Archive of October 22, 2018

Nigeria's VP says religious leaders have impeded anti-corruption work

Oct 22, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Nigeria’s vice president accused “religious leaders” of impeding efforts to rid the country of corruption ahead of a February election that has elevated tension between Christian leaders and government officials in the country.

U.S. attorney for D.C. announces federal hotline for victims of clergy sex abuse

Oct 22, 2018 - 04:40 pm .- Following the launch of a federal investigation into several Catholic dioceses last week, federal prosecutor Jessie K. Liu has announced the opening of a hotline for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the District of Columbia.

Cardinal Parolin: For Paul VI, ‘Humanae vitae’ had to be pastoral

Oct 22, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- When drafting Humanae vitae, Pope St. Paul VI showed pastoral concern while emphasizing doctrinal clarity, the Vatican’s secretary of state said Oct. 18

Chilean court denies media report of verdict in Karadima lawsuit

Oct 22, 2018 - 03:32 pm .- The president of an appeals court in Chile has denied reports that the court will order the Archdiocese of Santiago to pay some $650,000 to three victims of a laicized priest at the center of the sexual abuse scandal in that country.

Nikki Haley praises ‘everyday miracles’ of Church despite abuse crisis

Oct 22, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- Ambassador Nikki Haley used her speech at the annual Al Smith dinner in New York City to acknowledge the Church’s efforts to address the sexual abuse scandal while continuing its “incredible work” helping “millions of desperate people” around the world.

Guard slain outside Mexican cardinal's home

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:59 am .- An auxiliary policeman was shot and killed Sunday defending the home of Cardinal Norberto Rivera, the retired Archbishop of Mexico City.

HHS considers defining sex based on birth, genetics

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:30 am .- The Trump administration is considering reshaping some federal policies to define gender according to a person’s biology and genitalia, according to a new memo from the Department of Health and Human Services.

'What is a youth?' A synod glossary

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:16 am .- The 15th ordinary Synod of Bishops is meeting now to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment. Many have referred to this nearly month-long meeting as the “Youth Synod.” This raises a question: What is a youth?

Synod bishop: 'John Paul II guided me through my youth'

Oct 22, 2018 - 08:43 am .- On the feast of Saint John Paul II, one synod bishop reflected on how the Polish pope inspired generations of young people, including himself, to pursue holiness.