Archive of October 4, 2018

Archbishop Chaput to youth synod: Developed nations stuck in a 'moral adolescence'

Oct 4, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- While the idea of being “forever young” can seem appealing, the underdevelopment of morality is a problem in developed nations, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told the Synod of Bishops Thursday.

Ezzati declines to answer questions in Chilean abuse probe

Oct 4, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago exercised his legal right to silence Wednesday after being summoned for questioning by a state prosecutor.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers

Oct 4, 2018 - 04:36 pm .- The first session of the synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment was held Thursday, with bishops from around the world making brief interventions. The following is a brief summary of the Oct. 4 session, provided to CNA by the synodal fathers from Poland:

In Scotland, flying the Vatican flag 'provocatively' could be criminal

Oct 4, 2018 - 03:54 pm .- Police Scotland maintains that “if flown or displayed in a provocative manner or altered,” the display of the Vatican flag could be a criminal act.

There's only one abortion clinic left in Missouri

Oct 4, 2018 - 02:21 pm .- Abortions at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri ended this week after the facility failed to adhere to state rules, and its state license to perform abortions expired Oct. 3. This leaves Missouri with one clinic licensed to perform abortions, located in St. Louis.

Public life must turn business to the common good, conference hears

Oct 4, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Human dignity and the common good are the essential aims of work, attendees heard at the 2018 Principled Entrepreneurship conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference is being cosponsored by the Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business and the Napa Institute.

Each Catholic diocese in Michigan raided in abuse investigation

Oct 4, 2018 - 11:48 am .- Police raided diocesan properties at all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan this week as part of an ongoing investigation into cases of child sex abuse by clergy.

Archbishop Chaput tells synod to announce Christ not ‘ideologies and social sciences’

Oct 4, 2018 - 10:30 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Synod of Bishops that the confidence to announce the truth of the faith is essential to the Church’s mission, and especially her service to young people.

Cardinal Nichols to face questions about British abuse case

Oct 4, 2018 - 10:30 am .- Amid a British investigation into sexual abuse, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster is expected to face questions regarding the way his archdiocese handled allegations of misconduct made against his predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor.

Youth synod bishop: The world is rich in technology & poor in principles

Oct 4, 2018 - 10:00 am .- A Polish archbishop participating in the Vatican synod on youth said Thursday that today’s young people have benefited from technological progress, but face a world that is “poorer in principles.”  Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki of Poznan discussed technology and ethics during his homily at an Oct.4 Mass celebrated at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Church can help us find our way, says youth synod participant

Oct 4, 2018 - 09:38 am .- Young adults are struggling to realize their passion, something to center their lives around, and the Church can help them find meaning, one young synod participant from Vietnam said Thursday.

In N. Ireland, another challenge to pro-life law

Oct 4, 2018 - 07:45 am .- A new legal challenge has been mounted to Northern Ireland’s abortion law calling it incompatible with human rights because it does not allow abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a fatal abnormality. Pro-life advocates are arguing that abortion is not the compassionate choice, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Pope Francis donates for Indonesia earthquake recovery

Oct 4, 2018 - 05:03 am .- Pope Francis donated to recovery efforts in Indonesia after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the Sulawesi coast leaving at least 1,400 people dead.

Spooky, scary, saintly? How Catholics can see Halloween at its best

Oct 4, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Whether you dress up as a ghoul, a hero, or a saint, Halloween has a Christian origin that should inspire us to remember our mortality and our redemption in Christ, Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa has said.

Archbishop criticizes pro-abortion presentation at Catholic university

Oct 4, 2018 - 12:00 am .- After an event featuring abortion rights activists was held at a Mexican Jesuit university, the president of the Mexican bishops’ conference reiterated that the Church opposes abortion, and said that he had no prior knowledge of the event and that this forum was not authorized by the Church.