Archive of November 21, 2018

Cupich denies working with Wuerl on ‘metropolitan model’ plan for sex abuse inquiries

Nov 21, 2018 - 09:07 pm .- Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has denied collaborating with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on a proposal for handling misconduct complaints against bishops. The plan was formally presented during the U.S. bishops’ conference General Assembly in Baltimore last week, as an alternative to draft measures that had previously presented by conference leadership.

Priest killed by military gunfire in Cameroon

Nov 21, 2018 - 03:08 pm .- A priest serving in Cameroon has been killed by military gunfire, amid a military and political conflict that has rocked the country for in recent years.

Federal judge rejects ban on female genital mutilation

Nov 21, 2018 - 02:56 pm .- A federal judge in Detroit ruled Tuesday that a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States is unconstitutional as it is currently written. This ruling dismisses six charges of FGM against a Michigan doctor in the first court case challenging the FGM ban in the U.S.

Polish nun who helped saved Jews during Holocaust dies at 110

Nov 21, 2018 - 01:45 pm .- Believed to be the “oldest nun in the world,” Polish Dominican nun Sister Cecylia Maria Roszak has died at the age of 110, the Archdiocese of Krakow has announced.

Follow Mary's 'yes,' pope says ahead of World Youth Day

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:31 am .- Serving others first requires listening to God in prayer, so that one can give the same ‘yes’ to God’s will that Mary gave, Pope Francis said in a message for World Youth Day 2019.

Trump defends relationship with Saudi Arabia after journalist's murder

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:20 am .- Citing low oil prices, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will continue to support Saudi Arabia after the death and dismemberment of a Washington Post journalist last month.

Cardinal DiNardo denies priests named in report ‘credibly accused’

Nov 21, 2018 - 09:16 am .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, has denied that he allowed two priests to remain in active ministry despite credible allegations of sexual abuse against them.

Pope Francis: God alone can heal the wounds of sin

Nov 21, 2018 - 03:13 am .- People need the mercy of God and the healing of the Holy Spirit to root out the sin in their lives – they cannot do it on their own, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Venice illuminated in red for Asia Bibi, persecuted Christians

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:09 am .- To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice was illuminated in red light Tuesday night.