Archive of November 28, 2018

Analysis: What is next for Curial reform?

Nov 28, 2018 - 08:00 pm .- The next gathering of the Council of Cardinals, also known as the C9, will take place Dec. 10-12. It will likely be the last meeting of the council as it is presently constituted.

US Congress passes bill to relieve Christians, Yazidis in Iraq and Syria

Nov 28, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- The US House of Representatives passed Tuesday H.R. 390, a bill titled “Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act,” which seeks to assist with the rebuilding of the Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq and Syria.

US bishops ask Senate to pass prison reform bill

Nov 28, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a letter last week urging the Senate to pass the bipartisan First Step Act, which aims to “improve the lives of thousands of people impacted by our federal criminal justice system.”

Pro-life students ask Trump to defund Planned Parenthood

Nov 28, 2018 - 04:40 pm .- Students for Life has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to defund Planned Parenthood, and encouraged pro-life advocates to ask the administration to do so.

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Nov 28, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful Sunday to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city.

Venezuelan archbishop condemns sex abuse committed by religious priest

Nov 28, 2018 - 02:07 pm .- Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala of Maracaibo on Wednesday condemned the abuse of a female minor by Fr. Iván Marino Padial, for which the priest has been arrested.

Vatican approves second miracle for Blessed John Henry Newman

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:47 pm .- A second miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman has reportedly been approved by the Vatican, fueling expectation that his canonization could occur as early as next year.

Why do Central Americans join ‘migrant caravans?’

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:41 pm .- As policymakers and migrants consider their next steps, some have asked why migrants leave Central America to make a dangerous journey with an uncertain outcome

Holy See renews appeal to ban killer robots

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:18 pm .- A Vatican representative to the United Nations called on the international community to ban killer robots – known as Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) – in a speech in Geneva last week.

Australian archbishop appeals conviction of not reporting abuse

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:51 am .- Lawyers representing Archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted in May of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him in the 1970s, appealed his conviction this week in a Newcastle court.

District attorney searches Houston archdiocese

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:11 am .- Investigators have executed a search warrant on the chancery offices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. A search warrant obtained by the district attorney’s office for Montgomery County was served Wednesday morning by officers from the Texas Rangers and Conroe Police Department.

CDC report says abortion rates continue to fall

Nov 28, 2018 - 09:44 am .- A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that abortion rates in 2015 reached their lowest level in 10 years, although limitations in data collection make it difficult to assess actual abortion numbers in the U.S.

The Ten Commandments are God's 'x-ray,' Pope Francis says

Nov 28, 2018 - 04:42 am .- By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of Christ’s healing, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Tennessee diocese seeks to exhume remains of pastor on path to sainthood

Nov 28, 2018 - 03:37 am .- The Diocese of Knoxville is seeking to unearth the remains of a Tennessee pastor whose canonization cause is currently open.  

Japanese museum finds rare scroll from country's early Christians

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:24 am .- A Christian scroll found in a Japanese museum is believed to be from the earliest days of Christianity in the country, researchers have said.