Archive of November 7, 2018

Catholic schools in Australia to receive funding increase

Nov 7, 2018 - 05:10 pm .- Catholic schools in Australia have secured an increase in funding from the government following an outcry from Catholic leaders, but some Australians have been questioning the Church’s tactics in securing the funding.

Trump administration announces new conscience exemptions for contraceptive mandate

Nov 7, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and individuals in relation to the HHS contraception mandate.

Thousands march in support of life, family in El Salvador

Nov 7, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- Thousands participated Nov. 3 in the “Family is Life” march in San Salvador, calling on authorities to end efforts to legalize abortion and implement gender ideology in schools.

Four people, including priest, kidnapped in southern Nigeria

Nov 7, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- A Catholic priest and three other persons were kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state Tuesday night, according to local media.

Jeff Sessions resigns as Attorney General

Nov 7, 2018 - 02:31 pm .- Jeff Sessions has stepped down as attorney general. The decision came at the request of President Donald Trump.

Catholic vote split in midterm elections, pro-life amendments adopted

Nov 7, 2018 - 02:10 pm .- The Nov. 6 midterm elections saw the Catholic vote split evenly between the two main parties, while down-ballot measures to protect life and religious freedom were adopted by voters in several states.

Indian diocese will not fund defense for bishop accused of rape

Nov 7, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- The Diocese of Jalandhar will not pay for the criminal defense of its bishop, who is accused of serially raping a religious sister.

Amid abuse lawsuits, Guam archdiocese to file for bankruptcy

Nov 7, 2018 - 01:12 pm .- The Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam has announced that it will file for bankruptcy, following mediation efforts in September regarding clerical abuse claims in the territory.

Cardinal O'Brien: Don't let Holy Land become a 'museum'

Nov 7, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, told journalists Wednesday that the order of knighthood is committed to providing good educational opportunities in the Holy Land to help Christians remain in their homeland.

Manx legislature passes most liberal abortion law in British Isles

Nov 7, 2018 - 11:17 am .- The upper house of the Isle of Man's legislature passed Tuesday a bill that will liberalize abortion access in the territory. The Abortion Reform Bill 2018 now needs only receive royal assent and promulgation before it becomes law.

The bishop who reaped a hundred-fold

Nov 7, 2018 - 07:00 am .- Officially, his diocese has only existed since 2005. But Bishop Pallipparambil has been tending a flock in rural northeastern India for nearly four decades, watching it grow from 900 baptized Catholics in 1979 to more than 90,000 today, nearly 20 percent of the local population.

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of 'scandalous poverty'

Nov 7, 2018 - 04:47 am .- “If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Nov. 7. “What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued.  

Why the Holy Land is the 'fifth gospel' of Christianity

Nov 7, 2018 - 03:07 am .- Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a powerful journey that can ignite Christian faith through seeing the places Jesus walked, worked miracles, died and rose from the dead.

Human rights advocates: UN must address Chinese internment camps

Nov 7, 2018 - 12:41 am .- Human rights advocates are calling on the United Nations to address reports of Chinese internment camps holding 1 million Muslim minorities in Northwest China.