Archive of October 31, 2018

Abortion still at issue in several midterm races

Oct 31, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- Despite predictions by pro-abortion advocates that the Supreme Court could be poised to revisit the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, abortion has had a low profile in national campaigning, but with some notable exceptions there have been several notable exceptions in individual races.

Trump administration to revise exemptions to contraception mandate

Oct 31, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- The Trump administration is modifying religious exemptions and accommodations against mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception, after federal judges blocked the administrations rules in December.

Flooding damages St Mark's Basilica in Venice

Oct 31, 2018 - 01:29 pm .- Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice flooded with nearly three feet of water this week, damaging part of the 1,000 year old marble mosaic floor inside.

Diocese of Buffalo 'stunned and dismayed' by whistleblower call for Malone's resignation

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:40 pm .- The Diocese of Buffalo has issued a response to a whistleblower who called for Bishop Richard Malone to resign, after he was publicly accused of allowing priests credibly accused of sexual abuse to remain in ministry.

UK poised to pass law guiding N Ireland on abortion, gay marriage

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:10 pm .- A bill in the parliament of the United Kingdom requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance to civil servants on how to exercise their functions regarding human rights is scheduled to receive Royal Assent Thursday.

NY auxiliary bishop is credibly accused of sexual abuse

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:31 am .- A New York auxiliary bishop has been credibly accused of sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of New York has reported. The bishop maintains his innocence.

Renovation at Vatican embassy in Rome uncovers human remains

Oct 31, 2018 - 05:37 am .- Human bone fragments have been discovered during the renovation of a building connected to the Holy See’s apostolic nunciature in Rome, the Vatican said late Tuesday.

Pope Francis calls faithful married love 'revolutionary'

Oct 31, 2018 - 04:48 am .- Faithful married love, in which a husband loves his wife like Christ loves the Church, is “revolutionary,” Pope Francis said Wednesday.

New Mexico political ad didn’t come from us, Catholic bishops say

Oct 31, 2018 - 04:00 am .- A political group was wrong to use a letter from the New Mexico bishops for a newspaper ad backing a gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming election, the state’s Catholic bishops have said.

Pakistan Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges

Oct 31, 2018 - 03:29 am .- The Pakistan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010, after reserving judgment on the verdict earlier this month.

Could a 'tiny house' subsidy help LA's homeless population?

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Aid agencies for the homeless often face what they call the NIMBY- “not in my backyard”- problem; the challenge that even those who support the homeless don’t want shelters in their neighborhoods.