Archive of October 2, 2018

Mexican state advances pro-life constitutional amendment

Oct 2, 2018 - 05:42 pm .- The congress of the Mexican state of Sinaloa on Friday passed a constitutional amendment protecting human life from the moment of conception.

Australian bishop weighs pros, cons of married priests

Oct 2, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood merits consideration both of its positives and negatives, Bishop Michael McKenna of Bathurst has said.

English, Welsh bishops focus on joy in ad limina reflections

Oct 2, 2018 - 03:21 pm .- The bishops of England and Wales held their five-yearly ad limina visit to the Holy Father last week, at which Pope Francis encouraged them to live the faith joyfully.

Tasmania may criminalize priests for upholding seal of confession

Oct 2, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- Catholic priests in the Australian state of Tasmania could face jail time if they fail to report sexual abuse disclosed during the sacrament of confession, ABC news (Australia) has reported.

Supreme Court rejects appeal of Tennessee pro-life amendment

Oct 2, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The United States Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a pro-life amendment to Tennessee state constitution. Amendment 1 categorically excludes abortion rights from the state’s constitution.

Recalling St John Paul II's message to youth

Oct 2, 2018 - 11:40 am .- “Always be prepared to make a defence....for the hope that is in you.”