Archive of December 3, 2018

Pope Francis to Jesuit college: Remember your origins

Dec 3, 2018 - 08:44 pm .- For the 50th anniversary of a Jesuit college in Rome, Pope Francis challenged members of the college community to reflect on the origins of the Society of Jesus as they seek spiritual fruit.

Commission formed in Pakistan to protect rights of minorities

Dec 3, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- A group of advocates for religious freedom have formed a commission for the protection of minorities’ rights in Pakistan, amid growing fears of intolerance toward religious minorities in the majority-Muslim country.

Praying for healing, Syracuse bishop releases names of accused priests

Dec 3, 2018 - 06:49 pm .- The Diocese of Syracuse has released a list of 57 priests credibly accused of abusing a minor, with some of the charges dating back to the 1950s.

Starbucks and Tumblr to block porn

Dec 3, 2018 - 05:16 pm .- Coffee giant Starbucks and microblogging website Tumblr have each announced they will be taking steps to prevent the online access of pornography.

Belgian prosecutors investigate euthanization of woman on autism spectrum

Dec 3, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- In the first criminal investigation of euthanasia since Belgium legalized the practice, the country's authorities are looking into the 2010 death of a woman with Asperger syndrome whom prosecutors say may have been “poisoned.”

Irish priests’ group calls for ‘synodal’ assembly on Church reform

Dec 3, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- The Irish organization Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has written an open letter to the country’s bishops, requesting a national assembly to discuss potential reforms to the Church.

Heresy-reporting app may undermine Indonesia's religious liberty

Dec 3, 2018 - 02:48 pm .- Human rights groups are criticizing a smartphone app being rolled out by the Indonesian government which would allow citizens to file heresy reports against groups with unofficial or unorthodox religious practices.

‘A man of faith and humility’ Catholics remember President George H.W. Bush

Dec 3, 2018 - 01:30 pm .- In the days following the death of President George H. W. Bush, Catholics around the country remembered the 41st president for his character and family values.

Pope Francis: The path to peace requires humility

Dec 3, 2018 - 11:13 am .- In a speech on Monday, Pope Francis called for humility as a path to world peace, urging world leaders and citizens of every nation to work for an end to violence and a greater respect for human dignity.