Archive of November 23, 2018

Regis University defends campus 'drag show' despite archbishop's complaint

Nov 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Officials at a Catholic university defended a campus “drag show” and classroom measures designed to support the gender identity preferences of students, even after their local bishop said the university’s plan is at odds with Catholic teaching.

French court convicts priest and retired bishop

Nov 23, 2018 - 10:30 am .- A French court has sentenced a priest to two years in prison, with a third year suspended, for the sexual abuse of minors. At the same time, the court also handed down a suspended sentence against his former bishop for failing to report an allegation against the priest to civil authorities.

February meeting on abuse to have 'synodal dimension,' child protection expert says

Nov 23, 2018 - 09:42 am .- The approach of Pope Francis’ meeting of bishops in February, on the topic of abuse prevention in the Church, will reflect the synodal journey, Fr. Hans Zollner told Vatican Media Friday.

Cupich named to organizing group of Vatican's February meeting on abuse crisis

Nov 23, 2018 - 05:15 am .- The Vatican announced Friday Pope Francis’ selection for the organizing committee of the Vatican’s February meeting of bishops on abuse prevention. Among the group named is Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

'13 Reasons Why' could influence suicidal teens, says study

Nov 23, 2018 - 04:00 am .- A new study from the University of Michigan warns that the popular--and controversial--Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” could influence teens who are considering suicide.

Vatican urges Christians, Sikhs to foster 'culture of tenderness'

Nov 23, 2018 - 01:02 am .- Ahead of a major holiday for adherents of Sikhism, a Vatican council encouraged Christians and Sikhs alike to promote greater compassion toward all people, especially the vulnerable and marginalized.