Archive of October 5, 2018

Catholic Charities of Lubbock aids homeless youth

Oct 5, 2018 - 04:58 pm .- Catholic Charities of Lubbock has increased its efforts to help combat the homeless youth crisis in the northwest Texas city.

Help us live a faith that truly heals, young Scottish Catholics tell synod

Oct 5, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- A Catholic faith lived and taught with integrity is needed to help heal and renew the lives of young adults today, a group of young Catholics in Scotland have said in a letter about the Synod of Bishops on Young People.

Federal judge strikes down St. Louis abortion law as unconstitutional

Oct 5, 2018 - 02:58 pm .- A federal judge ruled Sept. 30 that a St. Louis ordinance banning discrimination based on reproductive health decisions violates both the U.S. Constitution and Missouri law.

Florida dioceses show support for investigation of abuse at institutions statewide

Oct 5, 2018 - 01:08 pm .- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi launched a tip site Thursday for people to report allegations of past child sex abuse in Florida.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 5

Oct 5, 2018 - 11:01 am .- The synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment is being held at the Vatican Oct. 3-28. CNA plans to provide a brief daily summary of the sessions, provided by the synodal fathers from Poland. Please find below the Polish fathers' summary of the Oct. 5 session:

Youth synod bishop apologizes to young people on behalf of Church leaders

Oct 5, 2018 - 10:26 am .- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney apologized to young people on behalf of Church leaders in a speech at the Synod of Bishops Friday.

Ireland adopts policy aimed at Catholic school admissions

Oct 5, 2018 - 10:09 am .- A new law in the Republic of Ireland will prohibit primary schools from taking religion into account in admissions, a practice known as the “baptism barrier.”

Ahead of Brexit, Irish fear border tensions and split parishes

Oct 5, 2018 - 09:00 am .- Catholic leaders fear a revival of border tensions in Ireland following Brexit. As the United Kingdom prepares for its withdrawal from the European Union, Catholics in parishes and dioceses split by the border are concerned that any return to a “hard border” could mean real effects on their day-to-day lives.

U.S. youth synod participant wants diocesan-level change

Oct 5, 2018 - 07:46 am .- A young U.S. Catholic participating in the 2018 Synod of Bishops said he hopes the Vatican meeting is a starting point for implementing change within the local dioceses and for raising the importance of positive Catholic role models.

Caggiano: Youth synod bishops must address sexual abuse crisis

Oct 5, 2018 - 06:06 am .- Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport said Thursday that the Church must discuss its sexual abuse crisis if it is to gain the trust of young people.