Archive of June 18, 2018

‘How many times can our hearts break?’ Bishop of Trenton asks after shooting

Jun 18, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Bishop of Trenton condemned gun violence and called for prayer in a statement following a shooting early Sunday that left one dead and 22 injured.

Ceasefire reached in Nicaragua crisis as Church-mediated talks resume

Jun 18, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- The Nicaraguan government and opposition groups agreed Friday to a truce during talks mediated by the Nicaraguan bishops, after nearly two months of protests that have left 170 dead.

The Catholic vision of just immigration reform

Jun 18, 2018 - 03:59 pm .- A Honduran woman says that federal immigration authorities took her daughter from her arms as she breastfed the child. When she reached out for her daughter, she says she was handcuffed; she stood powerless as her daughter was taken away.

What are the new border policies? A CNA explainer

Jun 18, 2018 - 03:57 pm .- In May 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to criminally prosecute 100 percent of immigrants who are caught crossing the border illegally.

In Western Europe, Christians who don't go to church outnumber those who do

Jun 18, 2018 - 03:15 pm .- Most Western Europeans identify as Christian, but say they do not, or seldom, attend church services – outnumbering those Christians who do attend church, a survey from the Pew Research Center has reported.

This program wants to help incoming college students keep their faith

Jun 18, 2018 - 02:16 pm .- For Catholic high school students on their way to college, faith runs the risk of being lost in the shuffle of new roommates, classes, studying, and activities.

Australian priests 'willing to go to jail' rather than break confessional seal

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:53 pm .- As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases of child sex abuse, Catholic priests are saying they would go to jail rather than violate the seal.

Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

Jun 18, 2018 - 03:26 am .- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual.