Archive of November 20, 2018

Pope Francis will travel to Romania in 2019

Nov 20, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Pope Francis will visit Romania in 2019, according to Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference.

Federal judge sides with asylum-seeking migrants, blocks Trump order

Nov 20, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- The Trump administration’s new rules limiting asylum for undocumented immigrants was wrong, says a federal judge who ruled they can still claim asylum even if they do not cross the border at an official point of entry.

Winona-Rochester diocese to file for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Nov 20, 2018 - 03:53 pm .- The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was announced Sunday. Bishop John Quinn wrote a letter explaining the decision, which was distributed in bulletins throughout the diocese.

Gunman kills one at Catholic store in Missouri

Nov 20, 2018 - 02:56 pm .- A gunman remains on the loose after shooting a woman and sexually assaulting another at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis retail store in Ballwin, Mo. on Monday afternoon. Ballwin is a suburb of St. Louis.

Cardinal DiNardo calls for 'reasonable' gun control after Chicago hospital shooting

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- After a shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago left four dead, including the gunman, on Monday afternoon, the president of the U.S. bishop’s conference offered prayers for the victims and called for reasonable gun restrictions.

Polish bishops ask forgiveness of sexual abuse victims

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:18 am .- The bishops of Poland published Monday a statement on the sexual abuse of minors by some clerics, asking forgiveness of the victims and calling for action, prayer, and penance.

Russian icons, spiritual masterpieces on display at Vatican

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:05 am .- “Art, spirituality, beauty,” are the three words Vatican Museums director Barbara Jatta used to describe a visiting exhibition of 54 Russian icons and masterpieces, which opened at the Vatican Tuesday.

A look at 25 years of RFRA

Nov 20, 2018 - 03:14 am .- Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA.

After years of controversy, HHS reconsiders fetal tissue funding

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:06 am .- Health researchers need alternatives to using fetal tissue, Department of Health and Human Services leaders have said after several years of controversy and investigations into whether fetal tissue procured from aborted babies was sold illegally.