Archive of October 1, 2018

Underage and undocumented, young migrants confined to Texas tent city

Oct 1, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- Hundreds of undocumented migrant children and teens have been moved to a tent city in a Texas desert, months after Catholic leaders warned of the dangers of the plan.

Coptic community among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 1, 2018 - 05:10 pm .- Among the 331 candidates for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize are the Copts, the Christian ethnoreligious group of Egypt.

5 bishops who could move the youth synod

Oct 1, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- This week the Synod of Bishops begins its fifteenth ordinary general session, convoked to discuss the themes of young people, the faith, and vocational discernment. The session will take place over three weeks, from October 3-28, and include bishops and other delegates gathered from around the world.

The Holy Spirit can guide, heal nation, justices hear at DC Red Mass

Oct 1, 2018 - 04:42 pm .- Americans should call on the Holy Spirit to guide and heal the Church and nation, Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi said to attendees at Sunday’s annual Red Mass, celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC.

CRS helps victims of Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

Oct 1, 2018 - 03:26 pm .- Catholic humanitarian groups have joined the efforts to support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday.

California governor vetoes campus ‘abortion pill’ law

Oct 1, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill Sunday that would have mandated that public universities in the state offer abortion inducing “medication” through campus student health centers starting in 2022.

Monegasque princess removed from British line of succession for becoming Catholic

Oct 1, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Princess Alexandra of Hanover, a member of the royal family of Monaco, has reportedly been removed from her distant place in the British line of succession after having become a Catholic.

Baldisseri reproves Chaput, says abuse crisis won’t stop synod success

Oct 1, 2018 - 11:23 am .- The secretary general of an upcoming synod of bishops said Monday he thinks the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church will not be a hindrance to the success of the meeting. He also criticized the recent decision of an American archbishop to publish a theologian’s critique of the synod’s working document.