Archive of October 10, 2018

Francis: St John Paul II underlined priority of obeying God’s will

Oct 10, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Pope Francis recalled the legacy of St. John Paul II Wednesday, meeting at the Vatican with pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Kraków.

US congressional report documents 'dire human rights situation' in China

Oct 10, 2018 - 04:50 pm .- A new congressional report slams China’s Communist Party for increasing its repressive control over many aspects of Chinese society, and for its numerous extreme and unprecedented human rights violations that may constitute crimes against humanity.

Viganò & Ouellet: What have we learned about the McCarrick case?

Oct 10, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- Questions remain, and continue to be asked, about McCarrick’s rise and fall in the Church. Unusual for Rome, these questions are being asked and answered in public.

Vermont bishop to form lay committee to review clergy files

Oct 10, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- The Diocese of Burlington, the only Catholic diocese in Vermont, is forming a lay committee to investigate personnel files relating to sexual abuse of minors by priests, Bishop Christopher Coyne announced in a statement Oct. 10. When is concludes its review, the committee will publicly release a list of accused priests.

Give young people authentic message and messengers, archbishop says

Oct 10, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Priests and bishops need to be credible messengers who can share the message of the gospel with personal integrity, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has told the Synod of Bishops.

Lawsuit accuses Calif. bishops of sex abuse cover-up

Oct 10, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- A lawsuit in California is accusing bishops from all of the state’s dioceses, as well as the California Catholic Conference and the Archdiocese of Chicago, of covering up sexual abuse.

Catholic Relief Services caring for victims of Haiti earthquake

Oct 10, 2018 - 01:17 pm .- Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops' charitable outreach, is providing first aid and sending material aid to the areas affected by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti Saturday.

UK Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian bakery

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:45 am .- The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has reached a unanimous verdict in favor of the right of a Christian-owned bakery not to create a cake in support of gay marriage. The decision, given Oct. 10, brings an end to a case which began in 2014.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 10

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:41 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. 10 session:

Who will draft the youth synod's final report?

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:24 am .- The 2018 Synod of Bishops has selected a group of bishops and priests who will draft the synod’s final document on young people, faith, and vocational discernment.

Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a hitman

Oct 10, 2018 - 04:04 am .- In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.” “Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It's like hiring a hitman,” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 10, in a departure from his prepared remarks.