Archive of October 19, 2018

Nepal says 'no' to online porn

Oct 19, 2018 - 07:10 pm .- Nepal has introduced a ban on pornography as part of a government initiative to stem the country’s high rate of sexual assault.  

Are you ready for the March for Life? Organizers announce 2019 theme

Oct 19, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The theme of the 2019 March for Life will be “Unique From Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini announced at an event on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Polish priest, martyr and hero: Remembering Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko

Oct 19, 2018 - 04:42 pm .- When Communist officials kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, they likely did not intend to help create a Polish hero, martyr and future saint for the Catholic Church.

How a Panama City parish is helping after Hurricane Michael

Oct 19, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- This is the story of a hurricane. Or, at least, the story of one Catholic parish trying to help, in the wake of one of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S. in decades.

Neutrality on assisted suicide is the wrong prescription, Catholic doctors say

Oct 19, 2018 - 02:50 pm .- The American Academy of Family Physicians has taken a neutral position on assisted suicide and will lobby the American Medical Association to do the same, drawing criticism from Catholics but praise from assisted suicide advocates.

With city support, Baltimore parish will issue IDs to undocumented parishioners

Oct 19, 2018 - 11:06 am .- A Baltimore Catholic parish announced that it will begin issuing parish identification cards, with the goal of making undocumented immigrants and members of other vulnerable populations in the city more comfortable reporting crimes and cooperating with the Baltimore Police Department.

World Mission Sunday to highlight that youth can evangelize too

Oct 19, 2018 - 09:44 am .- As the Church prepares to celebrate World Mission Day on Sunday, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation said the timing of the day with the youth synod provides an opportunity to remind young people they too are called to spread the Gospel.

Vigano letter responds to Cardinal Ouellet's charge of rebellion against pope

Oct 19, 2018 - 08:22 am .- In a new testimony Friday, Archbishop Carlo Vigano charged that Pope Francis has been negligent in his responsibilities to the Church, and responded to efforts to refute allegations he has made in recent months about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and other ecclesiastical leaders.

Without Yemen ceasefire mass starvation looms, critics say

Oct 19, 2018 - 04:00 am .- The possibility of mass starvation in Yemen continues as a military engagement over a major port city could block food and other aid for millions of people.

New Zealand bishops reaffirm commitment to government abuse inquiry

Oct 19, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic bishops of New Zealand have countered reports that say they are backing away from an upcoming government inquiry into sexual abuse cases in state and religious institutions in the country.