Archive of July 10, 2018

More Americans are living together and having babies before they get married

Jul 10, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- While the average age of first marriages is higher than ever before, more Americans are cohabiting and having children outside of marriage, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center and the Center for Disease Control.

Gunman shot and killed by police at Filipino archbishop's residence

Jul 10, 2018 - 06:29 pm .- A gunman was fatally shot by police after he forced his way into the residence of Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu on Tuesday morning and sought to speak to the absent bishop.

Pakistani prime minister candidate endorses blasphemy laws

Jul 10, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- A candidate for prime minister in Pakistan’s upcoming general election has defended the country’s controversial blasphemy laws, which have been used to harass, jail, and kill members of religious minorities disproportionately.

Pro-life groups react to Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Jul 10, 2018 - 04:36 pm .- Many pro-life and Catholic groups reacted with optimism about President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Bishops attacked by pro-government mob at basilica in Nicaragua

Jul 10, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- A group of bishops in Nicaragua who went Monday to free a group of protesters who had taken refuge in a basilica the previous day were themselves assaulted by a pro-government group.

What happens when a church is no longer a church?

Jul 10, 2018 - 02:49 pm .- St. Catherine of Siena Church was built by immigrants in a Catholic Boston neighborhood, in the late nineteenth century. For more than a century, it welcomed the poor, the lost, and the searching. Then in 2008, the church was closed.

FSSP elects new superior general

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:42 am .- The general chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a society of apostolic life which celebrates the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, on Monday elected Fr. Andrzej Komorowski as its next superior general.

Legal challenges to Canada Summer Jobs focus on freedom of speech

Jul 10, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Legal opposition continues to gather against a new rule for a long-standing Canadian summer jobs program, which requires grant applicants to affirm abortion access as a human right.