Archive of November 1, 2018

Philadelphia foster families continue fight for Catholic Social Services

Nov 1, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Foster parents in Philadelphia will be in court next week, asking a judge to allow a Catholic agency to continue placing kids in foster care during a lawsuit that charges the city has unjustly discriminated against the agency.

Trump’s plan for birthright citizenship flawed, says Catholic U law professor

Nov 1, 2018 - 04:44 pm .- A plan floated by President Donald Trump to end “birthright citizenship” through an executive order is likely unconstitutional, according to a law professor at The Catholic University of America.

Norbertines launch digital library from their California abbey

Nov 1, 2018 - 04:16 pm .- On any typical weekend, the white cassock-clad priests of the Norbertine order from St. Michael’s Abbey in southern California preach in about 35 parishes, sharing the fruits of their contemplative and communal life with the Church.

Karadima victims file complaint against Cardinal Errázuriz

Nov 1, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- Three victims of former Chilean priest Fernando Karadima filed a complaint last week against Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, accusing him of perjury in the civil suit for compensation for damages filed against the Archdiocese of Santiago.

India blocks 800 websites, reviving 2015 porn ban

Nov 1, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- After Nepal banned thousands of pornographic websites last month, India has resurrected its internet pornography ban, blocking more than 800 major porn sites in an attempt curb the country’s spate of sexual violence.

Archbishop McCarrick and 'Dallas 2'

Nov 1, 2018 - 02:15 pm .- Nov. 13 will mark sixteen years since Cardinal Bernard Law and then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick addressed the U.S. bishops’ conference on the topic of sexual abuse. As it happens, on that day this year, the bishops’ conference will be meeting again, and again the topic will be sexual abuse.

Pope on All Saints' Day: Live for heaven, not the world

Nov 1, 2018 - 07:44 am .- If a Christian wants to reach heaven, he or she should ask themselves if they are living for the pleasures of the world, or if they are striving after holiness with all their strength, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

Border dioceses prepare to aid migrants heading to U.S. in caravans

Nov 1, 2018 - 04:00 am .- Catholic agencies along the U.S.-Mexico border are bolstering refugee aid efforts as thousands of people in multiple migrant caravans continue to trek north through Mexico to the border.