Archive of November 19, 2018

Young man healed by Padre Pio recounts story of miraculous cure

Nov 19, 2018 - 07:46 pm .- Matteo Pio Colella was just 7 years old when he contracted a deadly disease. Doctors believed there was no hope for the boy, but he made a full recovery. His cure was the miracle that paved the way for the canonization of St. Padre Pio by Pope John Paul II in June 2002.

Australian senator announces gender swap so he can speak on abortion issues

Nov 19, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- After being slammed for his religion and told he would never understand abortion because it is a women’s issue, Australian senator Barry O’Sullivan declared himself a woman before parliament last week so that he could speak about abortion issues.

Kenya bans Marie Stopes from performing, advertising abortions

Nov 19, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- Kenyan authorities have banned the international abortion group Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortions in the country. This comes after a government agency investigated complaints that the group was promoting abortion through its advertisements.

New Mexico legislators want to repeal state's abortion ban

Nov 19, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- A group of New Mexican legislators seeks to overturn a state law that would make abortion illegal if Roe v. Wade were overturned, part of a developing trend among the handful of states with laws that criminalize abortion.

NJ dioceses to form compensation program for child victims of clerical abuse

Nov 19, 2018 - 03:16 pm .- The Archdiocese of Newark announced Monday that New Jersey’s five dioceses will together form a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program in the coming year, and will release the names of all priests in the state who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors.

Jesuit priest killed in South Sudan

Nov 19, 2018 - 02:18 pm .- Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, a Jesuit from Kenya, was shot and killed in South Sudan by unknown gunmen while at home Thursday morning.

Church in Chile to sign accord with prosecutor's office for investigation of abuse

Nov 19, 2018 - 01:34 pm .- The Chilean  bishops' conference has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with the prosecutor's office for the investigation of sex crimes within the Catholic Church.

Legatus will not collect 2019 tithe to Holy See

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:28 am .- A U.S.-based organization of Catholic business executives has decided not to collect from its members the portion of their dues that would constitute its 2019 donation to the Holy See.