See, Pope Francis said the fundamental rights and dignity of migrants must be protected, and “particular concern must be shown for migrant children and their families.”