Archive of November 3, 2018

USCCB General Assembly: Committee elections preview

Nov 3, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- The USCCB will gather in Baltimore for its general assembly Nov. 12-14. On the ballot will be candidates for the chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education Committee, as well as the chairmen-elect of five other committees: Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations; Divine Worship; Domestic Justice and Human Development; Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth; and Migration.

Astronomers recommend renaming Hubble's law to honor Belgian priest

Nov 3, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- The International Astronomical Union has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename the Hubble law the Hubble-Lemaître law, to acknowledge the contributions of the Belgian priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître to the scientific theory of the expansion of the universe.

Belgian Brothers of Charity drop board members who accepted hospital euthanasia protocol

Nov 3, 2018 - 09:00 am .- The Brothers of Charity, a Belgian religious congregation, did not renew the terms for two board members of the organization that controls their hospitals in Belgium. The former board members had accepted a protocol that allowed the hospitals of the congregation to perform euthanasia in limited circumstances.

African fertility rates are falling - but not fast enough for some Western groups

Nov 3, 2018 - 07:01 am .- Despite recent disparaging Western commentary on high African birth rates, fertility rates on the continent are normal when viewed in the context of development, new data analysis from the Institute for Family Studies shows.

Pope Francis offers Mass for souls of 163 deceased cardinals, bishops

Nov 3, 2018 - 07:00 am .- Nine cardinals and 154 bishops have died since November 2017, including Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston, and Cardinal Karl Lehmann, who led the German bishops’ conference for 20 years.