Archive of October 18, 2018

How diapers impact the bottom line, and how an NYC law can help

Oct 18, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The New York City council passed a law Wednesday that will require many centers serving women and children in the city to provide diapers and baby wipes free of charge. The bill had no opposing votes in the council.

40 percent of U.S. children born to unmarried parents, rate increasing worldwide

Oct 18, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- New data shows that an increasing number of babies worldwide are born to unmarried parents.

Youth synod will write message to youth, discussion group names will not be released

Oct 18, 2018 - 03:56 pm .- The 2018 Synod of Bishops has elected a group of eight participants to begin drafting a message from the synod to the youth of the world.

Federal agents investigate abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses

Oct 18, 2018 - 03:40 pm .- The Department of Justice has served subpoenas to several dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania, in what is believed to be a state-wide move by federal authorities to investigate sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.

Questions arise about Vatican official mentioned in Vigano report

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:52 am .- An Italian magazine has raised new questions about a Vatican official mentioned in the August “testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Vigano. The report from L’Espresso, an Italian newsweekly, could be seen to provide support for at least one claim made in Vigano’s controversial testimony.

USAID head meets with Vatican officials to talk aid for Iraq

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:45 am .- The head of the United States government’s international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in an effort to highlight U.S. efforts in the Middle East.

Pope Francis & South Korean president pray for peace

Oct 18, 2018 - 09:45 am .- South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in met with Pope Francis today after praying for peace on the Korean peninsula in St. Peter’s Basilica. The visit marked the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and the Vatican.

Get real: What young religious hope to hear from the youth synod

Oct 18, 2018 - 04:00 am .- Tonia Borsellino knows she’s a part of the “one percent” in the U.S. It doesn’t bother her. In fact, she seems proud.