Archive of October 26, 2018

European court upholds conviction of woman accused of insulting Muhammed

Oct 26, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week upheld a conviction against an Austrian woman who called the Islamic prophet Muhammed a “pedophile.”

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 25

Oct 26, 2018 - 05:35 pm .- On the morning of October 25th , the Synod Fathers went on a pilgrimage ad Petri Sedem.

Irish voters remove blasphemy punishment from constitution

Oct 26, 2018 - 04:06 pm .- Exit polls indicated Irish voters were expected to repeal the Republic of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition against blasphemy, with close to 70 percent of voters backing the change in a Friday vote, the Irish Times has reported.

Mexican bishop: God will reward those helping migrant caravan

Oct 26, 2018 - 02:41 pm .- Bishop Jaime Calderón Calderón of Tapachula, Mexico praised the generosity of lay people and priests aiding migrants in his diocese.

Chinese authorities destroy two Marian shrines despite Vatican-China agreement

Oct 26, 2018 - 02:40 pm .- As part of an ongoing crackdown on religious practice in the country, Chinese authorities demolished two Catholic Marian shrines this week. The move comes just one month after the Chinese government signed an agreement with the Vatican regarding the appointment of bishops.

Youth need constancy from the Church, not change, says Irish archbishop

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- In a world of constant change, young people need the Church to be a source of stability and consistent teaching, a prominent Irish archbishop said Friday.

Be proactive on sex abuse in Asia, Malaysian bishop tells synod

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Catholic leaders in Asia need to be proactive in implementing preventative sex abuse policies, a bishop from Malaysia told the 2018 Synod of Bishops.

Mexican legislators introduce bills to legalize abortion

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:07 am .- Two Mexican legislators introduced this week proposals seeking to legalize abortion throughout the country.

Cardinal Zen: The Vatican is badly mishandling China situation

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The recent agreement between the Vatican and China is a step towards the “annihilation” of the Catholic Church in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, wrote in a New York Times op-ed published on Wednesday.