Archive of November 9, 2018

‘Whispered in the dark’ conference aims to help fight porn

Nov 9, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- An all-day conference will be hosted in southeast Michigan to expose the problem of pornography and promote resources for those seeking help.

What do Catholics expect from USCCB meeting on abuse crisis?

Nov 9, 2018 - 05:10 pm .- CNA spoke with theologians, priests, and other prominent Catholics about what they hope to see at the upcoming meeting of U.S. bishops.

U.S bishops welcome new HHS mandate exemptions

Nov 9, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- The USCCB has welcomed the Trump administration’s new rules providing enhanced consciene protections against the HHS contraceptive mandate.

Trump signs rules restricting asylum for illegal migrants

Nov 9, 2018 - 02:48 pm .- US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Friday morning that would prohibit those who entered the United States illegally through the southern border from applying for asylum.

Pope and Assyrian Patriarch: Blood of Middle East martyrs is ‘seed of Christian unity’

Nov 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis and the Assyrian Patriarch Mar Gewargis III have pledged ecumenical unity in support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a joint statement released Nov. 9.

Archbishop Gomez after Thousand Oaks shooting: Jesus cries with us

Nov 9, 2018 - 11:08 am .- Archbishop José Gomez offered prayers for victims of a shooting at a country dance hall this week, telling those present at a prayer vigil Thursday that even when we cannot understand senseless violence, we can trust in God’s love.  

Fear God, not Rome – advice for the US bishops

Nov 9, 2018 - 10:59 am .- A former senior staffer at the USCCB wrote Friday to the country's bishops ahead of their general assembly, urging them to deal with the sexual abuse not out of fear, but by demanding an open investigation of the McCarrick case.

Pope Francis warns Catholic journalists against pessimism

Nov 9, 2018 - 10:18 am .- Catholic journalists should be guided not by despair and negativity, but by a commitment to sharing the beauty of the human person, Pope Francis told a group of media students Friday.

Analysis: DiNardo's promise, and the USCCB's pending policies

Nov 9, 2018 - 01:34 am .- As the bishops hold their first formal meeting since this summer’s scandal began to unfold, many Catholics are incredulous at the promise that episcopal failures of leadership will not happen again.

New group formed to oppose abortion in Mexico

Nov 9, 2018 - 12:42 am .- The new umbrella group Suma de Actores Sociales (United Social Actors) is calling citizens to stand up against efforts by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to legalize abortion, euthanasia and marijuana.