Archive of November 29, 2018

CA assisted suicide law remains in legal limbo

Nov 29, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- A California court of appeals overturned Tuesday a lower court’s ruling that had put the state’s assisted suicide law in jeopardy.

Santa Fe archdiocese to file for bankruptcy

Nov 29, 2018 - 04:51 pm .- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Cardinal Müller: Spiritual renewal is the Church's foremost need

Nov 29, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- Cardinal Gerhard Müller said in a recent interview that the problem of clerical sex abuse must be countered primarily by spiritual renewal, prayer, and penance.

‘We must not hide from suffering,’ Iraqi archbishop says on Red Wednesday

Nov 29, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- In Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Catholics and Church leaders from four continents gathered Wednesday to pray solemn vespers for the persecuted Church.

Analysis: How sexual misconduct reforms might begin in U.S. dioceses

Nov 29, 2018 - 02:19 pm .- Some U.S. bishops have told CNA they now realize that if they want to initiate new reforms, they’ll have to do so in their own dioceses, using the ordinary prerogatives of a diocesan bishop.

Chilean president signs gender identity law

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:48 pm .- Chilean president Sebastián Piñera signed into law Wednesday a bill permitting people aged 14 or older to change their name and gender in the civil registry.

Senate moves to end U.S. support of Yemeni conflict

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:30 am .- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a procedural motion to advance a resolution that could end U.S. involvement in the conflict in Yemen. By a margin of nearly two-to-one, senators backed a motion to advance a resolution to invoke the War Powers Act and subject U.S. support for Saudi Arabia to congressional authorization.

Shrines are places of God's mercy, Pope Francis says

Nov 29, 2018 - 09:55 am .- Shrines and sanctuaries should be places of welcoming and mercy where the sacraments can be received, Pope Francis said Thursday to an international gathering of shrine rectors and pastoral workers.

Pope sends message to conference on closed churches

Nov 29, 2018 - 05:27 am .- Pope Francis wrote in his 2015 encyclical, Laudato si, that, “by learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism.”

CAR bishops establish day of prayer for victims of violence

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:45 am .- The bishops of the Central African Republic have set aside a day of mourning and a day of prayer for victims of ongoing violence in the country.