Archive of July 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh nominated to US Supreme Court

Jul 9, 2018 - 07:25 pm .- President Donald Trump announced Monday night he is nominating Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement June 27.

Filipino bishops call for prayer, fasting after Duterte's blasphemies

Jul 9, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- The Filipino bishops conference has called for three days of prayer and fasting, about a month after President Rodrigo Duterte called God “stupid,” among other things. After the initial series of comments, the country’s bishops’ conference met with Duterte to attempt to ease tensions.

Controversy flares over US challenge to WHO breastfeeding resolution

Jul 9, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- After critics charged that US delegates threatened Ecuador to prevent a World Health Organization resolution supporting breastfeeding, President Trump and administration officials say the U.S. supports breastfeeding.

Newspapers, victims sue for release of Pa. grand jury's clergy sex abuse report

Jul 9, 2018 - 02:40 pm .- Several Pennsylvania news outlets and victims of clergy sex abuse sued Friday for the release of a grand jury report which details cases of abuse in six of the state's eight Catholic dioceses. The state supreme court had blocked the release.

Chicago priest leads protest against gun-violence, shutting down expressway

Jul 9, 2018 - 02:12 pm .- Thousands of marchers joined Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger to protest gun violence on Saturday, shutting down more than a mile of the city’s busiest highway.

Pope Francis prays for Japan amid deadly flooding

Jul 9, 2018 - 09:46 am .- Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to Japan Monday following the death of at least 119 people in some of the worst flooding and landslides the country has seen in decades.