Archive of July 2, 2018

Australian archbishop sentenced to year's detention for not reporting sexual abuse

Jul 2, 2018 - 11:21 pm .- The Archbishop of Adelaide was sentenced Tuesday to a 12-month sentence after being convicted in May of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him in the 1970s.

Keep immigrant families together, bishops plead at border

Jul 2, 2018 - 06:27 pm .- Immigration reform requires seeing the faces of immigrants, and hearing their stories, according to six U.S. bishops who have completed a two-day pastoral visit to the U.S. border with Mexico in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

Catholics are called to speak out against injustices, Hong Kong bishop says

Jul 2, 2018 - 05:29 pm .- The Catholic Church in Hong Kong is called to speak out in case of injustices, but it does not compete with the government, the bishop of the Chinese territory told CNA on the occasion of his ad limina visit to Rome.

Archbishop Gomez: Hearing immigrants' stories should make us grateful

Jul 2, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- During a visit to the United States’ southern border, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called for Catholics to lobby Congress to fix the United States’ “dysfunctional” immigration system.  

Will the Amazon synod open the door to women deacons?

Jul 2, 2018 - 02:08 pm .- While a veteran Vatican journalist has suggested that the 2019 Synod of Bishops from the Amazonian basin might open the door to the appointment of women as deacons, recent comments from the Vatican’s doctrinal chief imply that is not likely to be the case.

Amid policy debate, US bishops hear from migrants at the border

Jul 2, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- Seeking to hear the stories of migrants and how they have been affected by U.S. detention policy, a delegation of Catholic bishops is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border this week.

UK court upholds London abortion clinic buffer zone

Jul 2, 2018 - 12:39 pm .- The High Court of England and Wales ruled Monday that a buffer zone around an abortion facility in the London borough of Ealing is legal, in a move that will likely encourage similar buffer zones in the United Kingdom.

Mexican bishops urge collaboration after election of Lopez Obrador

Jul 2, 2018 - 12:27 pm .- The bishops of Mexico congratulated Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador on his election as the next president of the country, stressing the need to “collaborate in a positive way with our elected officials.”

Australia's national compensation plan for child sex abuse victims begins

Jul 2, 2018 - 11:32 am .- On Sunday Australia launched a program to compensate the victims of institutional child sex abuse.

Trafficking victims' advocate honored by US State Department

Jul 2, 2018 - 11:24 am .- A young Nigerian woman who escaped from forced prostitution in Italy was honored by the U.S. State Department last week as a 2018 Trafficking in Persons Hero.

Bari archbishop says papal visit will focus on ecumenism

Jul 2, 2018 - 09:48 am .- Pope Francis’ visit to Bari this Saturday to pray for peace in the Middle East will have a strong ecumenical focus, the city's archbishop has said.