Archive of November 6, 2018

Will Pope Francis have an impact on Orthodoxy’s Ukraine dispute?

Nov 6, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Russian Orthodox Church announced that it has withdrawn from a Vatican sponsored Commission for Catholic – Orthodox Theological Dialogue, in response to a dispute between Orthodox patriarchs in Moscow and Constantinople.

PNG bishops call for asylum seekers to be admitted to Australia

Nov 6, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Police in Papua New Guinea are moving sick refugees and migrants out of the capital city in preparation for a major economic conference, drawing ongoing criticism from the country’s Catholic leaders.

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil: 'I have witnessed the power of prayer'

Nov 6, 2018 - 03:24 pm .- Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the priest who was kidnapped in 2016 and held captive for 18 months by terrorists in Yemen, said that his ability to persevere “was thanks to the prayers of everyone” who interceded for him.

Three states consider abortion, religious freedom amendments in midterm vote

Nov 6, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- In three states voters will be considering proposed state constitutional amendments that would protect the rights of the unborn and promote religious liberty.

Catholic bishops ask Israel to repeal law excluding non-Jews

Nov 6, 2018 - 01:58 pm .- Top Catholic prelates in Israel are asking the government to repeal the recent Nation State Law, which they say paves a path for discrimination against non-Jewish citizens.

Did Iowa diocese give enough warning about abusive priest?

Nov 6, 2018 - 01:54 pm .- A New Mexico man says that an Iowa diocese neglected to tell him about the extent of abuse committed by a priest living in his home. Leaders in the diocese told CNA they tried to warn the man about the priest’s past, and that current leaders have attempted to do everything possible to manage the priest’s situation, within the confines of canon law.

Box set of Mother Angelica's spiritual writings released

Nov 6, 2018 - 12:39 pm .- EWTN released Thursday a box-set compilation of Mother Angelica’s spiritual writings.

Seventy-nine students kidnapped in Cameroon

Nov 6, 2018 - 11:49 am .- Armed separatists kidnapped 79 students from a Christian boarding school in Cameroon Monday.

Cardinal O'Malley elected chairman of Papal Foundation

Nov 6, 2018 - 09:52 am .- Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was elected chairman of the Papal Foundation’s board of trustees during a meeting in Washington, D.C. Oct. 30, taking over from Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served in the position for eight years.

In wealthy San Francisco, treatment of homeless draws UN condemnation

Nov 6, 2018 - 12:52 am .- As San Francisco prepares to consider a ballot measure to boost taxes for services to aid the homeless, a U.N. investigator has classed the treatment of the homeless in San Francisco and the Bay Area as a human rights violation.