Archive of October 25, 2018

Mail-order abortion pill service may violate drug laws, FDA says

Oct 25, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- A European online service that has been quietly offering mail-order abortion pills to women in the United States for several months is being investigated by the FDA for possibly violating abortion drug laws. Aid Access is a website that says it offers abortion-inducing drugs to healthy women who are nine weeks pregnant or less.

What is ‘synodality’? Experts explain

Oct 25, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- As the 2018 synod of bishops considers a draft text of the meeting’s final document, discussion has turned to the nature of the synod itself. According to early reports, the third section of the final document focuses on the concept of “synodality.” What is “synodality?”

For families separated at the border, Catholics and Lutherans work together

Oct 25, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Catholic and Lutheran agencies jointly released a report Oct. 17 to document the two agencies’ role in helping to reunite migrant families separated at the U.S./Mexico border.

Bishop Holley says 'revenge,' not ‘mismanagement’ led to his removal

Oct 25, 2018 - 02:53 pm .- One day after he was removed as head of the Diocese of Memphis, Bishop Martin Holley told CNA that he wants to be transparent about the reasons for his removal.

Seton Hall president condemns student harassment of seminarians

Oct 25, 2018 - 01:28 pm .- Dr. Mary Meehan, interim president of Seton Hall University, has issued a strongly-worded letter to the campus community following numerous reports of students harassing seminarians on campus.

Synod bishops and youth delegates pray together along medieval pilgrimage route

Oct 25, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- As the 2018 Synod of Bishops draws to a close, young people and bishops walked together along a medieval pilgrimage route to the tomb of St. Peter.

What Pope Francis says about women and the youth synod

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:54 pm .- Women, including religious and consecrated women, have had an active role in the 2018 synod of bishops: they have listened to the synod’s discussions, spoken on the floor of the synod hall, and participated in small discussion groups of synod participants.

Masterpiece Cakeshop case drew $500k in grants from religious freedom foes

Oct 25, 2018 - 04:00 am .- Some opponents of broad religious freedom protections have spent over $500,000 on advocacy and public relations campaigns related to the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court decision, a CNA analysis of recent foundation grantmaking has found.

Amid lawsuit, firm publishes list of California priests accused of abuse

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A Minnesota-based law firm released a report Tuesday compiling the names of over 200 priests from the San Francisco Bay area it says have been publicly accused of sexual abuse. At least one California diocese has questioned the sources for the list.