Archive of October 23, 2018

Supreme Court may hear another wedding cake case

Oct 23, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein have appealed to the Supreme Court Oct. 23 after being fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian wedding.

Two pastors reinstated in Chile after abuse investigation

Oct 23, 2018 - 03:50 pm .- The Diocese of Rancagua announced it has restored two priests to ministry who were accused of sexual abuse after the investigations showed that the incidents reported against them “are not credible.”

Analysis: Will LGBT debate define the youth synod?

Oct 23, 2018 - 03:40 pm .- As the fifteenth ordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops draws to a close in Rome, the proposed text of the final document is expected to emerge very shortly.

Radical new UK abortion bill ‘unlikely’ to become law

Oct 23, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Pro-life advocates have responded cautiously to a proposed new law to expand access to abortion nationwide and force legalization on Northern Ireland, where the practice remains illegal in all but exceptional cases.

Parma eparchy says August attack didn’t happen, places priest on leave

Oct 23, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- The Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma has announced that a priest who was reportedly attacked in August has been placed on administrative leave due to a credible accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Pope Francis lauds wisdom of old age

Oct 23, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- Pope Francis spoke about the wisdom and knowledge of the faith older people can share with the young at a book presentation Tuesday.

Congressman asks House to protect religious minorities in Iraq

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Oct. 5 a security resolution intended to protect religious minorities in northern Iraq.

US bishops to hold retreat following abuse scandals

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States will meet for a week-long retreat to reflect upon the current situation facing the Church in America. The meeting will take place early next year.

Cardinal highlights human trafficking and women's issues at synod

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Women in Burma are working to end human trafficking, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said Tuesday. The cardinal called the issue a big problem for the country and one which shifts focus from other conversations on women at the synod on young people, faith, and vocations.

DC attorney general announces abuse investigation

Oct 23, 2018 - 09:47 am .- Karl Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, has announced that he has opened an investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Washington. The announcement was made during a Mayor-Council breakfast meeting on Oct. 23.

Young people pray for St. John Paul II’s intercession during youth synod

Oct 23, 2018 - 06:03 am .- The adoration holy hour on Saint John Paul II’s feast day included meditations on the pope’s Gospel reflections in St. Lawrence in Piscibus, a church which St. John Paul II rededicated as a youth center in the 1980s.

Priest and key witness in nun rape case found dead

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A priest who had been a key witness in the charge of rape against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur died Monday, prompting a police investigation into his death.