Archive of November 16, 2018

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Nov 16, 2018 - 06:56 pm .- Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned.

Italy should get back taxes from Vatican, court rules

Nov 16, 2018 - 06:27 pm .- Catholic leaders are open to discussing with the Italian government a court ruling saying Italy has the right to recover millions of dollars from the Church from a previous tax exemption.

Underground bishop in China reported missing

Nov 16, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing “isolation and indoctrination.”

At least 42 dead in cathedral attack in Central African Republic

Nov 16, 2018 - 04:05 pm .- At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports.

Religious sisters in Cameroon released one day after kidnapping

Nov 16, 2018 - 04:03 pm .- Three Franciscan sisters and 13 novices travelling from Bamenda to Shisong in Northwest Cameroon have been released, after they were captured by separatist fighters in the small village of Bamessing yesterday.

Mexican bishops discussing commission to address abuse of minors

Nov 16, 2018 - 03:33 pm .- As part of their work at the 106th Plenary Assembly, the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) is discussing and could approve a commission for the protection of minors, to deal with cases of sexual abuse in all the dioceses of the country.

How will palliative care fare in Canada?

Nov 16, 2018 - 03:02 pm .- A member for Canadian Physicians for Life says requiring provision of assisted suicide by Catholic hospitals and by hospices will have disastrous results for palliative care throughout the country.

Pope Francis calls restrictions to religious freedom a 'white martyrdom'

Nov 16, 2018 - 02:06 pm .- There is the bloody martyrdom of Christians killed for their faith, but also another “martyrdom” which takes place when religious freedom is unjustly limited, Pope Francis said Friday in an audience with a group which assists the Church in the Holy Land.

Pope Francis visits the poor at mobile clinic in St Peter's Square

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis visited Friday the temporary medical clinics serving Rome’s poor and homeless in St. Peter's Square this week.

Vatican dicastery emphasizes family as part of Europe's cultural heritage

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:59 am .- In the wake of the European elections, a proposal was raised to consider “family” as the basis of Europe's cultural heritage.

After shocking theft, heart of Irish saint returns home

Nov 16, 2018 - 08:49 am .- The heart of St. Laurence O’Toole is again on public display six years after it was stolen, and 800 years after the death of the saint.

Algerian martyrs are models for the Church, archbishop says

Nov 16, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Archbishop Paul Desfarges of Algiers has said that Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, are “models for our lives as disciples today and tomorrow.”

Pro-life display vandalized at Ohio university

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:06 am .- A pro-life display at an Ohio university has been vandalized three times since it was erected Monday by the school’s pro-life organization.