Archive of June 22, 2018

Pa. court indefinitely blocks release of clergy sex abuse report

Jun 22, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- The release of a Grand Jury report detailing cases of clerical sex abuse in six of the eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania has been blocked by the state’s Supreme Court for unspecified reasons.

During trial, former Vatican diplomat admits viewing child pornography

Jun 22, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- At the start of his Vatican City trial Friday, Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, a former diplomat for the Holy See, admitted to charges of the possession and distribution of child pornography while working in the U.S.

'Not one more death' - Nicaraguan bishops appeal for peace

Jun 22, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- Amid continued unrest in Nicaragua, Church leaders traveled to the city of Masaya Thursday to pray and appeal for peace.

Give space peace a chance, Holy See says

Jun 22, 2018 - 02:37 pm .- After U.S. President Donald Trump called Monday for a new military branch referred to as the “space force,” the Holy See has encouraged a unified, peaceful approach to space exploration.

Murdered nuns' opposition to death penalty leads to life in prison for killer

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:21 pm .- A man convicted of the 2016 slayings of two religious sisters in Mississippi will not receive the death penalty and will instead spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Des Moines diocese defends legality of school grants

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:49 am .- After reviewing $844,000 worth of grants that were given by Polk County, Iowa to local Catholic schools a few years back, the Diocese of Des Moines said that it believes the grants complied with state law.

Pope Francis: Jerusalem must be protected from political disputes

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:23 am .- Pope Francis stressed Friday the important role the Eastern Catholic Churches play in spreading the Gospel given that many of them are concentrated in the Holy Land, and said Jerusalem in particular should be protected from tensions and political disputes.

Saints John Fisher and Thomas More: Following God’s law above all else

Jun 22, 2018 - 03:01 am .- The feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More is observed as an optional memorial in the ordinary form June 22. So that our readers don’t have to *fish* for *more* information, CNA has compiled a question-and-answer lowdown on their lives and legacies:

Study finds mounting global restrictions on religion

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:06 am .- Government restrictions on religion continued to rise across the globe in 2016, according to a recently released Pew study, which linked the stifling of religion to nationalist parties and organizations.