Archive of June 29, 2018

Calls for peace and justice ahead of Mexico's general election

Jun 29, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- Various civil organizations in Mexico, including one dedicated to the philosophy of St. Thomas More, have urged politicians participating in the upcoming general election to re-establish peace and justice in the country.

LA archbishop on immigration: God calls us to speak out against injustice

Jun 29, 2018 - 04:48 pm .- At a Mass in honor of immigrants on June 24, Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles called on Catholics to pray for immigrant families, to speak out against injustice and to demand better solutions from their legislators.

Bishops cautiously hopeful as South Sudan declares permanent ceasefire

Jun 29, 2018 - 03:35 pm .- More than four-and-a-half years after a devastating civil war broke out in the world’s youngest country, a permanent ceasefire has been declared by South Sudan officials and rebel leaders.

Bishops weigh in on SCOTUS union case and workers' rights

Jun 29, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- A US Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory fees paid to public-sector unions undermines workers’ collective rights and can’t be squared with Catholic teaching, including Benedict XVI’s encyclicals, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has said.

Reversing Roe should be the beginning – not the end – for pro-lifers

Jun 29, 2018 - 01:42 pm .- The announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has prompted elation from pro-life groups, who are hopeful that the addition of a pro-life justice to the nation’s high court will be enough to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision that mandated legal abortion nationwide.

Update: 'Exoneration' of St John Cantius founder 'without foundation'

Jun 29, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- UPDATE: Fr. Szarek reaffirmed June 29 that he accepts the Archdiocese of Chicago's decisions regarding Fr. Phillips. In a statement posted at the St. John Cantius parish website, he said, "reports that the Independent Review Board exonerated Fr. Phillips are without foundation."

Belief in Christ cannot be reduced to a formula, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2018 - 05:39 am .- The ability to know and have a relationship with the living Christ is both a mystery and a grace, something which Christians understand interiorly, not through mathematical proofs, Pope Francis said Friday.

Pope: Don't be afraid of the cross – there is no glory without it

Jun 29, 2018 - 03:25 am .- For Jesus, suffering and glory go hand in hand, Pope Francis said Friday, urging Christians not to fall into the temptation of running from the cross, but to imitate Christ in bending down to embrace the weak and vulnerable.

Spanish Congress agrees to examine euthanasia bill

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:26 am .- Spain’s lower house of parliament has agreed to consider a bill that would legalize euthanasia in the country.