Archive of October 9, 2018

Oakland diocese to release names of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

Oct 9, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland has announced that the diocese will release the names of all clerics credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor.

Francesco Spinelli to be canonized after healing of a newborn in DR Congo

Oct 9, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Among those being canonized on Sunday are Fr. Franceso Spinelli, a diocesan priest through whose intercession a newborn was saved from death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Australian pro-lifers argue abortion clinic buffer zones violate freedom of speech

Oct 9, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Two pro-life activists are challenging Australian “buffer zone” laws in the country’s high court in Canberra. The laws in the states of Victoria and Tasmania bar any protests within 150 meters (nearly 500 feet) of a clinic or hospital that performs abortions.

For transparency, San Bernardino diocese lists priests credibly accused of sex abuse

Oct 9, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- A list of 34 priests credibly accused of abuse in recent decades was released Monday by the Diocese of San Bernardino. The local bishop has apologized to victims and said the failure to protect children has led to “new awareness” about the “terrible scourge” of sex abuse.

Vast majority of private school blue-ribbon winners Catholic

Oct 9, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- The Department of Education has awarded the 2018 National Blue Ribbon to more than three dozen Catholic schools. Of the nearly 50 private schools to receive the designation, almost 90 percent were Catholic.

Cardinal Lacroix: Young people, clerics included, need better formation on sexuality

Oct 9, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- Young Catholics, particularly clerics, need better formation on sexuality, affectivity, and the body, Cardinal Gérald Lacroix told reporters Tuesday, speaking about the 2018 Synod of Bishops.

Nikki Haley to leave role as UN ambassador

Oct 9, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Nikki Haley will leave her post as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, it was announced Tuesday. Haley has been a vocal champion of religious freedom during her time at the UN.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 9

Oct 9, 2018 - 10:57 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. 9 session:

Bishop Barron gives insight into youth synod process

Oct 9, 2018 - 06:16 am .- From his perspective inside the Vatican’s youth synod, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, told CNA that participating bishops have real opportunities - through the unique process used during the meeting - to shape the final document produced by the meeting.

Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang

Oct 9, 2018 - 05:40 am .- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday. Pope Francis is already set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18 for an audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace, where Moon will personally deliver the invitation from Kim Jong Un.