Archive of June 26, 2018

Why cardinals have ranks, and how Pope Francis changed them

Jun 26, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Francis made an unexpected change Tuesday in the structure of the College of Cardinals, adding some curial officials to the rank of “cardinal bishops,” the highest rank within the college.

Arizona pharmacist under investigation after declining to fill abortion drug

Jun 26, 2018 - 02:04 pm .- An Arizona pharmacist is under investigation after refusing to fill a medical abortion prescription, citing ethical objections.

Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron talk immigration in first meeting

Jun 26, 2018 - 01:42 pm .- The heated debate over immigration in Europe was a central topic of discussion in a meeting between Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Vatican Tuesday

Supreme Court’s NIFLA ruling draws praise from pro-life groups

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:23 pm .- Pro-life groups applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Tuesday in favor of the free speech rights of crisis pregnancy centers in California. 

Supreme Court sides with pro-life pregnancy centers in California abortion case

Jun 26, 2018 - 08:19 am .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post information on programs to obtain and free or low-cost abortion.

Shreveport bishop chosen to lead Baton Rouge diocese

Jun 26, 2018 - 07:11 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Michael Gerard Duca, of the northern Louisiana diocese of Shreveport, to be the newest bishop of Baton Rouge.

‘Humanae vitae’ is true, and essential to human development, conference speakers say

Jun 26, 2018 - 06:00 am .- Though Humanae vitae has faced frequent dissent in the 50 years since it was published, that dissent does not detract from its truth, a law professor said at a recent conference on the encyclical.

Pope Francis taps Italian bishop to head Vatican treasury

Jun 26, 2018 - 05:27 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Cardinal Domenico Calcagno as head of the body managing the Vatican's assets and real estate holdings, appointing Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino to take his place.

Pope Francis: Human ecology begins with accepting the body

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:31 am .- A healthy human ecology begins with a respectful and holistic view of the body as God created it, Pope Francis told participants of the 24th General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.